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!!
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
It is interesting and disturbing how life bifurcates into illuminating possibilities when you are young and how the different branches eventually merge into this singular reality one is seldom happy with. This graphic novel is the ...more
The second part does ...more
I already started his "Low Moon" now. I wonder if I should recommend this to someone - its a great book...not a "nice" one. Dark and depressing - images look innocent - its the deception of darkness. Read at your own risk.
He has been nominated for two Ignatz Awards (2000: Outstanding Story and Outstanding Series, 2001: Outstanding Story and Outstanding Series), has received praise in Time, and won the Harvey Award for best new ...more