MOOMIN 2 reviewed in The Post Standard/Herald-Journal

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The Post Standard/Herald-Journal    |    Jeff Kapalka    |    November 4, 2007

"Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip Volume 2," Drawn and Quarterly; $19.95

Saving the best until last, Drawn and Quarterly has just brought out volume two in their "Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip" series.

"Moomin" is a delirious treat, combining childlike innocence and sophisticated situations. In the wrong hands, the fanciful characters could become cloyingly sweet, but Jansson adds a dark edge to the proceedings that makes them even more magical. It is unique. Would, say, the Smurfs tackle topics such as religious intolerance, persecution complexes or unrequited love? I think not.

It's not too early to think about holiday gifts. This impressive hardback collection would make a fine one for the comic strip collector in your life.



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