A friend of mine once picked up a copy of Optic Nerve #9
off of the floor of my apartment. Forty-five minutes later she handed it to me, her eyes wide and starving: "I want more!" she said. Sadly, most of Tomine's stories leave you this way; emotionally bound with no sense of relief or closure, much like how real myopic relationships go. His characters are just as keenly complicated as they are dispicable, the kind you love to hate, that possess the qualities you're afraid you have. His accompanying illustrations are equally well-crafted. Summer Blonde
is a collection of some of the latest issues of Optic Nerve
. You'll read it front cover to back, relish the stab in your heart, and yearn for issue 10.