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September 2018 Fiction: Canadian

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Brat
By (author): Michael DeForge
9781927668603 Hardcover, Paper over boards English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary Oct 19, 2018
$29.95 CAD
Active 6.5 x 9 x 0.63 in 160 pages Colour illustrations throughout. Koyama Press
A major star of minor crime struggles for delinquency relevancy as she ages out of the delinquent scene she pioneered. Michael DeForge presents the mid-career crisis of a merry prankster in his singular style that blurs the banal with the absurd.

Michael DeForge lives and works in Toronto, ON as a cartoonist and commercial illustrator. His one-person anthology seriesLosehas received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.

“DeForge’s feints at both the cyclical appropriation of radical fury into mainstream culture, and the mistaking of mere temper tantrums for true rebellion make for smart and insightful surrealist satire.” —Publishers Weekly

Brat has a great deal to say about 21st century fame. Just don’t try this at home.” — Mike Donachie,The Toronto Star

“Michael DeForge’s wonderful new graphic novelBrat mocks both celebrity culture and performances of rebellion.” — Annette Lapointe,New York Journal of Books

“DeForge is one of the great chefs of comic books, a brave, experimental force of creative nature that has rarely misstepped.” — Gosh! Comics

“DeForge is always pushing himself to explore how abstraction of form, space, and color alters tone and deepens character expression, and the intense disconnect from reality in the visuals brings new dimensions to his satirical storytelling.” — Oliver Sava,The A.V. Club, 28 November 2018 “For years now Michael DeForge has been building these f*cked-up worlds that sit on top of and inside our own world all at once.” — Ryan Werner,Heavy Feather Review

Brat proves that yes, DeForge is just as good as you thought he was.” — Chris Mautner,The Smart Set

Brat is at its playful best when viewed rather than merely read.” — Chris Gavaler,PopMatters

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