Publisher: DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W/A/CA) Michael DeForge
The debut graphic novel from a dazzling newcomer with a singular, idiosyncratic style, already in a 2nd printing!
In the few short years since he began his pamphlet-sized comic book series Lose, Michael DeForge has announced himself as an important new voice in alternative comics. His brash, confident, undulating artwork sent a shockwave through the comics world for its unique, fully formed aesthetic. Ant Colony 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.
Item Code: NOV131048
In Shops: 2/5/2014