Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Adrian Tomine

Long-awaited Optic Nerve 11 has arrived. It's been so long since I read the last issue that I've forgotten the story, but #11 is the last in a three part series, so be sure to revisit #9 and 10. Apparently, in the new issue the main character goes from the Bay Area to Brooklyn, just like Adrian Tomine.

p.s. Finished reading #11. Spoiler warning. Basic gist of the story is this: Asian guy finds out that his ex-girlfriend (also Asian) is now dating a white guy. Spurned Asian guy feels threatened, indignant, livid... Sigh. I've heard this story before, as has just about everyone else. It may be an honest telling of the experience, but I found the story lame and tiresome.

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