Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Moomin Vol. 1

Here's how this works: I finish reading a comic collection, and I tell you about it, and I try not to go on too long.

The late Tove Jansson drew a Moomin comic strip, furthering the adventures of her odd family of hippo-shaped trolls, for London's Evening News from 1953-1960. And these strips, the first four collected here, are nuts! The first one is a very loosely-plotted series of bizarre, almost stream-of-consciousness happenings. The other strips are more tightly plotted, with a great sense of escalating, unpredictable weirdness. Absolutely lovable and engaging in every way, this is highly recommended!

(Originally posted Sept. 5 2007 at hipsterdad's LJ.)

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