Athos in America

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December 2011

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“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

• 2013 Eisner Award Nominee: Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Another all-original collection of full-color graphic novellas in the format of
Low Moon, Athos in America takes its title from the lead story, a prequel of sorts to the graphic novel The Last Musketeer, in which the seemingly ageless swashbuckler turns up in a bar in 1920 New York and relates the tale of how he went to Hollywood to play himself in a film version of The Three Musketeers. Another tie-in with a previous Jason story occurs in “The Smiling Horse,” in which the characters from the story “&” in Low Moon attempt to kidnap a woman.

Also in this volume: “The Brain That Wouldn’t Virginia Woolf,” a mashup of
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, told in reverse chronological order; the Bukowski pastiche “A Cat From Heaven” in which Jason works on his comic, has a reading in a comic book store, gets drunk and makes a fool of himself; the dialogue-free (all the text occurs in thought balloons) “Tom Waits on the Moon,” in which we follow four people (one of them a scientist working on a teleportation machine) until something goes wrong; and “So Long Mary Ann,” a prison-escape love-triangle story.

“Although Jason’s art is attractive... it’s his grasp of sociopathy that stays with you. Jason is a master of frisson.” —
Boston Sunday Globe



Ranked #5 on
The AV Club’s Best Graphic Novels and Art Comics of 2012 – Top 10 Fiction

Ranked #6 on MTV Geek’s Best Graphic Novels of 2012

Ranked #4 by Kevin Huizenga in
Paste’s “Comic Relief: Paste’s Favorite Writers & Artists Pick Their Favorite Comics of 2012” survey

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“Jason’s blank-faced animal-headed characters reveal unexpectedly deep passion via deadpan tales of dislocation.”