Lost Cat
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Lost Cat


A detective is walking down the street. It is raining. He sees a "Lost Cat" poster. A minute later he sees the cat from the photo. He picks it up and goes back to the poster. He calls the number. A woman answers. He turns up at her place and gives her the cat. She invites him in from the rain for a cup of coffee. They talk and find out they have a lot in common: both are divorced and living alone. Some days later he invites her out for a dinner. She accepts. He shows up at the agreed time. She doesn't. He calls her home and knocks on her door. No answer. He asks the neighbors. They haven't seen her. She has disappeared. He makes some phone calls and investigates, but can't find her. He gets a new client and has to start working on a new case. In his head he continues their conversation. Lost Cat, the new graphic novel by Jason (after years of "graphic novellas" of less than 50 pages, arguably his first genuine graphic NOVEL) is both a playful take on the classic detective story, and a story about how difficult it is to find a sister spirit, someone you feel a real connection to--and what do you do if you lose that person?

Title:Lost Cat
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:160 pages

    Lost Cat Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    Jul 10, 2013

    Lost Cat is one of my favorite books of the year from one of my favorite author/artists. I don't know if this is my Jason favorite, but now that I think of it, many seem to be my favorites, it's so ha...

  • Jan Philipzig
    Jun 23, 2014

    My Original Plan Was to Become a Cowboy, But...The wonderfully subtle and poetic Lost Cat features a private detective ("My original plan was to become a cowboy, but...") set in his lonely and unevent...

  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 16, 2013

    The superb Jason returns with his latest book, Lost Cat. The story of a private detective who falls in love only to lose the woman of his dreams to his dreams, Lost Cat is definitely one of the best c...

  • Morgane
    Sep 13, 2013

    I loved how crisp, simple, and rhythmic the art was, and how the story felt natural: it didn't focus entirely on the main plot, nor did the subplots feel forced. But most of all I really enjoyed the v...

  • Grg
    Aug 27, 2013

    It's like Jason had three different ideas and put them in a blender. A detective story, a love story, a science fiction story. It's kind of a mess, but kind of beautiful in a nerdy way. ...

  • Mario
    Sep 29, 2013

    This review originally appeared on my blog, Shared Universe Reviews. Jason is one of my favourite comic creators. There is something about his deadpan, anthropomorphic animal style that really works ...

  • Kyle Wright
    Jul 25, 2013

    Part detective mystery, part science-fiction, Jason's Lost Cat is at heart a tale of loneliness and lost love. Drawn in Jason's usual sparse manner, his characters wearing subtle expressions that conv...

  • Stewart Tame
    Sep 12, 2013

    Jason writes some of the strangest, most enigmatic comics I've ever read. His anthropomorphic animal characters almost never change expression, and there's such a ... haunted ambiance to the world the...

  • Will
    Jan 08, 2014

    The graphic novel can and should do so much more than what is accomplished or even attempted in this slim volume. Part cliched detective story, part nerd fantasy of a meaningful conversation with a wo...

  • Michael Seidlinger
    Jul 28, 2013

    You will lose more than you find in this graphic novel; however, Jason will be there at the end to remind you to blink. You just might capture some of the beauty to be found between the panels and pag...

About Jason


There are multiple authors with this single name, but Goodreads is unable to differentiate between them. The most prominent is the author below.John Arne Sæterøy (born 16 May 1965 in Molde), better known by the pen name Jason, is a Norwegian cartoonist, known for his sparse drawing style and silent, anthropomorphic animal characters.He has been nominated for two Ignatz Awards (2000: Outstanding St