Low Moon

Low Moon

Graphic Novel - 2009
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Five graphic stories by Norwegian artist Jason.
Publisher: Seattle, WA :, Fantagraphics Books ;, 2009.
ISBN: 9781606991558
Characteristics: 214 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Emily says hello
Low moon
Early film noir
You are here.
Summary: Five graphic stories by Norwegian artist Jason.


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Apr 20, 2016

Unique drawing style, but too much real world misogyny and violence for me here.

Aug 08, 2013

I loved this collection of stories by Jason. There's about 5 of them. I really liked the one about the man that kept killing the husbands of the woman he wanted to marry. Also the mom that's abducted by aliens was a great read. Jason's dry humor gets me every time, but his comic device of repetitiveness maybe be over used in this book.

Jun 19, 2012

This is one of those books that I really did appreciate but didn't particularly enjoy. The illustrations were stark, spare, a good pairing for the subject matter and overall mood of the stories. Well done, just not the types of narratives that I enjoy most.

theorbys Jun 04, 2012

Jason has developed to perfection a simple, spare style with, above all, an excellent character design for his cast of anthropomorphic dogs, cats, birds, occasionally rabbits, etc. Hmmm. Just look at the cover. His stories are rather understated and sad, and often full of unrequited love, violence, and rather lost souls. There are also a fair amount of monsters, but in this collection there is only a big green alien or two. The title story, Low Moon, is a parody of the film High Noon.

Mar 11, 2012

I really enjoyed this book, a collection of five almost mystical short stories. The simple illustrations convey a very ponderous tension between the characters, an expectation of greater things at play, and I don't know how Jason does this. There is so much life present and hinted at in each of the characters, so the funny moments are full of relief, with both subtle and overt humor, and the darker moments are quite bleak or dreadful. How should this be possible with comical-looking anthropomorphized dogs?

And I didn't realize this until I read the public library's subject categorization, but yeah, each of these stories is about revenge and its futility. The characters who seek it and get it never find it satisfying, and those who never attain it often get lost in its pursuit. What an interesting theme to center five stories around.

sit_walk Dec 21, 2009

Not consistently Jason's best work, but the first two stories are quite good ("Low Moon" and the mysterious "Emily Says Hello"). Still, if you're new to the work of this Norwegian graphic novelist, I would suggest "I killed Adolf Hitler" as a stronger book to start with.


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Apr 04, 2012

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Jul 03, 2012

"Emily says hello."


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