The Isle of 100,000 Graves, a new graphic novel from illustrator Jason has a dry, minimalist style with writing to match. Consider it a dark comedy – below, from the book’s description:

Five years ago, little Gwenny’s father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures — and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a ship full of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad.

Little does she realize that the Isle comes by its ominous name honestly, as the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners… and then putting an end to their lives in a wide variety of gruesome ways. And they’ve reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty.

For the first time, Jason has enlisted the help of a writer, one Fabien Vehlmann, and all advance reviews point to a successful collaboration. While the book is to be officially released on June 15th, it’s available now from Amazon.

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