Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine's acclaimed comic series Optic Nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted on the surface, but Tomine takes us deeper into their lives, subtly examining their struggle to connect with friends and lovers.


“Tomine is a master of pseudorealistic stories in the tradition of raymond carver. This understated, black-and-white collection should satisfy fiction aficionados in any medium.” —Library Journal

“Brilliant... we know we're in the hands of a major young comics artist--visually gripping and emotionally challenging.” —Kirkus Reviews


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