Optic Nerve #12

In the new, long-awaited Optic Nerve #12, award-winning Shortcomings cartoonist Adrian Tomine returns to the multiple short story format familiar from early issues of the iconic series and showcases Tomine's trademark humor and observational skill. 'A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture' deftly manipulates traditional comics idioms to tell a story of horticulture, patents, and misunderstood art forms, while 'Amber Sweet' is a disconcertingly modern tale about a case of mistaken identity.