Very Casual

Very Casual

Some Stories

Graphic Novel - 2013
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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
ISBN: 9780987963079
0987963074
Branch Call Number: GN DeFo
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm

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May 24, 2017

Grotesque drawings, nonsensical stories.

Radharc Aug 13, 2016

I like to read things that are strange and unusual, and the artwork in this book appealed to me a great deal, however, the majority of the "stories" contained are simply weird for the sake of being weird, and, in my opinion, don't measure up the the quality of the artwork.

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