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“Werewolves of Montpellier” looks awesome, sounds awesome, probably smells awesome too

A. Quinton — Jul. 14th 2010

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I’m trying not to post about books I haven’t read, but “Werewolves of Montpellier” by Jason (yep, just “Jason”) keeps popping up on my radar, so I looked it up on the Fantagraphics site. And now I want it.

Sven, a semi-aimless Scandinavian artist who has ended up in Montpellier, France on a futile romantic pursuit, enjoys nocturnal raids into other people’s homes, disguised as a werewolf. The way he figures it, the disguise will give him an extra few moments’ advantage vis-à-vis any startled home owner if things get ugly…but he hasn’t taken into account the existence of a society of real Montpellier-based werewolves who do not take kindly to this new pretender.

Based on reviews, this sounds really good. The art reminds me of Chris Ware or Chris Onstad, and I’m a fan of deadpan, sardonic humour. Do want! Get it on Amazon or visit www.fantagraphics.com/werewolves.

Hat tip: Craig J. Clark