Beloved Cartoonist Jason Mixes Fact and Fiction in His Latest Graphic Novel GOOD NIGHT, HEM Starring Ernest Hemingway
Fantagraphics Will Publish The Three Interconnecting Short Stories This Fall
SEATTLE, WA - Three interconnecting short stories starring Ernest Hemingway comprise the latest graphic novel by the beloved Norwegian cartoonist, Jason, out this fall from Fantagraphics. Mixing fact and fiction, Jason has imaginatively recreated one of America's greatest and most controversial writers of the 20th century in the playful and thoughtful GOOD NIGHT, HEM.
Paris, 1925. Our story begins when Hemingway meets Athos, the last Musketeer, who, together with several more friends of Hemingway, travel to Spain's Pamplona for the fiesta. Festivities and complications ensue.
Paris, 1944. The second story starts the day after the liberation of Paris when Hemingway, now a war correspondent, decides enough is enough, and takes action to end the war for good. With a group of adventurers and resistance fighters, he parachutes into Germany to do just that.
Cuba, late 1950s. Our literary lion is in his twilight years, writing his memoirs, remembering his first and second meeting with the seemingly immortal Athos.
Here’s what people are saying about GOOD NIGHT, HEM:
"Jason delivers an at times whimsical but overwhelmingly melancholic portrait, revealing reverence and sympathy for Hemingway without ignoring the author's shortcomings. One of the best releases of 2021." — Library Journal (starred review)
"Mixing fact and fiction, no other artist has had as much fun or provided as much insight into the Hemingway mythos as Jason." — Robert K. Elder, Hemingway in Comics
"Jason continues to be one of the best cartoonists working anywhere." — Publishers Weekly
"The Norwegian artist who goes by the single name Jason is the most deadpan comedian in comics." — The New York Times
"Unlike traditional literature, comix, and particularly Jason's simple style, allow the reader to fully move into the space provided. Slowly, but altogether too fast, you look back and see an entire book, and an entire life, has gone past." — Time Magazine
Fantagraphics will publish the imaginative literary homage GOOD NIGHT, HEM on September 21, 2021.
GOOD NIGHT, HEM is available for pre-order now via Fantagraphics: https://www.fantagraphics.com/products/good-night-hem
Good Night, Hem by Jason
$19.99 • September 2021 • ISBN: 9781683964612
160 pages • Full-Color • 6.7” x 8.8”
For more information or to arrange an interview with the cartoonist, contact:
David Hyde: Superfan Promotions Founder
Hanna Bahedry: Superfan Promotions Publicity Coordinator
Jason hails from Molde, Norway, but currently resides in Montpellier, France. He's won multiple Eisners, a Harvey, and an Inkpot award.
For over 45 years, Fantagraphics has published the very best comics and graphic novels that the medium has to offer. Our mission is to celebrate great cartooning in all of its incarnations, from the form’s early luminaries to contemporary artists currently forging the future of visual storytelling. Not content to rest on our laurels and extensive roster of talented artists, we constantly seek out fresh voices from across the globe. Thus, we honor the rich history of comics while providing a platform for bold new stories, styles, and perspectives that push the boundaries of the medium. Fantagraphics remains peerless in our commitment to be the publisher of the world's greatest cartoonists.
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