Books – Illustrated Comic Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
October 1, 2006
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce walk into a Parisian bar. No, it's not the beginning of a joke, but the premise of Jason's unique new graphic novel.
Set in 1920s Paris, The Left Bank Gang is a deliciously inventive re-imagining of these four literary figures as not only typical Jason anthropomorphics, but graphic novelists! Yes, in Jason's warped world, cartooning is the dominant form of fiction, and not only do these four literary giants work in the comics medium, but they get together to discuss pen vs. brush, chat about the latest graphic novels from Dostoevsky ('I can't tell any of his characters apart!') to Faulkner ('Hasn't he heard of white space? His panels are too crowded!'), and bemoan their erratic careers.
With guest appearances by Zelda Fitzgerald and Jean-Paul Sartre, you've got one of the funniest and most playful graphic novels of the year.
Also by Jason: , What I Did HC , Werewolves of Montpellier GN , Almost Silent HC , The Last Musketeer HC , I Killed Adolf Hitler GN , Sshhh! GN , Why Are You Doing This GN , and Isle of 100000 Graves GN