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.
"Big Kids is a bildungsroman of sorts; the story of a troubled teenage boy navigating the transformative years of high school, redefining his friends, interests, and life path. Anybody with a passing familiarity with DeForge's unsettling, vividly beautiful comics will know that this is a deceptively simple summation."--Zainab Akhtar, The Guardian"In the world of comics, there's no shortage of narratives about adolescence. But you've probably never read one as memorably surreal as Michael DeForge's Big Kids."--Abraham Riesman, Vulture"Michael DeForge's Big Kids comic is a transcendental heartbreaker."-- The Fader"... an outstanding work by one of the most original voices in comics today.--Pete Redrup, The Quietus"Big Kids is a revelation and DeForge's art is an unsettling, uncompromising and highly refreshing addition to the comics landscape."--Mark Sinclair, The Creative Review"... a book that is bursting with complex ideas and fragile emotions"--Craig Hubert, Artinfo