~MICHAEL DeFORGE . . ANT COLONY
MICHAEL DeFORGE . . . BOOK SIGNING TO-NITE, SAT FEB 15, 2014 / 8PM
BERGEN STREET COMICS – 470 BERGEN STREET, BROOKLYN
BERGEN STREET COMICS PRESENTS THE DEBUT OF MICHAEL DEFORGE’S GRAPHIC NOVEL . . ‘ANT COLONY’, with a slideshow presented by the author/artist, and a book signing to follow.
MICHAEL DeFORGE, ‘ANT COLONY’
published by DRAWN & QUARTERLY, JAN 2014
11 x 8.5 in.
112 pages, full color with hard cover
from the press release:
‘ANT COLONY’ follows the denizens of a black ant colony under attack from the nearby red ants: from its opening pages, DeForge immerses the reader in a world of false prophets, unjust wars, and corrupt police officers.
On the surface, ‘ANT COLONY’ tells the story of this war, the destruction of a civilization, and the ants’ all-too-familiar desire to re-build. Underneath, though, ‘ANT COLONY’, plumbs the deepest human concerns – loneliness, faith, love, apathy, and more.
DeForge’s striking visual sensibility – stark lines, dramatic color choices, and brilliant use of page and panel space – stands out in this volume.
MICHAEL DeFORGE, ‘ANT COLONY’ page – via DRAWN & QUARTERLY.
yep, I think MICHAEL DeFORGE, and LOREN MUNK . . have some similar painterly . . characteristics !!
they both want to say . . . something !!
and, they both make great use of ‘diagrams’, informational graphics, and BOLD, BOLD COLOR !!
there is a great . . VISUAL RHYTHM to both their works.