One of Europe's most exciting young cartoonists makes his American debut. This superbly evocative graphic novella by the award-winning Norwegian cartoonist Jason (his first appearance in the English language) starts off as a melancholy childhood memoir and then, with a shocking twist midway through, becomes the summary of lives lived, wasted, and lost. Like Art Spiegelman...more
It's a portrait of trauma painted ...more
Jason shows amazing skill as he tells a deeply moving and touching story without a single word and with characters whose facial expressions are also very limited.
He exploits the language of the drawing and the panels masterfully to convey deep feelings and emotions.
Remarkable in all ways!!
At midnight, my wife calls me up over the phone and tells me about this book. I postpone and take it to another day.
We had other books scheduled for the day. After 5 books down, I opened it.
And I sat and wept.
Not many books do that. This one did, just without words.
The pictures are so evocative that they take you in a stance. Stupefied.
The story of two friends plodding around on the look-out for fun. Etched out a plan as simple as that. The Batman F ...more
Before reading it I was planning to sleep, but I couldn't. I read some of Anya's Ghost but then everyone's sleeping here. The train is passing in every ten minutes. With that graphic novel, I started to get scared, in the middle of the night, I thought I must call you and tell you ghosts are circling around me. I stop reading that book immediately, check if you are online, think of leaving you a message, and just before doing so, I happen to open ...more
The fragmented story, reticently developed but put altogether very intact and touching, "Hey, Wait..." is a dark comic, specifically not for children despite the medium and seemingly happy-go-lucky character design, but most suitable for adults, again specifically those stranded in their haunting past, remembering those bedimming never-fading memories, ...more
Jason reminds us -- tragically -- that death haunts us all and from his POV, you just have to make do with the moments you get offered, no matter hoiw small.
Norwegian, right? and there's an impression here that Jason is a comic version of Edvard Munch. Albeit, more laid back.Acerbic. ...more
John Arne Sæterøy (born 16 May 1965 in Molde), better known by the pen name Jason, is a Norwegian cartoonist, known for his sparse drawing style and silent, anthropomorphic animal characters.
He has been nominated for two Ignatz Awards (2000: Outstanding St ...more