Michael DeForge's latest is a collection of horizontally-formatted single-page strips that cohere into a single work. It appears that DeForge gave himself the challenge to work in the mode of the old school newspaper comics strip makers, producing a "Sunday page" every week, only now, of course, instead of appearing in the newspaper, it was posted online. The simple pleases of the format, such as the largely repetitive grid, and including the treasured, unique header titles for each and every strip, make this an æsthetic treat; but one that is always at a remove on the screen. Fortunately, it has now been collected in this fine hardcover edition from Drawn & Quarterly. Fiendishly arch in its narrative discourse, while simultaneously completely sincere in its artistic aims and formal devotions, Sticks Angelica plots a course to navigate through our troubled times.