On sale date: July 20, 2010
Lycanthropy, recreational burglary, and romance in idyllic southern France!
After an omnibus collection of earlier books (Almost Silent) and a new collection of short stories (Low Moon), Jason returns with another full-length, full-color graphic novella—his first since the 2008 Eisner Award-winning The Last Musketeer.
Sven, a semi-aimless Scandinavian artist who has ended up in Montpellier, France on a futile romantic pursuit, enjoys nocturnal raids into other people's homes, disguised as a werewolf. The way he figures it, the disguise will give him an extra few moments' advantage vis-a`-vis any startled home owner if things get ugly...but he hasn't taken into account the existence of a society of real Montpellier-based werewolves who do not take kindly to this new pretender. So while Sven spends his days playing chess and poker with his friends, sketching his way through his picturesque chosen hometown, and coping with romantic dilemmas—both his and those of his best friend, the Breakfast at Tiffany's-obsessed Audrey, who has girl troubles of her own—little does he realize that a genuine threat to his life, and for that matter his humanity, is closing in on him.
Werewolves of Montpellier is a lycanthropic thriller, a romantic comedy, and an existential drama—basically, your typical Jason book. Beware the full moon!
"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
"Starred Review. Deadpan dialogue, drawings that move from panel to panel with the strange and deliberate force of kung fu performance art, and a subtle interweaving of humor and angst come together to make this a brief knockout of a book." — Publishers Weekly
"What elevates Werewolves of Montpellier into the top rank of Jason's work is the way he manages to dovetail the story's genre elements with the emotional narrative. ... Overall, this is a pitch-perfect, expertly-crafted story by an artist who is clearly working in his comfort zone." — Rob Clough - The Comics Journal
- Paperback / Softback
- 7.1" × 10"