Adrian Tomine’s iconic comic series, Optic Nerve, is once again available in new printings. Each issue features a selection of short tales, some slice-of-life, some powerful meditations on life, family, and relationships.
“Dylan & Donovan” (11 pages), the first of four stories, recounts the difficult adolescence of two twin sisters and their life with an aging hippie father; in “Supermarket” (6 pages), a blind man attempts to befriend a young woman at the checkout counter; “Hostage Situation” (3 pages) is an account of a miserable bus ride with two unruly passengers; in “Unfaded” (3 pages), a young man ponders a life gone by after his grandfather is admitted to a senior’s home.
24 page black and white comic book
Drawn & Quarterly, 1997