Archive for November, 2014

The official Christmas Beer Test 2014 is underway.

The official Christmas Beer Test 2014 is underway.

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Part of the strange loot from an evening going to antique book shops in the company of Saša Rakezić, a.k.a. Alexander Zograf.

Part of the strange loot from an evening going to antique book shops in the company of Saša Rakezić, a.k.a. Alexander Zograf.

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Ok, so this is how all parcels with review copies should look like. Other publishers, take note!

Ok, so this is how all parcels with review copies should look like. Other publishers, take note!

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A mashup portrait by fellow comics historian and Adamson aficionado, Saša Rakezić, aka comics artist Aleksxandar Zograf.

A mashup portrait by fellow comics historian and Adamson aficionado, Saša Rakezić, aka comics artist Alexander Zograf.

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A Serbian edition of the Swedish children’s comic book Pellefant, from the late 1960s. How cool is that?

A Serbian edition of the Swedish children's comic book Pellefant, from the late 1960s. How cool is that?

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Friend and colleague Josefin Svenske was here!

Friend and colleague Josefin Svenske was here!

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Some really interesting books from Norwegian publisher No Comprendo Press just arrived.

Some really interesting books from Norwegian publisher No Comprendo Press just arrived.

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Årets bästa seriefanzin, såväl vad gäller design som innehåll. Utan tvekan det bästa jag fick tag på under AltCom. Ett råd till alla förlag: signa Steve Nyberg så snart ni bara kan!

Årets bästa seriefanzin, såväl vad gäller design som innehåll. Utan tvekan det bästa jag fick tag på under AltCom. Ett råd till alla förlag: signa Steve Nyberg så snart ni bara kan!

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Yet another Danish publisher reaching out across the channel, and publishing comics in Swedish. This is turning into a trend.

Yet another Danish publisher reaching out across the channel, and publishing comics in Swedish. This is turning into a trend.

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Tangible evidence of an interesting evening in the company of the very talented Yvan Alagbe.

Tangible evidence of an interesting evening in the company of the very talented Yvan Alagbe.

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Some of the loot from visiting the AltCom Festival yesterday. It’s open again today between one and seven, so go visit what is effectively the biggest comic shop in Southern Sweden right now.

Some of the loot from visiting the AltCom Festival yesterday. It's open again today between one and seven, so go visit what is effectively the biggest comic shop in Southern Sweden right now.

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Due to an unprecedented act of kindness, the Stromberg mansion has been augmented with eight, count ’em, eight deluxe Disney figurines.

Due to an unprecedented act of kindness, the Stromberg mansion has been augmented with eight, count 'em, eight deluxe Disney figurines.

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Today, finally, the four volume, 2000 pages long Comics Through Time arrived. I wrote my entries for this massive encyclopedia more than two years ago, so it’s gratifying to finally hold these volumes in my hands. In doing so, I realize that this encyclopedia is almost twice the size of Maurice Horns gigantic World Encyclopedia of Comics of my childhood.

Today, finally, the four volume, 2000 pages long Comics Through Time arrived. I wrote my entries for this massive encyclopedia more than two years ago, so it's gratifying to finally hold these volumes in my hands. In doing so, I realize that this encyclopedia is almost twice the size of Maurice Horns gigantic World Encyclopedia of Comics of my childhood.

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Nytt, stämningsfullt hyllningsnummer till saligen bortgångna Lasse Mortimer. Ut och köp!

Nytt, stämningsfullt hyllningsnummer till saligen bortgångna Lasse Mortimer. Ut och köp!

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Strange but true: There is at least one manufacturer in the world still making merchandise with the Swedish comics character Adamson/Silent Sam, even though the heyday of the strip was some 70-80 years ago. This little beauty, which arrived to the Stromberg mansion today, was produced in 2014, and not in Sweden…

Strange but true: There is at least one manufacturer in the world still making merchandise with the Swedish comics character Adamson/Silent Sam, even though the heyday of the strip was some 70-80 years ago. This little beauty, which arrived to the Stromberg mansion today, was produced in 2014, and not in Sweden...

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Ett litet fynd: en löjliga familjen-inspirerad kortlek med figurer från serier i tidningen Allt för alla, gissningsvis från c:a 1930.

Ett litet fynd: en löjliga familjen-inspirerad kortlek med figurer från serier i tidningen Allt för alla, gissningsvis från c:a 1930.

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