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Comics & Graphic Novels Literary

Stunt

by (author) Michael DeForge

Publisher
Koyama Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927668696
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $22.5

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Description

Seeing your double is often viewed as an ill omen, a portent of bad luck, and a harbinger of death. Hiring a professional double, an actor spurs on his own demise as he and his double explore the depths of degradation and self-destruction.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Michael DeForge lives and works in Toronto, ON as a cartoonist and commercial illustrator. His one-person anthology seriesLose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.

Editorial Reviews

Stunt is a fitting farewell for DeForge’s work with Koyama Press. While it is a visceral, uncomfortable experience to read, DeForge’s sense of restraint never sees him overplaying his hand.“ — Rob Clough,Your Chicken Enemy

“At its very heart,Stunt is a chilling reminder of how we lose ourselves when we strive to become the very essence of those celebrities we admire and emulate.” — Nancy Powell,The Comics Beat

“Michael DeForge’s new graphic novella…is a compelling combination of excess and restraint.” — Chris Gavaler,PopMatters

Stunt is a fitting farewell for DeForge’s work with Koyama Press. While it is a visceral, uncomfortable experience to read, DeForge’s sense of restraint never sees him overplaying his hand.“ — Rob Clough,Your Chicken Enemy

“The world is a confusing place. A comic about a confusing world should be confusing too.” — Chris Gavaler,PopMatters

“DeForge puts on a veritable fxxking clinic with this brisk and disarmingly brusque read, our nameless stuntman protagonist voluntarily — hell, contractually — becoming the Hollywood star he doubles for gelling into reality before our unbelieving eyes with a kind of visual erudition that stands in stark contrast to, yet yins to the yang of, the disarmingly matter-of-fact scripting that disguises its sharp precision under a clever, and thin, membrane of sparse, clinical austerity.” — Ryan Carey,Daily Grindhouse

“A rumination on identity and its voluntary, even necessary, abandonment filtered through his usual lens of homoeroticism and gooey body horror, this short-form offering ranks right up there with the cartoonist’s most confidently-realized works.” — Ryan Carey,Four Color Apocalypse

Stunt will feel confusing and mysterious like much of the rest of his work. But never has DeForge’s work felt so honest or so connected. Never has it been so heartbreaking.” — Alex Hoffman,Solrad

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