The Left Bank Gang starts like this: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound and James Joyce walk into a Parisian bar… Now, this is what I call a great first sentence.
The Left Bank Gang is a comic book that everyone will read with pleasure and curiosity in terms of characters and subject matter. I laughed a lot reading this, and it was a pleasure to see great authors together in such a beautiful graphic novel. I always like reading about the 1920s Paris but with this book, I appreciate the medium too!
It was a pleasant experience for me to join the wonderful world of Norwegian caricaturist Jason (John Arne Sæterøy) with this work for the first time. I don’t usually read graphic novels, but I’m sure I’m going to read Jason’s other books. I highly recommend you as well. You’ll especially like Hemingway in this one. Enjoy!
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound and James Joyce walk into a Parisian bar… no it’s not the beginning of a joke, but the premise of Jason’s unique new graphic novel. Set in 1920s Paris, The Left Bank Gang is a deliciously inventive re-imagining of these four literary figures as not only typical Jason anthropomorphics but graphic novelists] Cross Ingmar Bergman with Raymond Carver and you may have some idea of what Norwegian cartoonist Jason’s work is like one – of the medium’s finest storytellers.
John Arne Sæterøy, better known by the pen name Jason, is a Norwegian cartoonist. He is known for his sparse drawing style and silent, anthropomorphic animal characters. John has been nominated for two Ignatz Awards, has received praise in Time. He has won the Harvey Award for best new talent in 2002, and several Eisner Awards
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