OPTIC NERVE Comics prodigy Adrian Tomine has built a loyal following off the slice-of-life Nerve since '91. His latest arc (issues 9--11) follows moody movie-theater owner Ben Tanaka, who struggles to hang on to his Asian girlfriend while secretly lusting after white ladies. He's sad and somewhat despicable, and yet Tomine, being the understated virtuoso he is, effortlessly spins him into a Gen-X hero.
Optic Nerve #10 in Entertainment Weekly
“Entertainment Weekly Review - Optic Nerve #10” / Entertainment Weekly / Entertainment Weekly Staff / February 22, 2006