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DeForge är en skatt inom amerikanska alternativserier. Ant Colony är en strålande, köttig obehaglig juvel fylld av fantastiska idéer och främmande logik. Ant Colony har gått som följetong på en av hans hemsidor men det är en helt annan känsla att läsa denna tjusiga utgåva i ett svep. En god investering i nytt tänkande.
"DeForge always seems utterly in control--from the dreamscape-on-drugs palette of electric blues, acid tangerines and lemon yellows, to the deft world-building worthy of Jack Kirby, to the winged terrors that nod to manga horror master Kazuo Umezu... DeForge is apparently of our species, but as a keen observer of multifaceted behavior, perhaps no cartoonist has a better compound eye." --The Washington Post "[Ant Colony] is . . . absurd and existential . . . [DeForge] grants no victors and no spoils." --Harper's Magazine "Ant Colony goes beyond any of his previous work, laying out the psychosexual hang-ups and strange power dynamics of characters who are as deep and complicated as an anthill's network of caves." --National Post "Ant Colony is a sort of life-during-wartime love story in which the characters happen to be stylized ants, centipedes and spiders inhabiting a world rendered with outsized surreal flair." --Montreal Gazette "With its striking design, strong characters and parallel references to kiddie-fare animal antics and soul-crushing adult decisions, Ant Colony is compelling work." --Chicago Tribune "With an unusual style that is equal parts adorable, grotesque, psychedelic, and earthy, DeForge tells an epic story . . . the hallucinatory imagery works wonderfully with the emotional honestly of the writing to make Ant Colony an outstanding spectacle with personality and depth." --AV Club "A book this thought-provoking and gorgeous deserves acclaim." --Paste "Every so often a book comes along that knocks you flat on your ass and makes you wonder where the hell you've been and why you haven't seen anything like it sooner. Ant Colony is exactly that kind of book . . . an intensely charismatic, thoughtful, evocative little world that DeForge has filled with memorable characters, burning philosophical questions, and moments of true humanity that shine through the stylized thoraxes and angled antennae of his kooky creations. The year may be young, but I am confident when I say that this may just be the best graphic novel of 2014." --Nerdist
Michael 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