First Year Healthy by Michael DeforgeFirst Year Healthy by Michael Deforge

First Year Healthy

byMichael Deforge

Hardcover | January 20, 2015

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A mysterious, unsettling parable from one of North America's most popular cartoonistsFirst Year Healthy purports to be the story of a young woman, recently released from the hospital after an outburst, and her burgeoning relationship with an odd, perhaps criminal Turkish immigrant. In a scant forty-five pages, working with a vibrant, otherworldly palette of magentas, yellows, and grays, Michael DeForge brings to life a world whose shifting realities are as treacherous as the thin ice its narrator walks on. First Year Healthy is all it appears to be and more: a parable about mental illness, a folktale about magical cats, and a bizarre, compelling story about relationships. DeForge's singular voice and vision have, in a few short years, rocketed his work to the apex of the contemporary comics canon. Ant Colony was his first book with Drawn & Quarterly: It appeared on The New York Times Graphic Bestseller List and was lauded by the Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, and Harper's Magazine. His effortless storytelling and eye for striking page design make each page of First Year Healthy a fascinating puzzle to be unraveled. First Year Healthy, knotty and mysterious, demands to be read and reread.
Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. After a few years of experimenting with short strips and zines, he created Lose #1, his first full-length comic, for which he won Best Emerging Talent at the Doug Wright Awards. He has since published a handful of comic books, which have received industry praise and two...
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Title:First Year HealthyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 9.06 × 6.48 × 0.35 inPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770461736

ISBN - 13:9781770461734

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Praise for Michael DeForge"DeForge always seems utterly in control-from the dreamscape-on-drugs palette of electric blues, acid tangerines and lemon yellows, to the deft world-building worthy of Jack Kirby." - The Washington Post "[ Ant Colony is] filled with memorable characters, burning philosophical questions, and moments of true humanity." - Nerdist