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Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing comic books

  • Issue #1
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 1

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    1st Printing Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 2

    1st Printing Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 3

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  • Issue #4
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 4

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  • Issue #5
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 5

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  • Issue #6
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 6

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  • Issue #7
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 7

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  • Issue #8
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 8

    1st Printing. Story, Art and Cover by Adrian Tomine. In this issue, Tomine tells the story of two outcast teenagers and of the tense undercurrents that exist between them and the more popular group of students at school. This is the story that Dave Eggers chose to be included in the book The Best American Non-Required Reading. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #9
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 9

    1st Printing. Story, Art and Cover by Adrian Tomine. Part one of a three part storyline is featured in this issue. This fictional story examines the troubled sex-life of a confused, obsessive, Japanese-American male in his late twenties, and his cross-country search for the perfect girl. 32 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #10
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 10

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    1st Printing. Story, Art and Cover by Adrian Tomine. This issue of Optic Nerve, the second of a three part series, begins with our protagonist Ben Tanaka diving head-first into the world of dating, only days after his unwitting, long-term girlfriend has left for an internship in New York. We follow his awkward and often humiliating attempts at connecting with several young women, all of whom happen to have blonde hair and blue eyes. We also watch the life of Ben's best friend, Alice Kim, take several dramatic turns for the worse. The issue closes with another cliffhanger of sorts, setting the stage for a major shift in Ben's life and the story itself. This is Tomine's most ambitious work to date: funny, compelling and compulsively readable. 32 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #11
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 11

    1st Printing. Story, Art and Cover by Adrian Tomine. In this long-awaited conclusion to Adrian Tomine's three-part epic, the story leaps across the country, taking place entirely in New York. All of protagonist Ben Tanaka's worst (and most amusing) traits are brought to the fore as his obsessive quest reaches a fever pitch. His best friend, Alice Kim, finds herself at an unexpected crossroads in her life, forcing her to make several life-altering decisions. But whatever happened to Ben's girlfriend, Miko Hayashi? That and many other answers are revealed as our protagonists walk and talk their way through the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan, all delineated in Tomine's evocatively pristine style. 32 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #12
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 12

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    1st Printing. Stories, Art and Cover by Adrian Tomine. Award-winning cartoonist Adrian Tomine returns to the multiple short story format familiar from early issues of the iconic series. These new full-color stories showcase Tomine's trademark humor and observational skill, making Optic Nerve #12 a great entry point for new readers. "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. 40 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #13
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 13

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    1st Printing. Stories, Art and Cover by Adrian Tomine. Optic Nerve #13 features three complete stories, each distinct in their tone and visual style. "Go Owls" is a dark comedy about 12-step programs, drug dealing, and minor league baseball. "Translated, from the Japanese," illustrates the diary of a young Japanese mother, caught between two countries and hovering on the precipice of divorce. "Winter, 2012" is an autobiographical glimpse into Tomine's home life and his ongoing struggles with the modern world. Tomine channels contemporary zeitgeist and vernacular to produce flawlessly designed, compellingly readable stories. 40 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #14
    Optic Nerve (1995 Drawn & Quarterly) 1st Printing 14

    1st Printing. Stories, Art and Cover by Adrian Tomine. Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomines multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with two stories and a bonus autobiographical strip. Killing and Dying is about a fathers struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. Intruders depicts a man obsessively trying to find his way back to a former life by revisiting places he once knew. Optic Nerve 14 will appear on the twentieth anniversary of Tomines beloved comic book series, in whose pages the landmark graphic novel Shortcomings was first published. Each story in Optic Nerve 14 reveals new dimensions to Tomines unique visual sensibility and complex, character-driven stories. 40 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $6.95.