What would it be like if Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce were four struggling cartoonists living in Paris? Add to that idea a scheme for them to get rich in an afternoon and you have The Left Bank Gang by Norwegian artist/writer Jason. Did I mention this is a graphic novel and everyone is drawn as animals?
The Left Bank Gang is a funny, smart, and imaginative interpretation of writers associated with the Lost Generation. It’s an engaging, slim volume that blends literary legends with Reservoir Dogs, though with far less violence. If you’re going to pull off a crime, it never hurts to have Hemingway backing you up.