Publisher"s Weekly about Lost Cat:
A humorous PI story populated by animals takes a turn toward the absurd
in the newest—and longest yet—graphic novel by Jason (Athos in America).
Dan, a dog detective who evokes Humphrey Bogart’s down-on-their-luck
antiheroes, is consumed by a chance connection brought about when he
discovers a lost cat. Dan’s normal assignments are anything but
feel-good; he spies on cheating spouses with the end result that no one
is happy. When he finds a cat for Charlotte, a charming bookstore owner,
he connects with her instantly, and when she disappears, he continues
the conversation they might have had. An introduction of aliens to the
plot adds a light and strange flavor, but echoes the protagonist’s
feeling of loneliness in a strange world. Jason’s artwork is charming,
and he evokes a surprising amount of pathos with a cartoon dog. The
plot, an enjoyable crime noir lark that gives homage to The Big Sleep,
is almost incidental to the surprisingly deep story about the
relationships people create in their heads.