Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Winter 2017 by Macmillan

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sticks angelica folk hero michael deforge a johnson has his boswell and every sticks angelica has her michael deforge comics graphic novels drawn and quarterly 3/21/2017 9781770462700 $21.95 hardcover 96 pages two-color illustrations throughout carton qty 0 5.8 in h 10.9 in w 3 photos brit trans 1st ser audio dram d+q marketing national publicity 70 hardcover sticks angelica is in her own words “49 years old former olympian poet scholar sculptor minister activist governor general entrepreneur line cook headmistress mountie columnist libertarian cellist.” after a high-profile family scandal sticks escapes to the woods to live in what would be relative isolation were it not for the many animals that surround and inevitably annoy her sticks is an arrogant self-obsessed force who wills herself on the flora and fauna there is a rabbit named oatmeal who harbors an unrequited love for her a pair of kissing geese a crossdressing moose absurdly named lisa hanawalt when a reporter named ahem michael deforge shows up to interview sticks for his biography on her she quickly slugs him and buries him up to his neck immobilizing him instead sticks narrates her way through the forest recalling formative incidents from her storied past in what becomes a strange sort of autobiography deforge’s witty dialogue and deadpan narration create a bizarre yet eerily familiar world sticks angelica folk hero plays with autobiography biography and hagiography to look at how we build our own sense of self and how others carry on the roles we create for them in our own personal dramas michael deforge was born in 1987 and grew up in ottawa ontario his one-person anthology series lose has received great critical and commercial success having been nominated for or won every major comics award including the ignatz and eisner awards his illustrations have been published in the new york times and bloomberg view his comics have appeared in the believer maisonneuve and the adventure time comic book series drawn and quarterly march 2017