30 August 2015
Frida Kahlo was the main character of the new comics book by the Norwegian cartoonist Jason, who transformed the Mexican painter under its usual anthropomorphic aesthetics in a story entitled El loro de Frida Kahlo (The Parrot of Frida Kahlo), which gave name to the book published last June.
Expressionless and with empty eyes basins, so are the characters with which John Arne (Molde, Norway, 1965), has returned to tell stories "not surreal", but with "surrealist elements".
Historical figures, horror favorites and sci-fi classics are all fodder for Jason’s melancholic stories, known for his sparse drawing style and silent characters.
The eleven stories of the book include the tale about Frida as a hired killer, a heist incorporating images by famed painter René Magritte, and the cartoonist’s take on JFK’s assassination. “Some I draw just because they are fun to draw as animal characters” he divulges on his inclusion of historical figures in his work, “Take Frida Kahlo, Her iconic quality”.
September will see the release of Jason's illustrated book with the title "If You Steal".
Read more at this link.
Click on the link below for an interesting interview to the author.