Optic Nerve #14 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $6.95 - Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine’s multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with two stories and a bonus autobiographical strip. “Killing and Dying” is about a father’s struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, …
Published by Most Ancient
24p, b&w, screenprinted cover, sewn binding, 8.5"x8.5"
With issue #3, the landscape of Scaffold comes into focus, and with it, a more cohesive grasp of the epic structures on display. Hearty science fiction, told through ant-farm page navigations, Most Ancient lets the winding and encrusted multilayer scaffolding take front-and-center. Reminds me of the sense of magic tucked into the navigation of early video games, where a throbbing pixel landscape somehow tapped directly into some deep inner mindterror. -EF