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Sshhhh!
     

Sshhhh!

by Jason, Kim Thompson (Editor), Kim Thompson (Editor)
 

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A sharp suite of short tales, ranging from funny to terrifying to surreal to touching, all told entirely in pantomime. Jason's clean, deadpan art style hides a wealth of emotion and human complexity, leavened with a wicked wit.
From the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning author comes this sharp suite of short tales, ranging from the funny to the terrifying to

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A sharp suite of short tales, ranging from funny to terrifying to surreal to touching, all told entirely in pantomime. Jason's clean, deadpan art style hides a wealth of emotion and human complexity, leavened with a wicked wit.
From the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning author comes this sharp suite of short tales, ranging from the funny to the terrifying to the surreal to the touching, all told entirely in pantomime. Like Chris Ware, Jason's clean, deadpan style (featuring animal-headed characters with mask-like faces) hides a wealth of emotion and human complexity, leavened with a wicked wit. Jason's work has also drawn comparisons to Art Spiegelman for the similar ways both artists utilize anthropomorphic stylizations to reach deeper, more general truths, and to create elegantly minimalist panels whose emotional depth-charge comes as an even greater shock. His dark wit and supremely bold use of "jump-cuts" from one scene to the next are endlessly surprising and exhilarating.

Editorial Reviews

The Guardian
“One gets the sense that … Jason, like poets writing sestinas, [is] testing [his] powers, letting the fierce constraints of the form reveal new possibilities, and it’s a wonderful thing to observe.”
Cosmic Treadmill
“…[U]tterly engrossing…. Themes such as fatherhood, love lost, living with death and depression are all featured in the ten parts that are Sshhhh!… [A] quite memorable book.”
Stergios Botzakis - Graphic Novel Resources
“Sshhhh!is a peculiar and fascinating look at love and life.”
Comics Journal
Rewarding tales rendered in the simplest of details...that skillfully keep our attention directed on the narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560974970
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
983,628
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Jason hails from Oslo, Norway, but currently resides in Montpellier, France. He's won multiple Eisners, a Harvey, and an Inkpot award.

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