Today we have Annie Mok reviewing two new Michael DeForge books.
Transformations and power imbalances guide DeForge through Lose #7, the new issue of his one-person anthology comic; and Dressing, a collection of shorts and a successor to his 2013 collection Very Casual. Both come from DeForge’s regular publisher Koyama Press, and the crisp printing comes as a relief after the fuzzy image quality on DeForge’s Lose collectionA Body Beneath. Dressing sports textured cream paper in a pink hardcover, looking like an answer to DeForge’s precious salmon-colored D+Q book First Year Healthy. Its small size comes with the drawback of unnecessarily tiny text, but one story in the letter-sized Lose shares the same problem.
Jeet Heer has written a great article, with extensive new research, about Roy Crane's ties to the US military.
In a really smart and prescient
movie move, The Lucas Museum has acquired the original art for R. Crumb's Genesis.
Comics related: The great cartoon-inflected painter Nicole Eisenman has been awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Grant. Here's a good interview with her.