Almost Silent is the new hardcover collection of four books by Jason. Drawing inspiration from old Hollywood monster and noir movies, the Norwegian born writer/artist is a total original. His distinctive anthropomorphic characters and deadpan humor are simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious.

This aptly titled collection features stories of unrequited love, loneliness, and the absurd ironies of life, told almost without dialogue. Meow, Baby! collects Jason’s short stories and strips. The Living and the Dead concerns the zombie apocalypse that brings two people together. You Can’t Get There From Here is a reinvention of The Bride of Frankenstein. Tell Me Something is a love triangle told in flashback.

While it’s not Jason’s best work, Almost Silent is a solid collection for fans.