A Body Beneath collects issues 2-5 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 more.
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.
“One of the most exciting and unpredictable cartoonists working in comics, Michael DeForge has a unique perspective that juggles humor, tragedy, whimsy and horror to create unforgettable stories.” — Oliver Sava, Los Angeles Times
“Like folk tales, they [DeForge’s stories] fill us with dread and take terrible but expected turns. This sort of viscera-level reaction is precisely DeForge’s greatest strength, and it has clearly been present from the beginning of his career.” — Hillary Brown, Paste
“Drawn over four years, the comics show the young artist growing more assured and the artwork becoming more confident without losing its bizarre simplicity…Fans who discovered DeForge with Ant Colony will not be disappointed by what preceded it.” — Gordon Flagg, Booklist
152 page 7 x 10 inches black and white paperback with color covers
Koyama Press, 2014