Home arrow Browse Shop arrow Artists arrow Jason arrow What I Did

Search / Login

Quick Links:
Latest Releases
Browse by Artist
Love and Rockets Guide
Peanuts books
Disney books
More browsing options under "Browse Shop" above


Search: All Titles

Advanced Search
Login / Free Registration
Detail Search
Download Area
Show Cart
Your Cart is currently empty.

Subscribe

Sign up for our email newsletters for updates on new releases, events, special deals and more.

New Releases

Buddy Buys a Dump: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from "Hate" Comics Vol. 3 (2000-2013)
Buddy Buys a Dump: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from
$19.99
Add to Cart

Buz Sawyer Vol. 3: Typhoons and Honeymoons
Buz Sawyer Vol. 3: Typhoons and Honeymoons
$39.99
Add to Cart

The Love Bunglers
The Love Bunglers
$19.99
Add to Cart

Unlovable Vol. 3
Unlovable Vol. 3
$29.99
Add to Cart

all new releases
Info: Your browser does not accept cookies. If you want to put products into your cart and purchase them you need to enable cookies.

Tell a Friend




What I Did

Details for this: Book
Author: Jason
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 6.5" x 8.75"
Colors: black & white/duotone
Year: 2010
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-414-6
Additional Details: n/a

Price: $24.99

 


Order this book together with Almost Silent for a great discounted price! Click here to order.

A matching volume to 2009’s Almost Silent, What I Did collects three of Jason’s acclaimed 1990s graphic novels into a handsome, definitive omnibus format.

"Hey, Wait...," which was the first of Jason's books to be translated to English, tells the story of two childhood friends. A dreadful event midway through the story changes their lives forever, and the story becomes the summary of lives lived, wasted, and lost. Jason's sparse dialogue, dark wit, and supremely bold use of "jump-cuts" from one scene to the next make "Hey, Wait..." a surprising and engaging debut.

"Sshhhh!" is one of Jason’s virtuoso silent performances, the cradle-to-grave life of one of his bird-headed characters. A sharp suite of short tales, ranging from funny to terrifying to surreal to touching, all told entirely in pantomime. Jason's clean, deadpan art style hides a wealth of emotion and human complexity, leavened with a wicked wit.

And the one Jason fans have been waiting for is the long-out-of-print "The Iron Wagon," an ingenious, atypically (for Jason) talky murder mystery set in early-20th-century Norway, adapted from a classic Norwegian novel by Stein Riverton — albeit starring Jason’s patented blank-eyed animal-headed characters and told in moody two-color panels.

Praise for Jason:

"When I read Jason for the first time, I was just as excited and devastated as the first time I read the poems of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Jason’s work is poetry." — Sherman Alexie

"One of the medium’s finest storytellers." — Publishers Weekly

Download an EXCLUSIVE 23-page PDF excerpt (864 KB) with pages from each story.

Video & Photo Slideshow Preview (view in new window):

"Like Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories (2008), this fat, handsome hardcover collects some of the droll Norwegian-French graphic novelist’s earlier work. While all the pieces postdate the time when Jason decided to give the long, lean characters in his stories dog, bird, and cat heads, these tales are less fantastic, less parodic, and more poignant than his later stories; some ambulatory skeletons and corpses presage later obsessions, but they’re creatures of the protagonists’ fearful and guilty consciences rather than real. Hey, Wait... and Sshhhh! are sad life stories, one of a man haunted by the death of a childhood friend for which he feels responsible, the other wordlessly follows an ordinary guy from young manhood to death, full of the protagonist’s fantasies of alternative scenarios in which he wins instead of loses. The Iron Wagon, an adaptation of a classic Norwegian crime novel, is the grimmest, starkest thing Jason has ever done, as powerful as a dark Ingmar Bergman film, despite those animal heads." – Ray Olson, Booklist



You may also be interested in:

Almost Silent
Almost Silent
$24.99
Add to Cart
Jason Conquers America
Jason Conquers America
$4.99
Add to Cart
Lost Cat
Lost Cat
$24.99
Add to Cart
Gast [Pre-Order]
Gast [Pre-Order]
$22.99
Add to Cart


Last Updated: