Moomin : The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip Bk. 4 Hardback
by Tove Jansson
More delightful tales from the legendary Finnish artist Drawn & Quarterly's bestselling Moomin series, created by the legendary children's author Tove Jansson, is now in its fourth installment.
The series is the winner of the Harvey Award and has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, black and white illustrations throughout
- Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
- Publication Date: 05/05/2009
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9781897299784
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 reviews.
Review by -Eva-
Imagine my delight when I found these, my favorite books from childhood that are out-of-print in Sweden! I think every Nordic person has Mumintrollen living somewhere in their heart, and although these books are translated into English and it's a little bit harder to "hear" their Finnish-accented Swedish, they are still as fantastic as I remember them. Muminpappa cherishes his crazy adventures, Muminmamma her home and hearth, Snorkfröken her romances, and Mumin himself just wants everyone to be happy and get along. Different as they are, they have one over-riding goal in common: to have fun! The ultimate in anarchy, you just can't help but admire their guts and gusto and their complete devotion to each other. Or, as the character Stinky puts it, "Indeed you are the most idiotic family I ever saw - but you are at least <b>living</b> every minute of the day!!"
Review by shanaqui
I remain completely and utterly biased. The Moomins are adorable. I do have to say, though, that reading all the strips in a row does show up the repetitiveness of the stories, and the way everything returns to its idyllic status quo at the beginning of each story. Not a bad thing, necessarily, in this context, but less fun when you're reading all the strips together.