Michael DeForge

marlene lopez

(DeForge, Michael) Michael DeForge’s one-person anthology series, Lose, has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for, or won, every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner awards. His illustrations have been published in The New York Times and Bloomberg View; his comics have appeared in the Believer, Maisonneuve, and the Adventure Time comic book series.  Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero (Drawn and Quarterly) spotlights DeForge’s witty dialogue and deadpan narration to create a bizarre, yet eerily familiar world. After a high-profile family scandal, Sticks escapes to the woods to live in what would be relative isolation were it not for the many animals that surround and inevitably annoy her. The Guardian writes, “Toying with autobiography, biography, and hagiography DeForge examines both how we build our own sense of self and how others carry on the roles we create for them in our own personal dramas.”