Ant Colony

Category: Book
By (author): DeForge, Michael
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Published: January 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 11.06in x 8.67in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*The debut graphic novel from a dazzling newcomer with a singular, idiosyncratic style In the few short years since he began his pamphlet-size comic book series Lose, Michael DeForge has announced himself as an important new voice in alternative comics. His brash, confident, undulating artwork sent a shock wave through the comics world for its unique, fully formed aesthetic. With his debut Drawn & Quarterly title, Ant Colony, DeForge confirms his place as a mover and shaker in the world of graphic novels.      From its opening pages, Ant Colony immerses the reader in a world that is darkly existential, with false prophets, unjust wars, and corrupt police officers, as it follows the denizens of a black ant colony under attack from the nearby red ants. On the surface, it's the story of this war, the destruction of a civilization, and the ants' all too familiar desire to rebuild. Underneath, though, Ant Colony plumbs the deepest human concerns-loneliness, faith, love, apathy, and more. All of this is done with humor and sensitivity, exposing a world where spiders can wreak unimaginable amounts of havoc with a single gnash of their jaws.      DeForge's striking visual sensibility-stark lines, dramatic color choices, and brilliant use of page and panel space-stands out in this volume.
Review Quote*"Michael DeForge's magnum opus . . . tackles . . . sex, war, parenthood, family, labor, love, the Other, death-with . . . brio and ease." - The Comics Journal "[DeForge] has a portfolio . . . few could match. He's a skilled draftsman yet his style is simple . . . allowing the purity of his narratives to shine through." - It's Nice That
Biographical NoteMichael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. After a few years of experimenting with short strips and zines, he created Lose #1, his first full-length comic, which won Best Emerging Talent at the Doug Wright Awards. He has since published a handful of comic books, which have received industry praise and two Eisner Award nominations. His illustrations have been published in The New York Times and Bloomberg View ; his comics have appeared in Believer, Maisonneuve, and the Adventure Time comic book series.