Tell Me Something

Tell Me Something A blank eyed silent meditation on young love thwarted and re kindled If we can have graphic novels we can surely have graphic novellas and this latest book from the acclaimed Norwegian cartoonist J

  • Title: Tell Me Something
  • Author: Jason
  • ISBN: 9781560975663
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • A blank eyed, silent meditation on young love thwarted and re kindled If we can have graphic novels, we can surely have graphic novellas, and this latest book from the acclaimed Norwegian cartoonist Jason is a prime example of a tight, self contained volume that tells one complete, satisfying story in a compact 48 pages Tell Me Something picks up the stylized anthropomorA blank eyed, silent meditation on young love thwarted and re kindled If we can have graphic novels, we can surely have graphic novellas, and this latest book from the acclaimed Norwegian cartoonist Jason is a prime example of a tight, self contained volume that tells one complete, satisfying story in a compact 48 pages Tell Me Something picks up the stylized anthropomorphic characters of Jason s earlier works Hey, Wait and The Iron Wagon , as well as the challenge of all pantomime or almost comics of Sshhhh to weave a yarn of young love thwarted and re kindled Switching smoothly between two time periods, alternating moments of tenderness and sadness with slapstick and irony, Tell Me Something is a virtuoso technical achievement as well as a funny and sad tale of romance and treachery New readers will find themselves astonished at how deeply they come to identify with Jason s stylized, blank eyed menagerie of characters, while those who shed a tear at Hey, Wait will be somewhat prepared for the emotional wallops contained in this slender but perfect book in which every single line counts, and words are not needed.

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    1 thought on “Tell Me Something”

    1. A poet turned pickpocket stumbles across a photo of his beloved, long since gone, in the wallet of his latest mark. As he decides to visit his former love, he discovers her home life with her abusive husband is a miserable one and the circumstances of their breakup wasn’t as it seemed. Will the two find happiness together a second time - or is their love doomed forever?Tell Me Something is probably Jason’s shortest book and he doesn’t write long ones in the first place! This one is just as [...]

    2. Another early (almost) silent work by Jason. Tell Me Something does a back-and-forth game of telling the tragic romance of an anthropomorphic pickpocket poet and his one true love. A simple but effective shading of the space bordering the panels ques the reader onto the leapfrogs in time. As plausibly plotted as a Hitchcock flick, Tell Me Something is another bang-up comic about what a weird, wonderful, awful world we live in.

    3. Not sure what to make of this—I just feel like there's not enough scaffolding to tell this story. I'm interested in what's going on here, but it's like I tell my poetry students: you have to do at least 51% of the storytelling if I'm meant to meet you halfway.

    4. Very inventive storytelling - back and forths between two timelines of our protagonist and his love - one about their early times and one in the present where he and his love find each other again. Lots of drama, lots of heart. Not my favorite Jason book so far as I did find it slightly underwhelming, though of course, being a Jason book it felt quite substantial. Perhaps it was the sparseness of the length and not having enough room to stretch its legs and fluff up our relationships with the ch [...]

    5. История любви, грусти, пересекающихся судеб и драмы в мире человекоподобных существ Джейсона. На этот раз практически без диалогов.

    6. Ah wellJason's work has always been hit or miss with me, and this one, as you can see, is a miss missing too much. Maybe cuz it was so short? It's about a guy who's a poet and a thief he steals a wallet and finds inside a picture which at first we think he has fallen in love with that girl he sees in it, but turns out it's his old lost love, and he sets out to find her and reunite with her going through some adventures and whatnot.Well, it didn't do anything for me, and it wasn't even fun. So, e [...]

    7. This is may be lesser Jason, but it's still Jason.Tell Me Something tells of two lovers that the world wants to keep apart. At first I had trouble keeping the two timelines straight in my head, but I think I'm to blame for that. Jason uses a lot of subtle visual cues to distinguish between the two: the background color around the panels, silent movie intertitles in the earlier timeline, era-appropriate hats, etc. His style is so simple, but there is always more subtlety than first meets the eye. [...]

    8. Drawn in the style of a silent movie, with what little dialogue there is in its own panels, Jason tries to recapture the intensity of glance and the significance of gesture used in silent-era romances and fuse it with the comic format. This thriller-style romance also takes much from modern-day films, shifting in and out of time periods, to show the kindling of a romance alongside its rekindling. Interesting and compelling, it works, but it has more action and less ache than his other books, so [...]

    9. One of the few Jason's I hadn't been able to get me hands on - until now (thanks to a generous inter-library loan). This is traditional Jason with a nearly wordless story and a tragic bent. The similar looking characters and divergent timelines made this one a little confusing for me at first - I had to go back through it a second time to finally understand the arc. Still - there's nobody like Jason.

    10. I did not understand this story in the first read. A frequent shift between the present, the flashback and the fantasy world made it very difficult for me to comprehend the proceedings. I had to scroll through the panels numerous times to get a hang of it. But when I did, I was literally awestruck for a while. How can any person convey so much through silent comic panels? But Jason surely can.

    11. I was really, really confused the first couple of times through this comic. Turns out what I thought were fantasies were actually flashbacks. Oops.Similar to Jason's earlier works, not much talking at all. This one is a love story between a couple that was forced apart.

    12. In the span of the last two hours, I've become a Jason fan. There are maybe twenty words in this whole book, but the lack of action "writing" is carried by expert pacing, a unique minimalist style, and simple yet complex story.

    13. Jason's work is lyrical but scary. The first work I read by him was " I killed Adolf Hitler " which whisked me away. But each and every work has the same effect and triggers a different emotion. Talking about this novella it'll break your heart.

    14. Definitely my favorite so far by this author. Admittedly it took me until the very end to figure out the difference between the black pages and the white pages, but that did not detract from my enjoyment. A love story of the tragic variety.

    15. I had been trying to order this book forever, and so I finally got myself down to the Fantagraphics store, and there it was. It is Jason in my favorite form, mostly wordless; a simple and slow-moving story full of slapstick and tragedy.

    16. A silent story about a failed relationship which turned each party into a criminal. Enjoyable, but not my favourite from Jason.

    17. Este me costó un poco más, me pareció más difícil, y lo leí dos veces. No sé si lo terminé de entender del todo.

    18. With less than 10 lines of dialogue, he tells everything and calls it "tell me something" :-) The more I read/see his work, the more I like him.

    19. Sadder than some of his other books. Again, for me, the characters aren't particularly sympathetic so I find it hard to care too much.

    20. Cinta terlarang, kayak Siti Nurbaya aja, tapi ala Jason Komik tanpa kata-kata, agak susah juga memahaminya, jadi perlu bolak-balik beberapa kali baru ngeh jalan ceritanya :P

    21. Not my favorite, but pretty good. It's like a silent movie, a tragic silent movie where the heroine snorts drugs.

    22. This one definitely ranks up there with my favorite Jason books. Jason truly has a gift for conveying so much story with maybe 4 sentences total in the entire thing!

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