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Jason at Rocketship June 6!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jasonevents 22 May 2008 10:14 AM

Fantagraphics & Rocketship present:

JASON IN AMERICA! FRIDAY, JUNE 6!

Join the acclaimed European master cartoonist JASON for a pre-MoCCA kickoff party, art show, and world premiere of his new book, POCKET FULL OF RAIN.

WHO: JASON
WHAT: Opening reception, book signing and MoCCA pre-party
WHERE: Rocketship
208 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 718.797.1348
WHEN: Friday, June 6, 8PM


Join cartoonist JASON for a rare North American exhibition of original art and the world premiere of his new collection, POCKET FULL OF RAIN.

One of the most acclaimed cartoonists of the last decade, Jason is a multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winner whose work Publisher's Weekly describes as "Cross Ingmar Bergman with Walt Kelly and Raymond Carver and you may have some idea of what Norwegian cartoonist Jason's work is like... one of the medium's finest storytellers.

National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie says, "Jason's work is poetry. Beautiful and frightening. Redemptive and hopeless. He is the Kafka and Keats of the comic world."

JASON was born on the 16th of August 1965 in Molde, Norway. His acclaimed Eurpoean comic book series, MJAU MJAU, first gained him international recognition, including an appearance in the French publisher L'Association's epochal COMIX 2000 project, and publishers from other countries began picking up his work, including Fantagraphics in the U.S.

Jason's graphic novels include the autobiographical HEY, WAIT, the classic murder mystery THE IRON WAGON, the two-color Frankenstein parody YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE, and the full-color thrillers WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?, THE LEFT BANK GANG, I KILLED ADOLF HITLER, as well as THE LIVING AND THE DEAD and most recently, the swashbuckling sci-fi comedy THE LAST MUSKETEER.

Rocketship will premiere Jason's latest English-language book, POCKET FULL OF RAIN, collecting a selection of his earlier work, including the graphic novel "Lomma" and several early short stories.

New Yorkers will recognize Jason from his prestigious "Funny Pages" slot in the NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE, which has been serializing his chess western "Low Moon" since early this year.

After sojourns in Denmark, Belgium, and several cities in the U.S., the peripatetic cartoonist currently makes his home in Montpellier, France. In addition to the Rocketship event, Jason will be appearing Saturday and Sunday at the MoCCA Arts Festival at the Puck Building in Mnahattan's Lower East Side.

The reception for the artist will begin at Rocketship on Friday, June 6 at 8:00PM. Admission is free to the public of all ages. MoCCA attendees and exhibitors will also be able to pick up their badges at the event as well.  























Read James Sturm's intro to Jason's Pocket Full of Rain
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsmetaJason 16 May 2008 2:57 PM

Pocket Full of Rain by Jason - Introduction by James Sturm

Here's one more thing to whet your appetite for the arrival of Jason's Pocket Full of Rain: today we've posted the introduction by James Sturm here on our website for your reading enjoyment.

Members Preview: Pocket Full of Rain
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesJason 15 May 2008 4:22 PM

Pocket Full of Rain by Jason

Today we've already brought you one sneak peek at Pocket Full of Rain, the upcoming collection of early work from Norwegian cartoonist Jason; now registered users can get a further free preview in the form of a downloadable 15-page excerpt from the title story. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)

Sneak peek video & photos: Pocket Full of Rain
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesJason 15 May 2008 12:40 PM

Another first look at an upcoming book today, this time Pocket Full of Rain, the hotly-anticipated collection of early work by Jason, which is due in June and now available for pre-order. Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos.

Sketchbook #23
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jasonart 21 Apr 2008 9:29 AM

Courtesy Jason:

Good comics, for free.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under webcomicsJasonDash Shaw 10 Mar 2008 11:06 AM

Are you reading Dash Shaw's BodyWorldJog is. And he reminds me to tell you that you should, too, because it's free and good! Speaking of free and good, are you reading Jason's Low Moon in the New York Times? Same deal.


Flog Giveaway: Jason Lettering!
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Jasonart 3 Mar 2008 11:19 AM

While we were putting together his upcoming release, Pocket Full of Rain, Jason sent over this small swatch of lettering-- the title of a single page story in the book.

jasonlettering.jpg

He has given his blessing to give away this tiny treasure to the first Flog reader to post in the comments board. I'm not going to get clever and ask you to answer any questions, just be a fan. Leave a contact email address and I'll write you.

Approx. 2.75" x 4" on what I'm sure is non-archival copy paper. Touched by Kim Thompson and myself only. Insurance value: $400,000.00.

Low Moon, Part 1
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jason 18 Feb 2008 9:03 AM
Yesterday saw the debut of the latest New York Times comic strip, LOW MOON by Jason! Huzzah! And it's a decaffeinated Western, no less.
Jason in EW
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jason 13 Feb 2008 10:27 AM

This was a nice little interview with Jason in last week's EW:

 

 

Marketing advice
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jason 31 Jan 2008 12:18 PM

Zombies!

Kevin Church has some suggestions for us to help Jason's books sell better in the Direct Market. (Also seen on ¡Journalista!)