|By (author):||DeForge, Michael|
|Subject:||COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary|
|FICTION / Graphic Novels|
|Publisher:||Drawn & Quarterly Publications|
|Size:||7.00in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
In a thoroughly modernized, constantly updating society, where can true connection be found?
The narrator of Familiar Face works in the government's department of complaints, reading through citizens' reports of the issues they've had with the system updates. The job isn't to fix anything but rather to be the sole human sounding board, a comfort in a system so decidedly impersonal. These complaints aren't mere bug reports-they can be anything: existential, petty, just plain heartbreaking.
Michael DeForge's ability to find the humanity and emotional truth within the outlandish bureaucracy of everyday life is unparalleled. The signatures of his work-a vibrant color palette, surreal designs, and a self-aware sense of humor-enliven an often bleak technocratic future. Familiar Face is a masterful and deeply funny exploration of how we define our sense of self, and how we cope when so much of life is out of our control.
|Review Quote*||"DeForge examines both how we build our own sense of self and how others take on the roles we create for them."-Guardian "DeForge is one of the most inventive and prolific cartoonists working today."-Vulture "[DeForge combines] a surreal point of view with a sharp eye for graphic design and the expressive qualities of animation."-NPR|
|Biographical Note||Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and has written eight books, including Ant Colony, Big Kids, Sticks Angelica, and Leaving Richard's Valley. He has been a celebrity judge for the Midland Butter Tart Festival. He is currently on a treadmill.|