Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. After a few years of experimenting with short strips and zines, he created his pamphlet-size comic book series 'Lose', of which the first issue won Best Emerging Talent at the Doug Wright Awards. He has since published a handful of comic books, which have received industry praise and two Eisner Award nominations.
His illustrations have been published in the New York Times and Bloomberg View. His comics have appeared in Believer (the monthly 'Titters' strip), Maisonneuve (the quarterly serial 'Rescue Pet'), Offerings (the monthly strip 'Abbey Loafer') and the 'Adventure Time' comic book series. In January 2014 he published his debut graphic novel, 'Ant Colony', with Drawn & Quarterly.