Simply Drawn

John Arne Sæterøy, a Norwegian born cartoonist who goes by the moniker, Jason. Born May 16, 1965 in Molde Norway, he made his debut in 1981 in the Norwegian comics magazine KonK. In 1989, he studied graphic design and illustration at Norway’s National Academy of the Arts and graduated in 1994. He has won several awards, e.g. Eisner Awards, for his work and has had his work published in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

Jason’s work is drawn in a very clean and minimalist style with a colour palette that follows suit. His characters are anthropomorphic animals who, for the most part, rely on a gesticulatory form of communication due to Jason’s infrequent use of speech bubbles.

Why do I like Jason’s cartoons so much? Everything about his comics are great, but I’ll try my best to summarize the reasons why. Essentially, it’s the animals who have human-qualities, that sometimes, in completely wordless plots, are able to express complex ideas, and onto of that, are beautifully rendered in a sleek and minimalist style.

The following link is a showing of select book published Jason called Low Moon.

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