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The Left Bank Gang


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Jason

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Page 45 Review by Stephen & Tom

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Ezra Pound struggle to make ends meet in the Latin Quarter of 1920s Paris, and wonder if the comics game is really for them.

That's right: comics. Jason has reinvented these 20th century literary figures as anthropomorphic comicbook creators doing pretty much all the same things they struggled with in reality, and which actual cartoonists today always seem to be troubled by: integrity, money, ideas, critics, the size of their manhood and money again.

In the Shakespeare And Company comic shop:

"Anything come in this week?"
"Not much there's a new edition of 'War And Peace'."
"Oh? He's a decent cartoonist but all his characters look alike. They all have the same face, and all those Russian names... I can never manage to keep track of who's who."

As Hemingway, the most downtrodden of the bunch, suggests a small heist to make ends meet, it all becomes slightly absurd in the way that only Jason can get away with, as we see the robbery from seven different perspectives.

Guest-stars Jean-Paul Sartre.

Beautifully written.

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