Toronto-based artist Michael DeForge’s new book Familiar Face offers a vibrant critique of the absurd bureaucracy of everyday life. Questioning where true connection can be found in a modern society that is constantly in flux, the story is set in a surreal dystopia where citizens and infrastructures undergo incessant system updates. These changes can alter a commuter’s route from one day to the next or even affect how a person looks. The narrator of Familiar Face works for the government’s department of complaints. Of course, this job isn’t about fixing bugs in the system; it’s about being the human sounding board for every possible complaint, no matter how petty or existential.
Thanks to our friends over at Drawn & Quarterly we have three copies to give away! Take a look at some images from the book and read below for how you can snag yourself a copy.