December 20, 2006
Norwegian comic book artist Jason, best known for his Buster Keaton-esque, minimal dialogue comics Sshhhh! and Hey, Wait, transports you to a that Parisian Left Bank, with the decidedly down-at-heel Lost Generation of Scott, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound and James Joyce for company. Imagined as not as literary writers but as struggling graphic novelists, anthropomorphised as animals and drawn with Hergé‘s ligne clare, the group tread the bohemian byways of Paris, the cheap coffee houses and Gertrude Stein‘s salon, never knowing when the next paycheck will arrive. Susan Tomaselli reviews The Left Bank Gang.