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Like a number of his initial stories, Pocket is actually drawn with realistic human beings instead of blank-faced animal characters-a true revelation for Jason fans. Apr 02, 2017 Archit Ojha rated it really liked it.

Like a number of his initial stories, Pocket is actually drawn with realistic human beings instead of blank-faced animal characters-a true revelation for Jason fans.

Gathered from Jason's work in the 1990s, this anthology offers three visual styles from the cartoonist's past. First up is a brand of autobiographical realism that clunks along with accompanying text full of pop-culture references

Gathered from Jason's work in the 1990s, this anthology offers three visual styles from the cartoonist's past. First up is a brand of autobiographical realism that clunks along with accompanying text full of pop-culture references. The short strips often feature art students determined to paw at such deep questions as "what shall I do when I lose my hair?" Next comes "an intermediate bighead cartoony style", which thankfully gives way to more lively artwork featuring the anthropomorphic animal people that continue to populate Jason's work

This multifaceted anthology collects over 25 stories from the first decade of Jason's career, including his remarkable calling card, the novella-length thriller "Pocket Full of Rain," which has never before been published in English.

This multifaceted anthology collects over 25 stories from the first decade of Jason's career, including his remarkable calling card, the novella-length thriller "Pocket Full of Rain," which has never before been published in English. Like a number of his initial stories, "Pocket" is actually drawn with realistic human beings instead of blank-faced animal characters - a true revelation for Jason fans

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A Pocket Full of Rye. A Miss Marple Mystery. For Bruce Ingram who liked and published my first short stories. In the private address book, Miss Griffith found Sir Edwin Sandeman with an address in Harley Street

A Pocket Full of Rye. In the private address book, Miss Griffith found Sir Edwin Sandeman with an address in Harley Street. Miss Grosvenor, collapsed in a chair, wailed in a voice whose accent was noticeably less Mayfair than usual, I made the tea just as usual-really I did-there couldn’t have been anything wrong in it. Wrong in it?

Launch Date: Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Origin: United States, English Volume Issues.

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Like a number of his initial stories, "Pocket" is actually drawn with realistic human beings instead of blank-faced animal characters-a true revelation for Jason fans. Readers who like Jason's anthropomorphic style won't be disappointed, though, as the book includes a number of tales done in that fashion, featuring (among other things) Death, a guy waiting for a bus, and croquet-playing nuns; over 40 "daily strip" format gags; a trio of hilarious parodies of other pop media work including "Corto Mjautese" and an elaborate riff on. Basil Wolverton's "Spacehawk" done Jason style; and much more.

An anthology of masterful shorts from the creator of I Killed Adolf Hitler.

This multifaceted anthology―our 12th Jason graphic novel―wraps up Fantagraphics' near-complete collection of Jason's oeuvre (minus just a few pieces of juvenilia) by printing selections from Jason's early-1990s work, including his remarkable calling card, the novella-length thriller Pocket Full of Rain, which has never before been published in English. Like a number of his initial stories, Pocket is actually drawn with realistic human beings instead of blank-faced animal characters―a true revelation for Jason fans. In fact, this book showcases three distinct styles: his earliest "realistic" drawing style (used to unsettling effect in some particularly creepy stories), an intermediate "bighead" cartoony style that still features humans (used for both humor and drama), and the "funny-animal" style he's now best known for. Readers who like Jason's anthropomorphic style won't be disappointed, though, as the book includes a number of tales done in that fashion, featuring (among other things) Death, a guy waiting for a bus, and croquet-playing nuns; over 40 "daily strip" format gags; a trio of hilarious parodies of other pop media work including Corto Mjautese and an elaborate riff on Basil Wolverton's Spacehawk done Jason style; and much more. Also included are a color section featuring Jason's painted covers for his original Norwegian magazine Mjau Mjau, color strips and illustrations, and more. Plus―God cheating at Trivial Pursuit.

Comments: (2)

Dorilune
I have been a fan of Jason's work for a long time and tried to collect all his books. Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories was one that was difficult to find. Like a number of his initial stories, Pocket is actually drawn with realistic human beings instead of blank-faced animal characters—a true revelation for Jason fans. In fact, this book showcases three distinct styles: his earliest "realistic" drawing style. Even though I am a huge fan of his current style, this was fun because it allows his fans to see a different side of the artist. I like to see how other artists started out and see their development through the years.
Jediathain
One of the most interesting and original comics artists/writers of the last 10 years to emerge is the Scandinavian cartoonist Jason with his surreal, funny, and touching stories featuring strange animal-headed characters. But how does someone like this come to be? Well, "Pocket Full of Rain" is the pre-Jason, the book that features a number of early strips from the '90s where the artist would hone his craft and become the storyteller he is today.

It's odd to see human characters in Jason's books but the title story has just that. A police sketch artist starts a relationship with a girl only to find she has a jealous ex who happens to be a hitman. When they rip him off, they go on the run but he's hot on his trail. As is another mysterious character... Jason's excellent storytelling instincts are present in this piece and are instantly recognisable from other later works like "Tell Me Something", even if the artwork here is different. There are the surreal elements here that would go on to play a big part in later works. Bank robbing aliens, picnics on the moon, helpful ostriches, homeless zombies, hat rains, and a werewolf. This is the length of his regular 48 page books and just as good. Oftentimes seeing the human characters rather than animal ones, it feels like you're watching a David Lynch or David Cronenberg film. It's easily the best part of the book.

There are early strips of the animal characters doing everyday things - stories about Jason's alcoholic landlord in France, going to the movies, drinking in cafes, nuns playing polo in a deserted street. One of the most interesting is a 3 page strip called "Kill the Cat!" which features a man with a suitcase walking down the street being accosted by a crazy homeless man yelling at him "Kill the Cat!". I won't ruin the ending but it's a brilliant strip. Jason also tries horror in "Glass" where a lodger tricks a young boy into his room.

There's a series of newspaper strips featuring a little prisoner who gets into odd scrapes in a twilit world of ghosts and talking cactuses. They're very funny and reminded me of the work in "Meow, Baby!".

All of these strips are in black and white but there's a colour section at the back with all of Jason's painted covers from his Scandinavian comics publication "Mjau Mjau"that're excellent and round off a superb book.

If you're a fan of Jason's you'll want to have this book as it shows off an incredible talent in his early years, but even then producing some brilliant works. For any comics fan or would be comics artist this is a fascinating collection of how someone finds their artistic voice and develops it. But for me, I just really enjoyed reading it. Jason is, as always, an amazing storyteller and "Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories" is no exception. Fantastic read, highly recommended.
Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories download epub
Graphic Novels
Author: Jason
ISBN: 1560979348
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Language: English
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books (July 2, 2008)
Pages: 184 pages