Thursday, March 19, 2020
"Familiar Face," Is Another Odd Delight from Michael DeForge
"Familiar Face," follows an unnamed woman who works at a complaint department in a future where almost all thing are automated and optimized. To make sure everything runs as great as possible the city will morph itself without warning, moving apartments or people. The bodies of everyone can shift when they sleep too, possibly growing a bit taller, gaining some arms or legs, turning into a four-legged animal-ish person, and so forth.
The majority of the comic follows our unnamed woman struggling to come to terms with losing her love in a World that seems more focused on trying to improve while in fact getting worse. It sounds depressing, but with DeForge's unique style of drawing and how colorful and wacky everything looks readers never feel that upset so much as bemused by how bizarre the book is and maybe mildly concerned at how this twisted World could easily be our own before too long. The bits where our unnamed main character reads assorted complaints from random people from years-to-days ago are absolutely hilarious as well, and help break-up the at times the harsh reality of the present she lives in.
5 out of 5 stars.