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Birds of Maine Michael DeForge

Birds of Maine By Michael DeForge

Birds of Maine by Michael DeForge

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Take flight to this postapocalyptic utopia filled with birds.

Birds of Maine Summary

Birds of Maine by Michael DeForge

Take flight to this post-apocalyptic utopia filled with birds. Long after the demise of humankind, birds roam freely around a new earth complete with fruitful trees, sophisticated fungal networks, and an enviable socialist order. The universal worm feeds all, there are no weekends, and economics is as fantastical a study as unicorn psychology. No concept of money or wealth plagues the thoughts of these free-minded birds. Instead, there are angsty teens who form bands to show off their best bird song and other youngsters who yearn to become clothing designers even though clothes are only necessary during war. (The truly honourable professions for most birds are historian and/or librarian.) These birds are free to crush on hot pelicans and live their best lives until a crash-landed human from the moon threatens to change everything. Michael DeForge s post-apocalyptic reality brings together the author s quintessential deadpan humour, surrealist imagination, and undeniable socio-political insight. Appearing originally as a webcomic, Birds of Maine follows DeForge s prolific trajectory of astounding graphic novels that reimagine and question the world as we know it. His latest comic captures the optimistic glow of utopian imagination with a late-capitalism sting of irony.

Birds of Maine Reviews

DeForge examines both how we build our own sense of self and how others take on the roles we create for them. The Guardian. Frequently funny, sometimes harrowing, and always deeply strange. Slate. Another DeForge classic tender, depressing, and overflowing with his mind-melting, uber-satisfying surrealist style. Interview Magazine

About Michael DeForge

Michael DeForge is a cartoonist, an illustrator, and a community organizer who lives Toronto, Ontario.

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Birds of Maine by Michael DeForge
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