Don't "wait for the book to come out, then download an illegal scan and read it on your phone" you guys!
In this new, long-awaited issue, award-winning Shortcomings
cartoonist Adrian Tomine returns to the multiple short story format
familiar from early issues of the iconic series.
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.
History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture”
On top of these two stories, and for a full "cool, nostalgic, retro" effect, it comes with two pages of letters to the author and a "pointless, dashed-off autobio strip to fill a few extra pages" (except it's the contrary of pointless or dashed-off).