― energy flash gordon, Saturday, 14 July 2007 01:26 (twelve years ago) link
The series does indeed get better as it goes on, the later Tove strips and the sixties Lars strips are the best in my opinion. It's too bad if they're not reprinting Lars's run, it's not like there's much of a difference difference between them, and as I said before, the series gets even better when Lars steps in. You should organize a campaign to get the Lars strips reprinted too, the late sixties stories where he makes gentle fun on the phenomena of that era (like hippies, gurus, and drugs) are a treat.
― Tuomas, Monday, 16 July 2007 13:47 (twelve years ago) link
they say they're not.― energy flash gordon, Friday, 13 July 2007
― energy flash gordon, Friday, 13 July 2007
Three years later, Tom Devlin announces they will be moving on to do Lars as well.
― oh shit a ◕‿‿◕ (sic), Saturday, 10 July 2010 04:41 (nine years ago) link
so psyched for more of these! good news.
― bug holocaust (sleeve), Saturday, 10 July 2010 05:20 (nine years ago) link
so does this new "Deluxe" collection have everything?
― brain floss mix (sleeve), Friday, 30 January 2015 16:56 (four years ago) link
Well, considering the strip ran for 20 years, I doubt it... It might have all the Tove strips, though? But there's twice as much of the Lars strips. The D&Q reprints are apparently up to 10 books by now.
― Tuomas, Friday, 30 January 2015 18:50 (four years ago) link
OK the D&Q site says that it's all of the Tove ones, good enough for me!
― brain floss mix (sleeve), Friday, 30 January 2015 19:02 (four years ago) link
sooo, then what's the deal with all the separate standalone books they are coming out with?
Moomin and the MartiansMoomin on the RivieraMoomin and the Golden TailMoomin's Desert IslandMoomin and The SeaMoomin and the CometMoomin Builds A HouseMoomin Falls In LoveMoomin's Winter FolliesMoominvalley Turns JungleWho Will Comfort Toffle?The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My
are these just stories from the strip?
― brain floss mix (sleeve), Friday, 30 January 2015 19:04 (four years ago) link
The first eight are storylines from the strip, I think. Who Will Comfort Toffle? is not a comic but a kids' picture book, it's really pretty. Not sure about the last one, it might be another picture book? Tove made a handful of those, they have these lavish illustrations and were really cool to read as a kid.
― Tuomas, Friday, 30 January 2015 20:54 (four years ago) link
― brain floss mix (sleeve), Friday, 30 January 2015 20:55 (four years ago) link
Yeah, I think the last one is another picture book. I remember fruitlessly searching for the last two at the library a couple of years back.
― Indiana Jones and the Sphincter of the Sphinx (Old Lunch), Friday, 30 January 2015 20:59 (four years ago) link
Who Will Comfort Toffle? is amazingly poignant and beautiful! Kids' picture book in the Moomin universe; the Groke features and the Moominfamily/Snorkmaiden appear at a distance iirc but it's I guess not quite a Moomin book per se
wondering which translation it is as a new one came out a few years ago
sorry, no idea about the others but will be keeping my eyes open for them
― club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 30 January 2015 21:55 (four years ago) link
Ah, okay now I know what "The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My" is, it's another picture book, also very beautiful! The catch in that book is that there's always a hole in each page, showing something from the next/previous page spread, and the hole is integrated into the art and story, so the characters are following the wholes from one spread to another.
You can see some pages of it if you google the Finnish title.
― Tuomas, Saturday, 31 January 2015 00:42 (four years ago) link
aw man I totally need that!
― parakeetal pancreasface (sleeve), Saturday, 31 January 2015 01:31 (four years ago) link
That sounds awesome!
Likewise re Googling, the Swedish title of Who Will Comfort Toffle? offers some pages and there's even a Swedish musical animated version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSYkx3OYixA
(don't watch the whole thing if you don't want the plot spoiled I guess, but you're probably fine to skip through the first 16-17 minutes)
― club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 31 January 2015 17:58 (four years ago) link
The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My is great - my daughter loves it, though the carefully cut pages are vulnerable to her poking at the various holes, gaps, pipes,etc, the characters crawl through
― as verbose and purple as a Peter Ustinov made of plums (James Morrison), Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:35 (four years ago) link
anyone seen it yet?
― Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Saturday, 6 April 2019 14:52 (eight months ago) link
Music is an immediate turn off
― i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 6 April 2019 14:53 (eight months ago) link
apparently 1 in 4 Finnish people watched the 1st episode?
― Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Saturday, 6 April 2019 14:55 (eight months ago) link