Very Casual by Michael DeForge

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DeForge appears as a character and littering can be read as a metaphor for cartooning itself. While often willfully unsettling, DeForge’s work resonates on many levels.
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Culled from mini comics, online comics, and anthology contributions, Very Casual collects notable short stories from Michael DeForge's prolific oeuvre. Included are stories about litter gangs, meat-filled snowmen, righteous cops, beagle/human hybrids, and forest-bound drag queens.

 

About Michael DeForge

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Michael DeForge was born in 1987 in Ottawa. He currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator and designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. Past illustration clients include The Believer, Vice, New York Times Magazine, and The Walrus. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success and is published by Koyama Press. Lose #1 won in the Best Emerging Talent category at the 2010 Doug Wright Awards, and Lose #3 won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic. Lose #4 was released in Spring 2012, and the fifth instalment is slated for Fall 2013. His web comic strip Ant Comic is serialized weekly and will be collected into a graphic novel by Drawn and Quarterly upon its completion. DeForge's work blends an encyclopaedic knowledge of cartooning with a range of influences that include Jack Kirby, Eduardo Munoz Bachs, Mark Newgarden, and Hideshi Hino.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by Koyama Press. 152 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography, Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jun 03 2013

DeForge appears as a character and littering can be read as a metaphor for cartooning itself. While often willfully unsettling, DeForge’s work resonates on many levels.

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