Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. His one-person anthology series Lose, from Koyama Press, has been nominated for, or won, every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner awards. His previous graphic novels with Drawn & Quarterly are Ant Colony, Big Kids, and First Year Healthy. His most recent book is Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero from Drawn & Quarterly. Photo courtesy of Matthew James.