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, …
by Mark Connery
Published by 2D Cloud
240p, b&w, softcover, 6.25"x8"
This is simply the best- a real, true treasure chest, open with all the gemstones a-gleaming, gold chains flowing over the sides, jewel-encrusted goblets and coins littering the sand. Snacksmart and freeflowing, Rudy feels infinite when you're in it, camped under that palm tree on your mind beach, crown on your head, stacking the spoils. Connery's way is everything: impeccable comic timing, laced and hemmed with philosophical dread and a bounce-back marshmallow-pillow absurdity that is fundamental to the cavalier graphic design. Ruin your bean supper, run for your life, read a book that matters! -EF