32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics

cover box and one front cover of the artist's books 32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics
box cover and the artist's books 32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics fanned out

Title

32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics

Subject

English, Creative Writing, Studio Arts

Description

"From Drawn and Quarterly: Between the ages of seventeen and twenty, Adrian Tomine self-published a series of ""mini-comics"": small, hand-assembled booklets thta he wrote, drew, and distributed himself. Entitled Optic Nerve, these comics were comprised of short vignettes and stories which displayed a youthful energy, an unabashed sense of experimentation, and the first hints of the distinctive, realist style that Tomine would go on to perfect. Over the course of those three years, word of mouth spread about these comics, and something that began as a teenage hobby was recognized as the arrival of a promising new talent. By 1994, Drawn & Quarterly had taken over the publishing of Tomine's comics, and these original seven issues sold out and were left out of print. 32 Stories presents those rare, early mini-comics for the first time in archival facsimile form: all seven issues in their entirety, faithfully reproduced and collected in one box. Also included in this edition: a supplementary booklet containing unpublished artwork, unseen photos, and new introductions by Adrian Tomine and publisher Chris Oliveros. https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shop?item=a4947f27e3ae4d&book=32-stories-special-edition-box-set"

Creator

Tomine, Adrian

Publisher

Tomine, Adrian

Date

2009

Format

8 booklets in case: chiefly ill.; 23 cm.

Language

English

Barcode

35108007033764

Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll PN6727.T64 .O68 2009

Collection

Citation

Tomine, Adrian, “32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/301.