Good things come to those who wait. And fans of Adrian Tomine’s Optic Nerve comics—with their clean lines, quiet realism, and subtle revelations—know how to wait. The last issue, number 12, arrived in September 2011; nearly two years later, the anthology is back, with a launch party at Brooklyn’s Bergen Street Comics. Join Tomine over refreshments and check out the new issue, which includes “Translated, From the Japanese,” a mother’s heartsick reminiscence to her son; “Go Owls,” a wry look at a pair of baseball fans who meet in a 12-step program; and a short strip in which Tomine confronts the modern world.

Thu., Aug. 1, 7 p.m., 2013

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