Thursday 2 April 2015

Ant Colony

Finished April 1
Ant Colony by Michael DeForge. Illustrated by Michael DeForge.

This graphic novel is set in and around a colony of ants. The ants are humanized, and the book concentrates its story on a small number of the ants in a colony. As the ants forage for food, protect and pay homage to their queen, and defend themselves against a group of red ants, we see the social dynamics of the colony, the motivations for the various actions that the colony members undertake and the outcomes of this action.
This graphic novel didn't really appeal to me on a personal level, but the drawing was interesting it its interpretation of things.
The appeal of this graphic novel would lie in the drawings, and the tale as a metaphor for the human condition.

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