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Optic Nerve # 1 - Adrian Tomine

Optic Nerve # 1 - Adrian Tomine

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Optic Nerve # 1 - Adrian Tomine

Copyright 1995 by Adrian Tomine. Published by Drawn & Quarterly. 4th printing. $2.95 cover price.

From the publisher:

"After self-publishing seven mini comics as a teenager, Optic Nerve became a regular comic book series when Adrian Tomine was only 20.

Tomine’s work developed steadily over the years, from the rough, sketchy drawings of his early mini-comics to the stark, crisp graphic approach of his D&Q series. Although his work is no longer strictly autobiographical, his contemporary stories are still deeply personal. Tomine creates a new cast of characters for each story, and he has become a master of penetrating their fragile exteriors.

This first D&Q issue features five stories:

  • Sleepwalk, an account of a young man’s attempts to cling to an old, fading relationship;
  • Echo Avenue, where voyeurism is the pastime of choice as a couple peers into their neighbor’s bedroom window;
  • Long Distance, a brief, powerful story about a woman’s cold, distant conversations with her boyfriend;
  • Drop, an account of an unfortunate incident by the author’s father;
  • Lunch Break, where a solitary elderly woman thinks back to happier times in the 1950’s.


Condition: New as published

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Optic Nerve # 1


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