Re: Noirsensei postulates...
Jason is a nom de plume, with no surname. His real name is John Arne Sæterøy (J.A.S. - I guess he added the ON by his own initiative).
Even in France they don't make you read comics you don't like. And they have a selection and a variety there that frankly puts the US to shame (including translations of most major American titles).
I wouldn't want to only read this stuff, either; so I'm happy that Fantagraphics and Top Shelf and Oni and all the others (including the big two) produce a range of different styles and genres to enjoy. We'll give the French a run for their money one of these days!