I've been waiting a long time for issue #12 of Adrian Tomine's comic book, Optic Nerve. It'll be available on Wednesday.
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!
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects