Optic Nerve #14

Optic Nerve #14

Writer: Adrian Tomine Artist: Adrian Tomine Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $6.95 Critic Reviews: 1
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Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine's multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with a short autobiographical strip and two stories. "Killing and Dying" is about a father's struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. "Intruders" depicts a man obsessively trying to find his way back to a former life by revisiting places he once knew. Optic Nerve 14 will appear on the twentieth anniversary of Tomine's beloved comic book series, in whose pages the landmark graphic novel Shortcomings was first published. Each story in Optic Nerve 14 reveals new dimensions to Tomine's unique visual sensibility and complex, character-driven stories.

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    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 1, 2015

    With that comes a story told at times by an unreliable author. His characters are often unpleasant people stuck in an unpleasant world, folks who are prone to making bad decisions, or in the case of issue #14's second segment (Intruders), prone to making utterly mystifying decisions. But no matter how hostile his environments can be, Tomine offers an opportunity for each of his creations to break out of their awful cycles. The damning thing about that is more often than not they choose to ignore it. Read Full Review

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