Two of our favorite guests are coming to Bergen Street Comics in February: Michael Deforge and George O’Connor! One event is for adults, the other for kids—read on to find out more about those as well as some news!
SATURDAY, February 15th 8:00PM
Michael Deforge and Drawn & Quarterly debut ANT COLONY!
Please join us for the launch of Michael DeForge’s darkly existential graphic novel Ant Colony! In just a few short years, DeForge’s singular, idiosyncratic style has made him an important new voice in alternative comics. Here, he will present a slideshow with a signing to follow.
Ant Colony follows the denizens of a black ant colony under attack from the nearby red ants: from its opening pages, DeForge immerses the reader in a world of false prophets, unjust wars, and corrupt police officers. On the surface, Ant Colony tells the story of this war, the destruction of a civilization, and the ants’ all-too-familiar desire to rebuild. Underneath, though, Ant Colony plumbs the deepest human concerns - loneliness, faith, love, apathy, and more. DeForge’s striking visual sensibility - stark lines, dramatic color choices, and brilliant use of page and panel space - stands out in this volume.
SUNDAY, February 23rd 11:00AM
KIDS COMICS WORKSHOP with George O’Connor!
In celebration of Aphrodite, the sixth in George O’Connor’s bestselling Olympians series, George himself will stop by Sunday morning to show off his quickdraw skills. If you (or your little ones) have ever been curious about how to create your own mythological gods and goddesses, then don’t miss this event. Ask around—George knows how to put on a show that’s educational, exciting and always hilarious. Copies of all of his books—including the all new Aphrodite—will be in abundant supply!
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH DC AND MARVEL COMICS?
Eagle-eyed Twitter users will already be aware of this, but if you aren’t following our miscellaneous musings and gripes, here’s the news. Over the next few months, you’ll be seeing a little less DC & Marvel up on the “new release” wall in the back of the store. Don’t worry! We’re not going anywhere, we don’t hate super-heroes, and if there’s a comic you want, we’re gonna make sure we get it for you. We’re just changing the way we stock and display certain titles, which we believe will make it easier for you to find the comics you’re looking for.
If you’re a subscriber here at the store, don’t worry: you’ll still be getting any comic you’ve requested, but we’ll be more focused and better able to serve you. While this has been a long time coming—we’ve been aware that the floppy comics part of the store needed some restructuring love for a few months now—it is most definitely a work in progress, and we’d love to hear from you with any feedback. Send an email to us, stop by the shop, use the old landline—whatever you prefer!