BIRDS OF MAINE — by Micheal DeforgeDrawn & Quarterly
Text & illustrations: Micheal Deforge
Editor: Drawn & Quarterly
Size: 5.9 x 6.8 inches
Pages: 464 pages
Take flight to this post-apocalyptic utopia filled with birds
Long after the demise of humankind, birds roam freely around the Moon complete with fruitful trees, sophisticated fungal networks, and an enviable socialist order. The universal worm feeds all, there are no weekends, and economics is as fantastical a study as unicorn psychology. No concept of money or wealth plagues the thoughts of these free-minded birds. Instead, there are angsty teens who form bands to show off their best bird song and other youngsters who yearn to become clothing designers even though clothes are only necessary during war. (The truly honorable professions for most birds are historian or librarian.) These birds are free to crush on hot pelicans and live their best lives until a crash-landed human from Earth threatens to change everything.