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Comic Book: Jason Comics

John Arne Sæterøy (aka Jason) is a Norwegian comic book artist known throughout Belgium and France for writing/drawing highly stylized "silent comics". His work tends to look like early silent cartoons, with definite influence from old newspaper comics (particularly series like Krazy Kat).

Not for kids.

Publications include:

  • Hey, Wait... (2001)
  • Sshhhh! (2002)
  • The Iron Wagon (2003)
  • Tell Me Something (2004)
  • You Can't Get There From Here (2004)
  • Why Are You Doing This? (2005)
  • Meow, Baby! (2006)
  • The Left Bank Gang (2006)
  • The Living and the Dead (2007)
  • I Killed Adolf Hitler (2007)
  • The Last Musketeer (2008)
  • Pocket Full of Rain (2008)
  • Low Moon (2009)
  • Almost Silent (compilation) (2010)
  • Werewolves of Montpellier (2010)
  • What I did (2010)

Tropes featured in Jason Comics:

  • Anachronism Stew: The town in "Low Moon" is done in the style of the Old West, but at one point we see the villain using a 1980s-style cellular phone.
  • Arc Words: "Emily Says Hello", from the story of the same name.
  • Serious Business: "Low Moon" features a pair of Wild West archetypes (the sheriff and his black-hatted nemesis) engaged in, not a shoot-out, but a tense game of chess which is treated as if it was almost a matter of life or death.
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