Comics from the new generation of Scandinavian alternative cartoonists.In recent years Scandinavia has become a hotbed of cartooning activity, from the internationally acclaimed funny-animal stylings of Norway’s Jason to the hilarious slacker romps of Sweden’s Martin Kellerman and Dane Nikoline Werdelin’s Eisner-Award-nominated urban slice-of-life stories. This anthology of comics many of them created especially for this book offers an intoxicating and compelling sampling of current works from these countries. Skaal!Jenni Rope [Finland] tells a minimalist tale of heartbreak in “The Island”; Peter Kielland’s [Denmark] Mr. Pig has an eventful day; Joanna Rubin Dranger [Sweden] is “Always Prepared to Die for My Child”; Crumb-esque satirist Christopher Nielsen [Norway] boils down all of life to an eternal journey up the “Escalator”; Tommi Musturi [Finland] provides two full-color Jim Woodringesque romps featuring his “Samuel” character; Johan F. Krarup [Denmark] visits a compulsive comics collector in “Nostalgia”; plus Bendik Kaltenborn’s [Norway] “The Great Underneath,” a dazzling wordless piece from Mardon Smet [Denmark], the legendary Swedish cartoonist Joakim Pirinen’s ultra-virtuoso “My Life,” Drawn & Quarterly-published Amanda Vähämäki’s [Finland] pencil-smudged stylings, and much more.
|Product dimensions:||8.64(w) x 10.62(h) x 1.11(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
Matthias Wivel edited and published the Danish critical journal on comics Rackham from 2000 to 2008, and is the cofounder and current board member of the Danish Comics Council. He lives and works in New York, contributing regularly to the online and print versions of The Comics Journal.