SSHHHH!

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Fantagraphics Books, Aug 1, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 120 pages
34 Reviews
The second book from one of Europe's most acclaimed young artists. Entirely told in pantomime, this suite of short tales veers from the funny to the terrifying to the surreal to the touching. Like Chris Ware's, 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. Jason's previous book, the graphic novella Hey, Wait..., was released in English to great acclaim in September of 2001. This second book is very much in the same graphic and narrative style.

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This comic is very interesting in the sense that it can fully offer a compelling story about a bird living in a modern world in absolute silence but the artwork offers more dialogue than words can say ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nick Ragust - Goodreads

This comic is very interesting in the sense that it can fully offer a compelling story about a bird living in a modern world in absolute silence but the artwork offers more dialogue than words can say ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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 pace--his 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).

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