All posts tagged Sweden

Review: Skuggfärd

SkuggfärdSkuggfärd by Magnus Engström
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Magnus Engström made his debut in 2011 with the graphic novel Luftspår (Air Track), an experimental detective story with existential dimensions. Skuggfärd (Shadow Road) is a kind of sequel, in the sense that it once again contains a detective/thriller story used as a tool to discuss other issues, in this case, what happens after death.

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Graduation day at the Comic Art School. Many new and interesting artists about to enter and enrich the comics community!

Graduation day at the Comic Art School. Many new and interesting artists about to enter and enrich the comics community!

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Review: Jamilti and Other Stories

Jamilti and Other StoriesJamilti and Other Stories by Rutu Modan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great collection of early stories by Rutu Modan. I read most of them in the anthologies that her collective Actus Tragicus put out in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but rereading them in one go puts them all together and shows the development of a great comics artists, on her way to creating the intriguing graphic novel Exit Wounds.

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Review: Var ska jag lägga mitt huvud?

Var ska jag lägga mitt huvud?Var ska jag lägga mitt huvud? by Rakhsha Razani
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A poignant autobiographical tale of escaping from your home country and trying to build a new reality in another part of the world altogether. The main character moves from Iran to England to study in the 1970s, but moves back home at the revolution in 1979 to try to help rebuild the country. Nothing, however, was as it seemed and she and her little family must soon flee, and end up as refugees in Sweden. Razani retells all of her experiences in a very personal text, which reads as if she was sitting next to you talking, and this is illustrated with 2-3 images per page.

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From the mailbag: German trade publications and French-Belgian albums.

From the mailbag: German trade publications and French-Belgian albums.

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