Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip HC Vol 1 (2018 Printing)
by Tove Jannson
96 pages; hard cover; black & white
This is 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 creations, the Moomins. The Moomins saw life in many forms but debuted to their biggest audience ever on the pages of world’s largest newspaper the London Evening News, in 1954. The strip was syndicated in newspapers around the world with millions of readers in 40 countries. Moomin: Volume 1 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.