IFOA St. Catharines welcomes cartoonists and creative geniuses Michael DeForge and Kean Soo! Do not miss their interview with Neta Gordon.
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Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. He has published the books Very Casual, Dressing, A Body Beneath, Big Kids, Ant Colony, First Year Healthy and Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero. His strip Leaving Richards Valley is serialized daily, and his illustrations have been published in the New York Times, Bloomberg View, The Believer and Maisonneuve.
Neta Gordon is an Associate Professor at Brock University, in the Department of English Language and Literature. She is the author of Catching the Torch: Contemporary Canadian Literary Representations of World War One, published by Wilfrid Laurier UP, and A Tour of Fabletown: Patterns and Plots in Bill Willingham’s Fables, published by McFarland Press.
Kean Soo was born in the United Kingdom, raised in Hong Kong, trained as an electrical engineer in Canada, and currently writes and draws comics in Toronto. A former assistant editor and contributor to the Harvey Award-winning FLIGHT comics anthology, Kean wrote and illustrated the Jellaby series of graphic novels, which was nominated for an Eisner Award and won the Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids in 2009. Kean's latest series of graphic novels, March Grand Prix, was published in 2015 by Capstone Books.