November 05, 2012

Tove Jansson: The Moomins

Wonderful Moomins by author, painter, illustrator Tove Jansson! Berlin-based publisher Reprodukt just released the complete Tove Jansson comic strip for the first time in German (here they are called Mumins), the first volume of five has been published in 2008, the final volume Mumins 5 one month ago. The comic strip was originally created for an English newspaper, the London Evening News, in the 1950s. Take a look! It's so adorable.

I'm really in love with the coloured covers, though I think they would have been even nicer in the landscape format as it was used in this edition, published in Finland in Swedish. 

Inside you find the black and white original drawings. 

(Mumins 5, Reprodukt 2012)

German readers visit the publisher's website to pick up a copy of the series or buy it here. All about the Moomins here.

In their original English the entire comic strip has been reissued by Drawn & Quarterly between 2006 and 2010, Tove Jansson's novels and other books have been released in English by macmillan, NYRB and Penguin Books.

(Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Drawn & Quarterly 2006-2010)

The Moomin Trove with a great collection of covers and editions in other languages.