Optic Nerve #9
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Optic Nerve #9 (Optic Nerve #9)

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This remarkably illustrated collection of postcards features the best of Tomine's distinctive, critically acclaimed Optic Nerve comic book series, as well as selections from his work for magazines such as The New Yorker, album covers, and more. Share these 30 different postcards or keep them all to yourself.

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My review of #9 covers #10 and #11 as well, for some reason I couldn't find them using search. The last three in the Optic Nerve series together form the single story of Ben and Miko, a Japanese-American couple living in Berkeley and who split up for a time after Miko gets an internship and moves to NYC. I give it a 4 for verisimilitude -- the characters are emotionally spot-on and bear frightening resemblance to people I knew in Berkeley. I also give it a 4 for personal reasons, because it's al...more
I'm hating this Ben character, probably because he reminds me of my own outbursts of negativeness, but I'm proooobably not as superficial. In any case, I probably felt this issue was better because even though it ends in a cliffhanger... I knew there'd be a second part, phew. Also the coffee cup left behind in the airport parking lot part.
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a popular contemporary cartoonist, is best known for his ongoing comic book series Optic Nerve and his illustrations in The New Yorker.
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