Since the appearance of Hey, Wait…, Jason’s first book to be translated into English, the Norwegian-born artist has remained one of the most distinctive voices in comics. What I Did is the latest omnibus collection of Jason’s work, which collects into a beautiful hardcover volume, Hey, Wait…, Sshhhh! and the long out-of-print The Iron Wagon.

Hey, Wait… remains one of Jason’s most affecting stories. It’s a quietly devastating telling of one man’s life, from childhood to death, as he carries around the weight of the accidental death of his close childhood friend.

The second entry is told completely without dialogue. It is one of Jason’s more surreal and mysterious works, full of cosmic irony, cruel twists of fate, tragedy, guilt, loneliness and, of course, Jason’s trademark deadpan humor.

The final story is a departure for Jason. It is an atypically talky adaptation of a classic Norwegian novel by Stein Riverton, an ingenious Hound of the Baskervilles-esque supernatural murder mystery.

Grade: A

What I Did is currently available.