NYC – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero Signing

Join Michael DeForge on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 PM for a live reading and book signing as he introduces the world to Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero. Sticks has escaped her heritage for the refuge of the woods and through her story, DeForge delivers another deeply humane work, one that subtly questions the integrity of the political state and contemporary journalism, all while investigating our relationship to the natural world.

Michael will be joined by musician Sadie Dupuis (Sad13, Speedy Ortiz) who will play a solo set following the reading. Come out for a celebratory lo-fi comics night!

Author Bio:
Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. His one-person anthology series Lose has been nominated for, or won, every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner awards. His previous graphic novels with Drawn & Quarterly are Ant Colony, Big Kids, and First Year Healthy. This March he releases Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero.

Sadie Dupuis is a musician, writer and artist who most frequently performs as the frontdemon of the rock group Speedy Ortiz, which has released two critically acclaimed albums for Carpark Records. She also writes politically-geared pop songs under the moniker Sad13. Based in Philadelphia, her writing on music has been published in Spin, New York Magazine, and Nylon, and she earned an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst.

Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St, Brooklyn, New York 11249
(718) 388-4111

MA – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero Signing

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Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning graphic novelist MICHAEL DEFORGE—author of Ant Colony, Big Kids, and First Year Healthy—for a presentation of his latest book, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero. The evening will include music by special guest SADIE DUPUIS of Speedy Ortiz.

About Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero
Sticks Angelica is, in her own words, “49 years old. Former: Olympian, poet, scholar, sculptor, minister, activist, Governor General, entrepreneur, line cook, headmistress, Mountie, columnist, libertarian, cellist.” After a high-profile family scandal, Sticks escapes to the woods to live in what would be relative isolation were it not for the many animals that surround and inevitably annoy her. Sticks is an arrogant, self-obsessed force who wills herself on the flora and fauna. There is a rabbit named Oatmeal who harbors an unrequited love for her, a pair of kissing geese, a cross-dressing moose absurdly named Lisa Hanawalt. When a reporter named, ahem, Michael DeForge shows up to interview Sticks for his biography on her, she quickly slugs him and buries him up to his neck, immobilizing him. Instead, Sticks narrates her way through the forest, recalling formative incidents from her storied past in what becomes a strange sort of autobiography.

Deforge’s witty dialogue and deadpan narration create a bizarre, yet eerily familiar world. Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero plays with autobiography, biography, and hagiography to look at how we build our own sense of self and how others carry on the roles we create for them in our own personal dramas.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

IL – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero Signing

Join Michael DeForge on Saturday, March 25th at 7:00 PM for a live reading and book signing as he introduces the world to Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero. Sticks has escaped her heritage for the refuge of the woods and through her story, DeForge delivers another deeply humane work, one that subtly questions the integrity of the political state and contemporary journalism, all while investigating our relationship to the natural world.

Michael will be joined by musician Sadie Dupuis (Sad13, Speedy Ortiz) who will play a solo set following the reading. Come out for a celebratory lo-fi comics night!

Author Bio:
Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. His one-person anthology series Lose has been nominated for, or won, every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner awards. His previous graphic novels with Drawn & Quarterly are Ant Colony, Big Kids, and First Year Healthy. This March he releases Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero.

Sadie Dupuis is a musician, writer and artist who most frequently performs as the frontdemon of the rock group Speedy Ortiz, which has released two critically acclaimed albums for Carpark Records. She also writes politically-geared pop songs under the moniker Sad13. Based in Philadelphia, her writing on music has been published in Spin, New York Magazine, and Nylon, and she earned an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

QC – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero Launch Party

Join Michael DeForge for a live reading and book signing on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM as he introduces the world to Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero! Sticks has escaped her heritage for the refuge of the woods and through her story, DeForge delivers another deeply humane work, one that subtly questions the integrity of the political state and contemporary journalism, all while investigating our relationship to the natural world.

MICHAEL DEFORGE was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. His one-person anthology series Lose has been nominated for, or won, every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner awards. His previous graphic novels with Drawn & Quarterly are Ant Colony, Big Kids, and First Year Healthy. This March he releases Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-222

NYC – Ant Colony Signing

February 11, 2014 by  
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Cartoonist Michael DeForge signs at Bergen Street Comics on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

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Please join us at Bergen Street Comics on Saturday, February 15th at 8pm 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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Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

PA – An Evening With Michael Deforge

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Cartoonist Michael Deforge signs Ant Colony at Locust Moon Comics on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

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Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

MD – Ant Colony/Friend-Love Signing

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Cartoonist Michael DeForge and Yumi Sakugawa appear at Atomic Books on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm!

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Atomic Books 
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

 

IL – Ant Colony Signing

January 22, 2014 by  
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Michael DeForge signs his new book at Quimby’s on Saturday, February 8th, at 7:00 pm!

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

MO – Ant Colony Signing

January 15, 2014 by  
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Cartoonist Michael DeForge signs at Star Clipper Comics on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm!

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Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110