Review: Utgrävningen

UtgrävningenUtgrävningen by Max Andersson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When it got this new graphic novel by Max Andersson, actually the first since Pixy, which was published an astonishing 25 years ago, I was really elated. For me Pixy was one of the major eye openers to the potential of comics and I have followed Andersson’s career ever since. But he has mostly created shorter comics, and though highly interesting, not quite matching the more epic qualities of Pixy. So, it was with some trepidation that I took on reading The Excavation, although I had read some of these comics before, in various publication including the comic book Death and Candy.

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Review: Henriettas monsterbok

Henriettas monsterbokHenriettas monsterbok by Liniers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second book by the Argentinian comics artist artist Liniers in Swedish and just like the previous one, Regnballongen, a wonderful, compassionate, thoughtful little book that is suitable both for those who recently learned to read, and for reading aloud. Continue reading

Review: Find Me In This City

Find Me In This CityFind Me In This City by Mari Ahokoivu
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mari Ahokoivu is fast becoming one of my favourite Nordic comics artists. No sooner had I reviewed her beautiful children’s comic Sanni & Jonas: Vinternatt, than this book pops up; published almost simultaneously, which is a feat as there are not that many Finnish comics published in Sweden these days.

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