Some StoriesGraphic Novel - 2013
Most of the work here has appeared in a barrage of minicomics, small-press publications and Web comics. Many of DeForgeʼs comics center on body horror: in “Sweet Tat,” a popular band is made up of ugly lumps of flesh who infect their fans with a terrible disease, and some of the wordless comics deal with bodies that morph in more or less disturbing ways. DeForgeʼs work is most powerful when he engages in world-building, however. In “Spotting Deer,” which is rendered in delicate colors, the life of the mysterious eponymous creature is revealed—flesh from a special organ is harvested at farms so the deer can make a living. And in “Cody,” a man explores the tense and exciting world of artistic littering. As in several of the comics here, thereʼs a roman à clef aspect to “Cody.” DeForge appears as a character and littering can be read as a metaphor for cartooning itself.
Publisher: Toronto : Koyama Press, c2013
Branch Call Number: GN DeFo
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm