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.
- Showdown at High Noon: "Low Moon" revolves around one, but with a game of chess rather than a gunfight.
- Two Lines, No Waiting: Several comics have twp or more story lines that converge near the end, such as "&" and "Tom Waits on the Moon".
- "The Brain That Wouldn't Virginia Woolf" is, as the name would suggest, a parody of The Brain That Wouldn't Die, crossed with elements of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
- "Tom Waits on the Moon" ends with a scientist turning into a fly-headed monstrosity after a teleporter accident.