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Lars Jansson

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Lars Jansson (8 September 1926 – 31 July 2000) took over the MOOMIN comic strip from his sister Tove. He was a published author at 16 before he taught himself to be a cartoonist in order to replace Tove. He drew the strip for 14 years.

Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) is the legendary Finnish children’s book author, artist and creator of the Moomins, who came to life in childrens books, comic strips, theater, opera, film, radio, theme parks, and TV.

Jansson is revered around the world as one of the foremost children’s authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated Moomin chapter books. The D+Q reprint series collects for the first in North America, Jansson’s internationally syndicated Moomin comic strip that debuted in the London Evening News, in 1954.


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