Moomin for Halloween

Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip – Book Two

Here is a perfect Halloween stuffer for the little kids and those young at heart. Discover what the rest of Northern Europe has cherished for many years with Drawn and Quarterly’s North American Moomin run. It’s really something special. I highly recommend this series, it’s a real romp in a cerebral world of infantile concepts that blend into the adult world. This is one series that you will carry for the rest of your life.

 

In the second volume of Tove Jansson’s humorous yet melancholic Moomin comic strip, we get four new stories about jealousy, competition, child rearing, and self-reinvention. The Moomins try to hibernate in the fashion of their ancestors but insomnia places them smack-dab into a winter carnival with the winter-sports-loving Mr. Brisk. The fickle and eternally lovestruck Mymble and Snorkmaiden find themselves in competition over a thrilling new man. Moominmamma meets her new neighbor, the Fillyjonk, causing her to hire the depressed and secretive Misabel as her new maid. Mymble’s mother arrives on the Moomin family’s doorstep with her seventeen new children. Finally, a prophet arrives on the scene declaring that the happy Moomins are in fact not happy at all and need to get back to nature and be free. Moomin, of course, becomes more and more miserable the freer he gets.