Heaven No Hell

Heaven No Hell (2021, Drawn and Quarterly)

hardcover, 200 pages

Published Feb. 16, 2021 by Drawn and Quarterly.


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5 stars (1 review)

"One of the most inventive and prolific cartoonists working today."—Vulture

In the past ten years, Michael DeForge has released eleven books. While his style and approach have evolved, he has never wavered from taut character studies and incisive social commentary with a focus on humor. He has deeply probed subjects like identity, gentrification, fame, and sexual desire.

In “No Hell,” an angel’s tour of the five tiers of heaven reveals her obsession with a haunting infidelity. In “Raising,” a couple uses an app to see what their unborn child would look like. Of course, what begins as a simple face-melding experiment becomes a nightmare of too-much-information where the young couple is forced to confront their terrible choices. “Recommended for You” is an anxious retelling of our narrator’s favorite TV show—a Purge-like societal collapse drama—as a reflection of our desire for meaning in pop culture. Each of these stories shows the …

a very deforge collection of shorts

5 stars

like everything michael deforge writes I love it. this one’s a collection of shorts, all delightful. I want to share the last one with my team at work (at some point protagonist falls in and out of love with “the public”) but I’ll probably not