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    Optic Nerve #1 PDF/EPUB Ò Optic Nerve Kindle - cling to an old, fading relationship Echo Avenuepages , where voyeurism is the pastime of choice as a couple peers into their neighbor s bedroom window Long Distancepages , a brief, powerful story about a woman s cold, distant conversations with her boyfriend Droppage , an account of an unfortunate incident by the author s father and Lunch Breakpages , where a solitary elderly woman thinks back to happier times in thes."/>
  • Paperback
  • 24 pages
  • Optic Nerve #1
  • Adrian Tomine
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 1894937317

10 thoughts on “Optic Nerve #1

  1. Mark Victor Young Mark Victor Young says:

    This collection of five underground style graphic short stories is a remarkable start for this newcomer to comics Adrian Tomine, now 20 years old, has been self publishing his comics since he was sixteen, and he writes well beyond his years The most promising thing about this young artist is that this is his first widely distributed comic and he has already shown so many strengths to build upon that he will just keep getting better The stories in Optic Nerve are bleak, realistic stories abo This collection of five underground style graphic short stories is a remarkable start for this newcomer to comics Adrian Tomine, now 20 years old, has been self publishing his comics since he was sixteen, and he writes well beyond his years The most promising thing about this young artist is that this is his first widely distributed comic and he has already shown so many strengths to build upon that he will just keep getting better The stories in Optic Nerve are bleak, realistic stories about people in anguish, failed relationships, strange situations, and other themes of urban angst In Echo Ave , the main couple in the story settle in for a night of voyeurism, watching the new couple in the apartment across the street with the curtains open They act like they are watching a movie getting up for drinks and snacks, moving their chairs, talking about the actionuntil something dreadful happens across the road, a la Rear Window Tomine s greatest strength is his artwork He strikes the perfect balance between black and white, light and shadow, and realistic and abstract representation Clearly he has mastered a wide variety of graphic techniques and is able to manipulate them to control mood, tension, and all manner of characterization and expression Where his work needs work is, ironically, in the balance between graphic and narrative storytelling, or words and pictures You can feel his progress in these stories, where the later ones use either no captioning or present a strictly internal monologue in the captions, and the earlier ones run into trouble trying to balance thoughts and narration in caption form The trouble comes when the caption and the panel contain the same information Such as a caption from Sleepwalk which says, I wash the overflow of dishes and scrub the bathroom with a picture of him scrubbing the bathroom Or a caption which says, I ll paraphrase I suggest somewhere else to go before she can mention heading home with a picture of him saying, Let s go get a drink or something This kind of repetition is a common weakness in the comics field Scott McCloud says it best in his Understanding Comics In comics at its best, words and pictures are like partners in a dance and each one takes turns leading When both partners try to lead, the competition can subvert the overall goals It s the kind of thing that you only notice subconsciously when you re reading a story, but which affects your overall enjoyment of a story It feels like you re being patronized, in a way, and it s really just a kind of occasional laziness on the part of the storyteller to not think of a better way to fuel the action But there were many times when the opposite was the case, and Tomine s words and pictures were the perfect complement to each other Those times are going to be the key to Tomine s success If he can take care of a few rough edges and build on his already prodigious strengths as a graphic storyteller, his future is very promising indeed


  2. Kaustubh Kaustubh says:

    Raw, incisive, and an intriguing commentary on the human condition


  3. Yasmin Rahman Yasmin Rahman says:

    Stark, dreary, nihilisticreal Very moving stories, but didn t particularly care for the art.


  4. Alexander Lisovsky Alexander Lisovsky says:

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  5. Matt Graupman Matt Graupman says:

    Adrian Tomine s comics are so polished nowadays, it s kind of remarkable to see how rough and raw his stuff still kind of looks in this first issue of his rebooted Drawn Quarterly backed one man anthology series, Optic Nerve You know, comparatively It s still obviously a Tomine book, though, because there s plenty of cringeworthy romantic interactions, dry humor, and ennui Also, his less isapproach to storytelling, the ability to suggest so much in just a few panels, was so well dev Adrian Tomine s comics are so polished nowadays, it s kind of remarkable to see how rough and raw his stuff still kind of looks in this first issue of his rebooted Drawn Quarterly backed one man anthology series, Optic Nerve You know, comparatively It s still obviously a Tomine book, though, because there s plenty of cringeworthy romantic interactions, dry humor, and ennui Also, his less isapproach to storytelling, the ability to suggest so much in just a few panels, was so well developed at such an early stage in his career The standout story in this issue is Echo Ave., about a couple who witnessthan they bargained for when their new neighbor keeps his curtains open


  6. Carrie Carrie says:

    Why no ending


  7. Emil Reiling Emil Reiling says:

    Love the all the stories in this series Adrian Tomine, one of the best.


