Moomin: Deluxe Anniversary Edition HC
By Tove Jansson.
448 pages; hardcover; partial color
A celebration of Tove Jansson's legacy, 100 years after her birth. Tove Jansson's Moomin stories made her one of the most beloved Scandinavian authors of the 20th-century. Jansson's whimsical tales of Moominvalley resonate with children for their light-hearted spirit, and with adults for their incisive commentary on the banality of everyday life. 2014 marks the centenary of her birth, and Jansson is being honored with events in Japan, Scandinavia, England, Germany, Russia, Australia, Italy, Spain, and France. Drawn & Quarterly is joining the festivities by releasing Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, a slipcased, hardcover collection of the complete Tove Jansson-penned Moomin comic strip, replete with all of her most popular storylines and original pencil sketches. The volume celebrates the classic comics the world adores, and will feature essays about Tove's work on the Moomin strip.