I Killed Adolf Hitler is an Eisner Award winning graphic novel published in 2008 by Norwegian cartoonist, Jason who is known for his clean, sparse drawing style reminiscent of and influenced by Herge and for having mostly silent, anthropomorphic animal characters in his books. There is very often little to no dialogue in his books. Sometimes there are just pages and pages of animals staring at each other making slight head movements or coughing.
This book is about a busy contract killer who is hired to travel back in time to 1939 and rub out the Fuhrer. Of course the situation goes awry and Hitler ends up making a getaway to the future in the time machine leaving the hit-man stranded in the past. He decides to wait out several decades and meets up with his much younger girlfriend to try and track down history's worst monster.
The writing is very dry and tinged with black humour. The storyline is extremely minimalist and there is often not heaps going on but is still quite a page turner. The best part of the book is the art. It's set up like your average comic strip with eight panels per page and it's extremely easy on the eye. The full coloured pages add to the gorgeous simple line illustrations.
It's a deserving award winner and from what I've read, it will be making its way to the big screen in the not too distant future.