Kolor Klimax: Nordic Comics Now

Kolor Klimax: Nordic Comics Now

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In recent years Scandinavia has become a hotbed of cartooning activity, from the internationally acclaimed funny-animal stylings of Norway's Jason to the hilarious slacker romps of Sweden's Martin Kellerman and Dane Nikoline Werdelin's Eisner-Award-nominated urban slice-of-life stories. This anthology of comics -- many of them created especially for this book -- offers an intoxicating and compelling sampling of current works from these countries. Skaal!

Jenni Rope [Finland] tells a minimalist tale of heartbreak in "The Island"; Peter Kielland's [Denmark] Mr. Pig has an eventful day; Joanna Rubin Dranger [Sweden] is "Always Prepared to Die for My Child"; Crumb-esque satirist Christopher Nielsen [Norway] boils down all of life to an eternal journey up the "Escalator"; Tommi Musturi [Finland] provides two full-color Jim Woodringesque romps featuring his "Samuel" character; Johan F. Krarup [Denmark] visits a compulsive comics collector in "Nostalgia"; plus Bendik Kaltenborn's [Norway] "The Great Underneath," a dazzling wordless piece from Mardon Smet [Denmark], the legendary Swedish cartoonist Joakim Pirinen's ultra-virtuoso "My Life," Drawn & Quarterly-published Amanda Vähämäki's [Finland] pencil-smudged stylings, and much more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 217 x 274 x 27.94mm | 1,382g
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1606995200
  • 9781606995204
  • 1,770,965

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Kolor Klimax is a head-turning compilation... Ultimately, there is no way not to recommend Kolor Klimax. It showcases a wide range of extremely talented cartoonists, and will open your eyes to a whole world of comics that get far too little attention. --Dr. Bart Beaty"
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