I walked the Camino in 2012 and Jason's memoir brought all those memories back: sore feet, conversations, bed bugs, and everything else. A look into the Camino from a great graphic novelists. I can't wait to make the walk again.
Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Jason’s first full-length graphic memoir is about his experiences walking a 500-mile pilgrimage for his 50th birthday.
Northwestern Spain, observed with the eye of an artist, chronicling both the good (people, conversations) and the bad (blisters, bedbugs) he encountered on his journey. Full of quiet incidents, odd encounters, small triumphs, and the occasional setback, On the Camino is the first implicitly autobiographical long-form work by a master cartoonist.
About the Author
Jason hails from Oslo, Norway, but currently resides in Montpellier, France. He's won multiple Eisners, a Harvey, and an Inkpot award.
Jason is a Norwegian talent who has steadily risen in stature over the years. Here’s his most explicitly autobiographical work to date.
This intimate travelogue of life’s little uncertainties, absurdities, and victories is a revealing addition to the Jason oeuvre.
On the Camino offers an abundance of satisfying pleasures that add up to something genuinely meaningful. It’s gratifying to see such a talented cartoonist stretch his artistic muscles, especially when the results are so rewarding.
Jason's distinctive melding of minimalist presentation and restless imagination is on full display, and results in a strangely intimate portrait of the artist as he struggles with blisters, bed bugs, bad food, and social anxiety while searching for a meaningful and authentic experience.
A journey worth taking, as this master storyteller makes you feel every heartbeat.
You’re in the company of a seasoned story teller and he knows what he is doing.