A Body Beneath: Collecting Issues of the Comic Book Series

  • Title: A Body Beneath: Collecting Issues of the Comic Book Series "Lose"
  • Author: Michael DeForge
  • ISBN: 9781927668078
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Body Beneath Collecting Issues of the Comic Book Series Lose A Body Beneath collects issues two through five of Michael DeForge s multi award winning anthology Lose DeForge s singular vision reveals the menace in the mundane the humor in the horrific He has cr
    A Body Beneath collects issues two through five of Michael DeForge s multi award winning anthology Lose DeForge s singular vision reveals the menace in the mundane, the humor in the horrific He has crafted a phantasmagoria of stories that feature a spider infested pet horse head, post apocalyptic dogs dealing with existential angst, the romantic undertones of a hired hitA Body Beneath collects issues two through five of Michael DeForge s multi award winning anthology Lose DeForge s singular vision reveals the menace in the mundane, the humor in the horrific He has crafted a phantasmagoria of stories that feature a spider infested pet horse head, post apocalyptic dogs dealing with existential angst, the romantic undertones of a hired hit, and .Michael DeForge was born in Ottawa, Ontario He currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator, and as an effects, props, and character designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time.

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    1. Life is Disgusting(OR Life is the Filth, Death is the Janitor :-P)'A Body Beneath' collects issues 2 - 5 of Michael DeForge's comic 'Lose', with the first issue deliberately omitted by the artist due to harsh self-criticism (a trait that puts him in good company R. Crumb, Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware have all suffered from paralyzing self-doubt, a temporary weakness that is usually overcome by a deep-seated misanthropy). While I think the constant reassessment that existing in a super-position o [...]

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    2. Wow! I had read good things about Michael DeForge’s one-man anthology Lose, but I did not expect to stumble upon the most exciting alternative comic-book series since Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library. Issues 2-5 are now collected in A Body Beneath, with the first issue unfortunately missing because it is, in the words of DeForge himself, “a very bad comic book.” Needless to say, I find that hard to believe. To be sure, DeForge is still in the process of developing his creative voice thr [...]

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    3. "Striking, funny, disturbing, beautiful, original" claims the blurb on the back cover. Well, yes and no. DeForge himself admits that the earlier works included here (and the even earlier works not included) were weaker material. But, at first, I was disinclined to agree. I really enjoyed the comic "It's Chip," with its morbid and surreal exploration of bullying and acceptance . . . of a sort (Important safety tip: do NOT read this to your child, or they will come out as warped as my children did [...]

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    4. This is a collection of most of DeForge's Lose comics. These are decidedly alternative comics, weird, sometimes puzzling, as one would expect from alt-comics, but they are rarely disturbing. There's real warmth and humor that run through most of these short stories. I had read one of these volumes before, and I liked his work in it but hadn't completely figured out what I thought of the guy. That's sort of the nature of alt-comics, I think. You have to see if you can "get" the work on some level [...]

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    5. One of the oft-mentioned benefits of reading is: it puts the reader into another person’s shoes. When reading Michael DeForge’s books, I always am reminded that some people have very, very different shoes. The inside of his brain must be a fascinating place to be – and it’s an engrossing experience to realize that your mind works so differently than someone else’s.

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    6. A mixed bag of short comics from DeForge's one-man anthology series "Lose." The early stories are a little rough in terms of both art and storytelling, but DeForge's maturation is clear by the end of the book, as he moves away from shaggy dog stories to create more emotionally rich and visually inventive comics.

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    7. Well, this weirdness was brilliant. I will definitely be seeking out more Michael DeForge. A lot more. 5 stars and best reads pile. Great stuff.

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    8. Like all of DeForge work I love this strange book

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    9. That was incredibly weird but I loved it.

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    10. DeForge's Lose has been one of those series that I've been meaning to check out for awhile, so I'm glad that A Body Beneath was released last year, making it easy for me to get caught up. My experience with DeForge has been occasional anthologies or selected stories here and there, but this was a much more satisfying experience, taking in his writing all at once. In his introduction to the book, the author wonders whether or not reading everything in one volume like this is the best way to take [...]

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    11. This collection's a bit of a mixed bag, but it's interesting to watch Deforge's progression over the course of the book. The older stories (as he himself admits) are a bit rough, but by issues 4 and 5 he really hits his stride. "Recent Hires" was definitely the standout for me.

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    12. My third of three back-to-back encounters with DeForge, this was the one where I found more signs of "normality" while DeForge was also clearly wrestling with his own desires and goals, having admitted to scrapping the entire first volume of "Lose" as it was, by his own account, terrible. Clearly there's a restless picking away at wounds happening here that is, in turn, reflected in the types of stories and figures being composed. The narratives are delicate and grotesque in DeForge's characteri [...]

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    13. Weird and wonderful. DeForge combines fascinating art with funny stories and dreamlike scenarios to create worlds that are familiar yet oh so strange. Like reality. I love his work and am entertained and inspired by what he does.

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    14. Lose /looz/verb1. be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something).2. become unable to find (something or someone.)3. fail to win (a game or contest).4. earn less (money) than one is spending or has spent.A Body Beneath collects DeForge's series of short comics, Lose #2-5. As one might expect many of the comics explore themes of loss. All with Deforge'sd here I pause once again. I was going to say grotesque, but then felt it couldn't encompass what I meant, since although I was disturbed, I [...]

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    15. 2017 Review:Back in 2014 I had given this book 2 out of 5 stars on , but rereading it it feels like a solid 3. Yeah it's weird and it's rough and some of the comics are more interesting than others, but I still really enjoyed it. The disturbing psychology of the many characters was engaging. The art style changes a lot, but I felt like I was watching an artist grow and experiment. Still hard to recommend unless you are either a fan of Deforge or really into weird, indie titles. (Of which I am bo [...]

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    16. Wow, ya'll, WOW. This book is INSANE and awesome and amazing. If you've ever read Daniel Clowes' "Like A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron" or any of Jim Woodring's "Frank" stuff and wondered where to go from there to get more weird, surreal stuff packed with an amazing amount of sensitivity and soul, THIS IS IT. Visually entrancing. Each surreal situation and psychedelic experience is laced with a surprising amount of warm concern for the human experience. My only complaint is that a few of the stories [...]

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    17. A cool collection of this great cartoonist's earlier work. This is definitely a little uneven, but it's got some awesome stuff in it. Get everything else by DeForge first and then read this once you've already been converted to adoring fan status.

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    18. Animated by the part of the mind that brought us hairy palms, by the baby spiders that crawl into our mouths while we sleep.

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    19. A range of fantastic drawing and some lovely story telling.

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    20. Lots a rad weirdness

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    21. I really liked the later issues, but some of the earlier stuff seemed to drag on a bit. Still, reliably confoundingly weird. Woot!

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    22. Gleefully, horribly absurd, creepy, and funny.

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    23. Holy misogyny Batman! It gets one star for the horse head (and some other parts) being super creepy and one star for the illustrations.

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    24. any review short of: "THIS IS REALLY GOOD COMIX", will probably not do this book any justice. Deforge is great and this is a perfect example of his beautiful art and crazy storytelling.

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    25. You don't have to get into my car; you can walk if you like, it's up to you. But do get out of my dreams.

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    26. Dog 2070 wowwwwwwwwww

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    27. I love Michael DeForge but this wasn't my favorite.

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    28. awesome and surreal.

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