Werewolves of Montpellier
(Fantagraphics Books, Paperback, 9781606993590, 48pp.)
Publication Date: July 2010
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After an omnibus collection of earlier books (Almost Silent) and a new collection of short stories (Low Moon), Jason returns with another full-length, full-color graphic novella his first since the 2008 Eisner Award-winning The Last Musketeer. Sven, a semi-aimless Scandinavian artist who has ended up in Montpellier, France on a futile romantic pursuit, enjoys nocturnal raids into other people s homes, disguised as a werewolf. The way he figures it, the disguise will give him an extra few moments advantage vis-a-vis any startled home owner if things get ugly...but he hasn t taken into account the existence of a society of real Montpellier-based werewolves who do not take kindly to this new pretender. So while Sven spends his days playing chess and poker with his friends, sketching his way through his picturesque chosen hometown, and coping with romantic dilemmas both his and those of his best friend, the Breakfast at Tiffany s-obsessed Audrey, who has girl troubles of her own little does he realize that a genuine threat to his life, and for that matter his humanity, is closing in on him. Werewolves of Montpellier is a lycanthropic thriller, a romantic comedy, and an existential drama basically, your typical Jason book. Beware the full moon