Moomin: The Deluxe Lars Jansson Edition is here!!: The greatest Finnish comic strip of all time collected
Moomin: The Deluxe Lars Jansson Edition is a companion edition to the previous collection that came out a few years ago. These stories are the comics that Lars produced after Tove left the strip. Lars had been assisting Tove with the scripting for a few years before he took over both the scripting and the art chores and shockingly the transition was smooth.
These are classic Finnish comics stories that have had very little exposure to an English-reading audience (other than our reprinting as volumes 6-10 in the slimmer reprint series.)
Capping this celebratory volume is an interview with Lars' daughter Sophia. Sophia as been guardian of the Moomin legacy for the past couple of decades and she's done a remarkable job protecting it. She speaks frankly about the family and recalls fondly how Lars and Tove were always working even during the famous summer island vacations. I feel personally very lucky that Sophia took the time to talk to me bout her father, her aunt, and their glorious creation.
Submitted by Tom Devlin on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:50am.