|Jason in EW|
|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jason||13 Feb 2008 9:27 AM|
This was a nice little interview with Jason in last week's EW:
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The Last Musketeer
After his existential thriller (Why Are You Doing This?), his Parisian famous-writers crime caper (The Left Bank Gang), and his time-travel story (I Killed Adolf Hitler), Jason's fourth full-color album may feature his loopiest premise yet. Set in the present time, The Last Musketeer stars the by-now centuries old musketeer Athos, who has been reduced to a suavely dressed but useless near-panhandler trading on his now almost extinct fame. All this changes when one day the Martians attack Earth. Suddenly there is a need for swashes to be buckled, and Athos leaps back into the fray with a vengeance. The Last Musketeer is a vintage sci-fi adventure with a unique twist from an internationally acclaimed cartoonist.
48-page 7" x 10" full-color softcover $12.95
Your list of Official Selections at the 2008 Festival International de la Bande Desinée d'Angoulême includes:
Peter Bagge's En Route Pour Le New Jersey, the French edition of Buddy Does Jersey...
Jason's Le Dernier Mousquetaire, our English edition of which (The Last Musketeer) is coming soon...
...and Linda Medley's Château l'Attente, known here in l'Amerique as Castle Waiting.
Félicitations à tous les artistes.
The First Post excerpts Jason's latest comic masterpiece, the graphic novella I Killed Adolf Hitler. This is one of my favorite Jason books yet, a genre-bending time travel story that is a masterpiece of economy. Jason gets in and gets out like nobody's business. No chicken fat here. Read these first ten pages and see for yourself.
Publishers Weekly has named Jason's I Killed Adolf Hitler to their Best Books of 2007 list. They say:
"Hard-boiled hit men, a time machine and a quest to save the world add up to a story about the permanence of love in this darkly humorous tale."
Also on the list: Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, illustrated by our pal Ellen Forney, who is called out for her "witty cartoons."
Congratulations to all!