  8. Jerry Ghazali Jerry Ghazali says:

    Gambaran kehidupan yang menyedihkan dan Adrian Tomine sebagai seorang yang realist dengan sengaja memberi pengakhiran yang kabur untuk setiap darinya Pengakhiran yang kabur barangkali bagi pembaca yang tidak berusaha akan berfikir kesedihan itu suatu perasaan berpanjangan dan tiada kesudahan Bagi pembaca yang sentiasa dahagakan kekaburan ala Adrian Tomine, mereka percaya kekaburan itu sengaja diwujudkan untuk mengajak pembaca berfikir dan mengubah sendiri kesinambungannya sekaligus isu yang ag Gambaran kehidupan yang menyedihkan dan Adrian Tomine sebagai seorang yang realist dengan sengaja memberi pengakhiran yang kabur untuk setiap darinya Pengakhiran yang kabur barangkali bagi pembaca yang tidak berusaha akan berfikir kesedihan itu suatu perasaan berpanjangan dan tiada kesudahan Bagi pembaca yang sentiasa dahagakan kekaburan ala Adrian Tomine, mereka percaya kekaburan itu sengaja diwujudkan untuk mengajak pembaca berfikir dan mengubah sendiri kesinambungannya sekaligus isu yang agak nipis ini bakal tebal dengan pelbagai versi pengakhiran yang halimunan.MembacaSleepwalksekaligus mengingatkan akan tarikh ulangtahun kelahiran aku yang bakal tiba melabuhkan tirai bulan ke lapan ini


  9. Michael Palkowski Michael Palkowski says:

    There is so much character and subtlety involved in each vignette that each has it s own power in evoking well known but often poorly expressed feelings The endings are fantastically edited to create an unrealistic craving for closure, which is never granted, just like the majority of life and most meaningful relationships.


  10. Tricia Tricia says:

    stories that left thinking because of their vague endings I guess Tomine wants us to create our own interpretation endings or just want to troll us bothered by the ending IDK.I love the underground comic styles And I still love floppies


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Optic Nerve #1[Reading] ➶ Optic Nerve #1 ➬ Adrian Tomine – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Great art and a soft, smooth page that s slick to the touchreading Optic Nerve is like peeking into someone s diary or flipping through your favorite photo album New York Daily NewsAfter self publishi Great art and a soft, smooth page that s slick to the touchreading Optic Nerve is like peeking into someone s diary or flipping through your favorite photo album New York Daily NewsAfter self publishing seven mini comics as a teenager, Optic Nerve became Optic Nerve Kindle - a regular comic book series when Adrian Tomine was onlyHis work developed steadily over the years, from the rough, sketchy drawings of his early mini comics to the stark, crisp graphic approach of his DQ 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 exteriorsThis first D Q issue features five stories Sleepwalkpages , an account of a young man s attempts to cling to an old, fading relationship Echo Avenuepages , where voyeurism is the pastime of choice as a couple peers into their neighbor s bedroom window Long Distancepages , a brief, powerful story about a woman s cold, distant conversations with her boyfriend Droppage , an account of an unfortunate incident by the author s father and Lunch Breakpages , where a solitary elderly woman thinks back to happier times in thes.


About the Author: Adrian Tomine

ADRIAN TOMINE was born in in Sacramento, California He began self publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve His comics have been anthologized in publications such as McSweeney s, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and his graphic novel Shortcomings was Optic Nerve Kindle - a New York Times Notable Book of His next release, Killing and Dying will be published by Drawn and Quarterly in October Since , Tomine has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughters.