The Post Standard/Herald-Journal | Jeff Kapalka | November 4, 2007
MOOMIN 2 reviewed in The Post Standard/Herald-Journal
"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.