Optic Nerve #13 doesn't disappoint, featuring three complete, visually unique stories in Adrian's compellingly readable style. "Go Owls" is a dark comedy about 12-step programs, drug dealing, and minor league baseball. "Translated, from the Japanese" is the diary of a young Japanese mother caught between her home country and a new, strange land, and hovering on the precipice of divorce. And "Winter, 2012", which you have a peek of behind the cut-out cover, is an autobiographical glimpse into Tomine's home life and his ongoing struggles with the modern world.
AND, BROOKLYN! A GENTLE, ALL-CAPS REMINDER that Adrian will be celebrating the release of Optic Nerve #13 tomorrow, August 1st, at Bergen Street Comics at 7pm. From their site: "Come on by and pick up your copy, and be sure to toast the artist with a glass of bubbly. We hope to see you here!"