Adrian Tomine, “Summer Blonde”

These are stories originally from Tomine’s Optic Nerve series, issues 5 through 8. This book is seriously depressing. Just how I like it.

Published: 2002, 132 pp.
Obtained via: Half Price Books
Date started: 1.18.08
Date finished: 1.19.08
What I liked: It’s excruciating because the situations are so real. The drawing is stellar, but the stories are incredible in their own right.
What I didn’t like: Well, I guess reading depressing comics on a Friday night isn’t that cool.
What I learned: Tomine’s a master on par with Chris Ware when it comes to depressing comics. Just kidding about the second part. You can imagine a period after Ware.


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