Moomin — eccentric comic masterpiece from a legendary children’s author

Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) was a famous Finnish children’s book author. Her most famous creation was the mythical land of Moominvalley, with its hippo-like creatures called the Moomins.

The main character is a hapless but good-natured boy named Moomintroll (or just Moomin in English translations). Moomin is always in some kind of trouble, and his attempts to solve problems usually make matters worse.

Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, is a beautiful slipcased volume reprinting the lighthearted Moomin comic strip, which debuted in the London Evening News sixty years ago and became an international sensation (except for North America, where Moomin remained unknown). Thanks to Drawn and Quarterly for making Jansson’s wonderful creation available in such a beautiful package.

See sample pages from this book at Wink.