The Camino de Santiago is a 500 mile, historic pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. It is walked by thousands every year, both Christians and non-believers. To mark his 50th birthday, the brilliant Norwegian cartoonist Jason decided that walking the length of the Camino was what he needed to do. On the Camino is Jason’s memoir of that trek — 32 days and 500 miles from St. Jean Pied de Port to Finisterre, observing with the eye of an artist, chronicling both the good (people, conversations) and the bad (blisters, bedbugs). Full of quiet incidents, odd encounters, small triumphs, and the occasional setback, On the Camino is the latest graphic novel by a master cartoonist.
"For the first time ever, Jason is bringing his own life to the page with the autobiographical On The Camino. This travelogue is an immersive exploration of the pilgrimage route that splits time between Jason on his own and interacting with other travelers along the way." — The A.V. Club
"On the Camino offers an abundance of satisfying pleasures that add up to something genuinely meaningful. It’s gratifying to see such a talented cartoonist stretch his artistic muscles, especially when the results are so rewarding." — Booklist
"Jason's distinctive melding of minimalist presentation and restless imagination is on full display." — Library Journal
"This intimate travelogue of life’s little uncertainties, absurdities, and victories is a revealing addition to the Jason oeuvre." — Publishers Weekly
"It’s a side of Jason’s work that readers have never seen before." — CBR
"A journey worth taking, as this master storyteller makes you feel every heartbeat." — Graphic Policy
“You’re in the company of a seasoned story teller and he knows what he is doing” — Bookmunch
"On the Camino is a unique entry into a unique body of work." — Omnivoracious, "Best Graphic Novels of May"