Optic Nerve auteur and New Yorker cover artist Tomine documents his final step toward conjugal domesticity in this slim volume illuminating the pre-nuptial preparation. Apparently originating as an idea by his betrothed as a wedding favor for their guests, Tomine wisely decided to share the story more widely, with the serendipitous acquiescence of his publisher. He told interviewer Edward Champion (http://www.edrants.com/the-bat-segundo-show-adrian-tomine/) that the other intent of this collection was to jump-start a college fund for the couple's new daughter. Regardless, it's a sweet mosaic of unashamedly authentic moments preceding a new union. Tomine has tapped a fresh vein of creativity and if he ever chooses, could probably use this as his entree to a newspaper daily strip -- for better or for worse.