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Moomin : the complete Tove Jansson comic strip.

by Jansson, Tove.

Format: Print Book 2006
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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.

bk. 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

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the 1950s Jansson (1914-2001) was world famous for her children's books about Moomin when the Associated Press contracted with her for an all-ages Moomin comic strip. Wide-eyed, sweetly thick-headed Moomin has the body of a hippo, the soul of a puppy. Unlike his friend Sniff, a sort of kangaroo-rat hybrid, Moomin cares naught for fame or fortune, though he isn't averse to mild adventure. The strip's story arcs are lengthy and complex but not confusing, develop the characters well, and hold up nicely after 50 years. In the first, "Brigands," Moomin is the only creature of his kind, but in the later "Family Life" and "Moomin on the Riviera," he has parents and a partner, Snorkel Maiden. Jansson's black-and-white images are most expressive; the characters arch brows and roll eyes tellingly, and settings glow with sunshine, glower with storm. The gentle ribbing Jannson gives midcentury Western culture--Moomin makes modern art, deals with a banker, is bested by a picnic pig's\b \b0 widow--delighted sophisticates then and should charm their progeny now. --Francisca Goldsmith Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "From 1953 to 1960, the late Finnish artist Jansson drew a comic strip about her creation Moomin for the London Evening News. Though the strip was an enormous success around the world, this is the first North American edition of an expressive and endearing classic. Moomin's stories begin simply (he needs to rid his home of freeloaders, or goes on a family vacation) and snowball into a series of amusing, whimsical misadventures, which can involve elements of the fantastic, like magic, monsters and ghosts. Although Moomin, his parents and his girlfriend, Snorkmaiden, are trolls, they look like friendly hippopotamuses. Moomin is reminiscent of a big, chubby baby; there is something of Charlie Brown in him: Moomin is like a child beset by life's troubles and usually (but not always) too passive to get angry and fight back. Adults should appreciate Jansson's satire although she always provides happy endings, dark undercurrents are at play: one episode opens with Moomin attempting suicide; reunited with his missing parents, he's abandoned by them again. Jansson's deceptively childlike style masterfully conveys her characters' personalities. Moomin's mouth rarely appears, but his eyes, his brows and his gestures are expressive and endearing. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Moomins (Fictitious characters) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Trolls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Moomins (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction.
Trolls -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher MontreĢal : New York :Drawn & Quarterly ;2006
Distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus and Girioux,
Contributors Jansson, Lars, 1926-2000.
Language English
Notes Vol. 6 has subtitle: The complete Lars Jansson comic strip.
Originally published in the Evening news, London, 1953-1959.
Description 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)
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