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A Short Preview of Meow, Baby! by Jason
posted January 15, 2006
What follows are a few pages from Jason's Meow, Baby!
[Fantagraphics, 2006, 1560976950, $16.95], a series of comedic stories starring monsters and other oddball kiddie horror staples ranging from vampires to cavemen to Darth Vader.
Jason is best known for such works as You Can't Get There From Here
, Hey, Wait...
and The Iron Wagon
, novellas that stand out for their brutally spare depictions of human nature. The rare instances of deadpan humor in those volumes is isolated, then tickled until it runs screaming out on stage for our extended enjoyment in Meow, Baby!
. Jason's humor comes from the way its situations mix lunacy with practicality, teased out by the cartoonist's exquisite comic timing.
ships this week.