I've been waiting a long time for issue #12 of Adrian Tomine's comic book, Optic Nerve. It'll be available on Wednesday.
Find a local comic shop that sells it. Order it directly from the publisher.
In the new, long-awaited Optic Nerve #12, award-winning Shortcomings cartoonist Adrian Tomine returns to the multiple short story format familiar from early issues of the iconic series. These full-color stories showcase Tomine’s trademark humor and observational skill, making Optic Nerve #12 a great entry point for new readers. “A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture” deftly manipulates traditional comics idioms to tell a story of horticulture, patents, and misunderstood art forms, while "Amber Sweet" is a disconcertingly modern tale about a case of mistaken identity. Full color, 40 pages
Meet Adrian at these upcoming events:
BROOKLYN Sunday, Sept 18th
Special Guest at the Brooklyn Book Fest, Signing at D+Q Booth
BROOKLYN Thursday Sept 22nd
Official NYC Launch at Desert Island!
SAN FRAN Saturday Oct 1 & Sunday the 2nd
At Miami Book Fair"
At the MBF with Daniel Clowes & Seth!
BROOKLYN Saturday December 3rd
Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival
The best comics festival in NYC!
Our friends at Drawn and Quarterly have published New York Postcards: 30 Illustrations from the Pages of The New Yorker and Beyond, by Adrian Tomine. It’s based on his lovely book, New York Drawings, which I excerpted here.
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