Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip – Book Three
Moomin is taking the comic book industry by storm with the serious readers of the genre. Drawn and Quarterly release once again the third edition of the popular series. Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip is over fifty years and is enjoying a rejuvenation of sorts. The material is as fresh and still relevant. What was old is still new. The universality of the strip has a wide appeal and it is surprising that Tove Jansson is not uttered in the same circles of greats like Charles Schulz and creators of his ilk. Hopefully justice will be restored to this amazing collection of work and dignity to a serious live achievement of an astray artistic masterpiece.
This third volume returns to Moominvalley, where its beloved inhabitants get tangled up in five new stories. Moomin falls in love with a damsel in distress, an unseasonably warm spell turns the valley into a tropical rain forest, and a flying saucer crashes into Moominmamma’s garden. Moominpappa decides to live out his dream of occupying a lighthouse and writing a great seaside novel, only to discover that he hates the sea so close up and has no interest in writing about it, and a variety of curious clubs spring up in the valley. Moomin and Moominmamma do their level best to avoid the whole mess but, of course, get drawn into the muddle.