Norwegian comic book creator Jason’s latest centers on an expatriate living in southern France. Disillusioned with humanity and in love with the lesbian across the hall, he dons a werewolf disguise and burgles people’s homes. But when his picture winds up in the paper, he becomes a target of the brotherhood of real werewolves.

This short and breezy tale from Jason explores his usual theme of unrequited love with laconic exchanges punctuated by absurdist humor. But it’s also lighter than a lot of his work, reaching a kind of contentedness by the end, in the author’s own understated way.

Grade: A-

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