Michael DeForge is a name you’ve probably heard bandied about over the last few years, and with good reason. One of the great innovators currently working in comics, DeForge has already produced a remarkable amount of work, both in print and on the web. Last year’s Koyama Press release Very Casual (still available, plug, plug!) was a collection of minis, webcomics and excerpts from his brilliant Lose anthology, and popped up on plenty of end of year best of lists. You can expect a similar reaction this year to his new Drawn & Quarterly release, Ant Colony.
Taken from his webcomic Ant Comic (which was definitely one of the highlights of last year) and reformatted and packaged into the typically handsome D&Q edition, Ant Colony immerses us in a grim insect world of war, corruption, religion, existential crises and seriously terrifying spiders. As hard going as that sounds, DeForge always manages to leaven proceedings with humour and humanity, creating a reading experience you won’t soon forget.
So you can imagine, given how excited we are by DeForge as a talent in general and this book in particular, that we’re thrilled to be able to offer a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition! Featuring an exclusive piece of Ant Queen art by DeForge, signed and numbered and limited to only 200 copies, the tip-in bookplate edition costs no more than the standard retail price of £14.99.
The book should be with us any time now, but we will be slightly delayed with the plate. Rest assured, though, if you’d like to buy a copy from us now, just hold onto your receipt and you can exchange it for a plate once they arrive. Alternatively, if you’re happy to wait, you can preorder a plated copy by emailing as at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail order folks, you can preorder now, and we’ll contact you to arrange payment once both the book and plate are in hand!