The Living and the Dead (Fantagraphics)

    (Fantagraphics, 2006)
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This is a tale of love and zombies, told with deadpan humor and perfect timing by the indelible Jason, and published by Fantagraphics Books. Jason’s a minimalist in two senses of the word, using only thirty-one words in a forty-four page book, and relying on bold black and white art. Yet Jason’s an accomplished storyteller; the art alone manages to express actions and emotions very effectively, and there’s never a doubt about character motivations or what is happening in this macabre, bitter-sweet little tale. The book is full of the usual undead gore and a few new surprises, and is an excellent rendition of a zombie attack.

— Jennifer McGinnis

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