Almost Silentby Jason
A deluxe, hardcover collection of four Jason classics: Meow Baby, Tell Me Something, You Can't Get There From Here, and The Living and the Dead.Almost Silent packages four original Jason graphic novelsthree of them out of print since mid-2008into one compact, hardcover omnibus collection. (As the title indicates, this volume favors Jason’s
A deluxe, hardcover collection of four Jason classics: Meow Baby, Tell Me Something, You Can't Get There From Here, and The Living and the Dead.Almost Silent packages four original Jason graphic novelsthree of them out of print since mid-2008into one compact, hardcover omnibus collection. (As the title indicates, this volume favors Jason’s pantomime works.)You Can’t Get There From Here, the longest story of the book (and the only one to be printed in colorwell, a color), tells the tale of a love triangle involving Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Monster, and The Monster’s Bride: Jason cleverly alternates between totally silent sequences involving the three characters and scenes in which Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant discusses the day’s events with a fellow hunchbacked assistant to another mad scientist. (You didn’t know they had a union?) Tell Me Something is a brisk (271 panels), near-totally-silent (just a few intertitles) graphic novelette about love lost and found again, told with a tricky mixture of forward- and back-flashing narrative. Meow, Baby! is a collection of Jason’s short stories and gags, and finally, The Living and the Dead is a hilariously deadpan (and gory) take on the traditional Romero-style zombie thriller.
All of these yarns star Jason’s patented cast of tight-lipped (or -beaked) bird-, dog-, cat- and wolf-people, and show off his compassion and wry wit. Almost Silent is a perfect starting point for a new reader wanting to know what the fuss is all about, and a handsome, handy, inexpensive collection for the committed Jason fan.
- Fantagraphics Books
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- 6.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Meet the Author
Jason hails from Oslo, Norway, but currently resides in the south of France. The Harvey and Eisner Award-winner continues to create new books at a breakneck pacehis books include Werewolves of Montpellier; Low Moon; Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories; Hey, Wait...; Sshhhh!; The Iron Wagon; What I Did (collecting the previous three volumes); I Killed Adolf Hitler; The Last Musketeer; The Left Bank Gang; Why Are You Doing This?; The Living and the Dead; Meow, Baby!; You Can't Get There from Here; Tell Me Something; and Almost Silent (collecting the previous four volumes) and (with Fabien Vehlmann) Isle of 100,000 Graves.
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