Moomin 3: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip (Hardcover)

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    Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Born into an artistic family--her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator--Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.

    Moomin has been swiftly making its way into the hearts of North Americans ever since Drawn & Quarterly began collecting the strip in 2006. It debuted in theLondon Evening News in 1954 and has become the fastest-selling D+Q series to date. Fifty years ago, Tove Jansson's observations of everyday life--whimsical but with biting undertones--easily caught the attention of an international audience and still resonate today.

    This third volume returns to Moominvalley, where its beloved inhabitants get tangled up in five new stories. Moomin falls in love with a damsel in distress, an unseasonably warm spell turns the valley into a tropical rain forest, and a flying saucer crashes into Moominmamma's garden. Moominpappa decides to live out his dream of occupying a lighthouse and writing a great seaside novel, only to discover that he hates the sea so close up and has no interest in writing about it, and a variety of curious clubs spring up in the valley. Moomin and Moominmamma do their level best to avoid the whole mess but, of course, get drawn into the muddle.

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    ISBN 9781897299555
    Genre HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 108
    Publisher Date 2008-09-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Drawn & Quarterly Pubns
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 12.25 in
    Wdth 8.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.92 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip
    Series Name Moomin
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Jansson, Tove
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States
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