Contact Us

Michael Deforge Stops the World and Melts With Rom, Batman and More

Whether you’ve encountered artist Michael Deforge’s smiley, bulgy, and often melty visions in his Koyama Press-published series Lose or “Katamari Damacy” hamburger for charity, you understand that the Toronto resident thrives on layers and excess. His work has appeared in The Believer, which is a fitting venue for him, since his style shares common ground with the sharp lines and shapes used to depict horrific organic monstrosities in regular Believer illustrator Charles Burns’ work. His comics have also shown up in Vice magazine, where other fans of sweaty, unsettling textures like Matt Furie and Johnny Ryan have found a home.

Deforge has sculpted some beastly creatures out of absurd quantities of seemingly random patterns and elements, but he’s a master of juxtaposition in the pieces he’s posted on his website at There, you’ll see some trippy tributes to Lady Gaga, Star Wars, Batman and Spider-Man, as well as a few more abstract creations. We’ve pointed out a few examples that melted our brains below.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

More From ComicsAlliance

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Comics Alliance quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!