It’s time to get back to what’s best in life: COMICS. The fall publishing season has been announced (and Spring ’16 is coming soon) so here’s some previews of what’s coming starting with Koyama Press . Next month will see the publication of Michael DeForge’s acclaimed series Lose with issues #7, now for the first time in full color. This issue continues DeForge’s exploration of a world where fantasies can be hauntingly painful and bizarre. This issue contains three stories, the first another look at bodily function in the Deforge manner, the third the story of a boy/bird hybrid. The middle story is the longest, “Movie Star,” in which a woman and her father have an awkward relationship made even more awkward when she discovers someone who looks just liked him starred in a bunch of b movies. It’s told in a new visual style for DeForge, tiny characters and lettering in a spare limited color palette reinforcing the distant human emotions in the story.
Lose #7 goes on sale next month. It’s $10 for 52 pages.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.