Winner of the 2013 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series Winner of the 2013 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist Nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) "Michael DeForge's one-man anthology is the gateway to a gob-dropping world." -- Jesse Locke, Weird Canada "I've discovered the work of Michael DeForge, which I'm really digging." -- Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, Powers, Alias), The Nerdist "Lose is a phenomenal piece of work; Michael DeForge has been consistently pushing the envelope and making some of the best comics out there." -- Becky Cloonan, Eisner Award winning author of The Mire "If you aren't reading Michael DeForge, I don't know what you're doing with your life." -- Timothy Callahan, Comic Book Resources "I just picked up Michael DeForge's Lose #4 and it rules, like all of his comics. I say it all the time, DeForge is one of the best out there these days. Pick up any issue of Lose, pick them all up." -- Kate Beaton author of Hark! A Vagrant (Drawn & Quarterly, 2011) "With Michael DeForge, you can be certain that you won't get what you expect." --Alex Hern, The New Statesman "A classic one-man indie anthology by a prolific young artist who seems to follow no trends but rather creates an imaginative world distinctly his own. DeForge is the best cartoonist working today." -- Timothy Callahan, Comic Book Resources "Deforge has carved out a wide space for himself in the school of unnerving cartoon art, majoring in nihilistic humour and deadpan irony, with a minor in sexually-tinged body horror. Several of the pieces in this handsome square-bound comic book...elicit the very same hair-standing-on-end, skin-rippling frisson of terror that the best examples of the genre are known for." -- BK Munn, Sequential "Lose" #4 builds on what DeForge has done in previous comics and amplifies his own world-building. DeForge's odd stories have begun to develop a large-scale internal logic by this point, and his personal mythology is taking a more concrete form. The newest issue of "Lose" is astonishing. I am constantly surprised and amazed by what DeForge can do." -- Timothy Callahan, Comic Book Resources
About the Author
Michael DeForge was born in 1987 in Ottawa. He currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator and designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. Past illustration clients include The Believer, Vice, New York Times Magazine, and The Walrus. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success and is published by Koyama Press. Lose #1 won in the Best Emerging Talent category at the 2010 Doug Wright Awards, and Lose #3 won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic. Lose #4 was released in Spring 2012, and the fifth instalment is slated for Fall 2013. His web comic strip Ant Comic is serialized weekly and will be collected into a graphic novel by Drawn and Quarterly upon its completion. DeForge's work blends an encyclopaedic knowledge of cartooning with a range of influences that include Jack Kirby, Eduardo Munoz Bachs, Mark Newgarden, and Hideshi Hino.