On Saturday, February 8th, at 7pm, join Quimby’s and Drawn and Quarterly for the launch of Michael DeForge’s darkly existential graphic novel Ant Colony! In just a few short years, DeForge’s singular, idiosyncratic style has made him an important new voice in alternative comics. Here, he will present a slideshow with a signing to follow.
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 rebuild. 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.
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Also! Santullo’s Eatery down the street (1943 W. North Ave) has generously agreed to provide pizza for the occassion! For more info about their delicious New York style pizza see santullos.com.
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@michael_deforge Michael DeForge talks about Ant Colony tonight here at 7pm! http://t.co/p4g0kriHvu