Moomin : the complete Tove Jansson comic strip.
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 3 of 5 copies|
The enchanting comic strip that introduced adult readers to the wonderful world of Moomin
Tove Jansson is revered around the world as one of the foremost children's authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated chapter books regarding the magical worlds of her creation, the Moomins. The Moomins saw life in many forms but debuted to its biggest audience ever on the pages of the world's largest newspaper, the London Evening News, in 1954. The strip was syndicated in newspapers around the world with millions of readers in forty countries. Moomin Book One is the first volume of Drawn & Quarterly's publishing plan to reprint the entire strip drawn by Jansson before she handed over the reins to her brother Lars in 1960. This is the first time the strip will be published in any form in North America and will deservedly place Jansson among the international cartooning greats of the last century.
The Moomins are a tight-knit family-hippo-shaped creatures with easygoing and adventurous outlooks. Jansson's art is pared down and precise, yet able to compose beautiful portraits of ambling creatures in fields of flowers or on rock-strewn beaches that recall Jansson's Nordic roots. The comic strip reached out to adults with its gentle and droll sense of humor. Whimsical but with biting undertones, Jansson's observations of everyday life, including guests who overstay their welcome, modern art, movie stars, and high society, easily caught the attention of an international audience and still resonate today.
Contentsbk. 1. Moomin and the brigands ; Moomin and family life ; Moomin on the Riviera ; Moomin's desert island
bk. 2. Moomin's winter follies ; Moomin mamma's maid ; Moomin builds a house ; Moomin begins a new life
bk. 3. Moomin falls in love ; Moominvalley turns jungle ; Moomin and the Martians ; Moomin and the sea ; Club life in Moominvalley
bk. 4. Moomin goes Wild West ; Snorkmaiden goes rococo ; The concientious Moomins ; Moomin and the comet ; Moomin and the golden tail
bk 5. Moomin winter ; Moomin under sail ; Fuddler's courtship
bk. 6. Moomin's lamp ; Moomin and the railway ; Moominpappa and the spies ; Moomin and the circus
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Moomins (Fictitious characters)
-- Comic books, strips, etc.
Trolls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Moomins (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction.
Trolls -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
|Publisher|| Montréal : New York :Drawn & Quarterly ;2006
Distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus and Girioux,
Vol. 6 has subtitle: The complete Lars Jansson comic strip.
Originally published in the Evening news, London, 1953-1959.
volumes : illustrations ; 32 cm
|ISBN||9781894937801 (bk. 1)
1894937805 (bk. 1)
9781897299197 (bk. 2)
1897299192 (bk. 2)
9781897299555 (bk. 3)
1897299559 (bk. 3)
9781897299784 (bk. 4)
1897299788 (bk. 4)
9781897299944 (bk. 5)
189729994X (bk. 5)
9781770460423 (bk. 6)
177046042X (bk. 6)