Upside Dawn (Hardcover)

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In this absolutely bonkers comics collection, Norwegian cartoonist Jason follows his most oddball impulses, presenting to readers an intergalactic assortment of his weirdest, wildest short stories yet.

A dinner date devolves into a Dadaist farce. Death decides his victim's fate over a high-stakes game of chess. Kafka is ensnared in a confounding bureaucracy of his own imagination. Spock beams down to 1920s Paris to live a double life as an avant-garde painter. Hitchcockian thrillers, literary adaptations, and homages to classic EC comics abound. Dinosaurs! David Bowie! Vampires! Elvis! Welcome to the cosmic gumbo of Upside Dawn.

Norwegian cartoonist Jason is beloved for his signature dry wit, deadpan humor, and elegantly minimalist style. His newest compilation of short comics stories leans into the playful and experimental, as he mixes and matches genres, mashes up low and high brow culture, from Star Trek to Georges Perec, and leads readers through dizzying twists and turns — in sum, a beguiling collection for both stalwart Jason fans and the blissfully uninitiated.

About the Author

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

Praise For…

Jason continues to be one of the best cartoonists working anywhere.
— Publishers Weekly

Any new work from Norwegian cartoonist Jason is worthy of a comics fan’s full attention.
— The A.V. Club

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683966524
ISBN-10: 168396652X
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English