Here at last under one cover are the widely scattered (and often hard to find) short pieces that DeForge has produced over the last few years, all to wide acclaim, as well as the now-out-of-print stand alone comics, Spotting Deer andIncinerator. Michael DeForge is well on his way to forging a genuinely original body of comics work that focuses on the expressive relationship between line and the human form, and explores the porous border between perception and delineation, always pushing the limits of the capacity of pen and ink to express attitudes towards flesh and blood (and gore and ooze) and sex and death, as in deceptively simple cartoons he captures complex concepts. Very Casual is the most substantial collection of his work yet published, and as such immediately assumes the mantle of being the go to book for anyone interested in his work. As always, Koyama Press does a fine job in both printing and presentation. All works are here as they originally appeared (with some minor reformatting) in both black and white and full color. Fifteen pieces in all, including our personal favorite, "Riders" from the first issue of Study Group Magazine. 152 pages total. BACK IN STOCK!