Saturday, 5 May 2012

Last weekend I attended the first SIS in Stockholm. (Stockholms Internationella Seriefestival = The International Comic Festival i Stockholm, previously known as SPX, Small Press Expo).

Didn't pick up much stuff this year. Maybe it's me getting more picky over the years, realising that every item takes shelf space... But on the other hand the three (3) items I brought back were really good. I urge you all to check them out/to buy them. You won't regret it!

First off we have Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds.
I'll let the images speak for themselves, but I can tell you that once I began to read it I couldn't put it away. I had to finish reading it. The story was so well told and got me hooked in a way very few comic books or graphic novels do these days. (Latest one was Asterios Polyp over a year ago.) The storytelling and the artwork makes a perfect marriage in this book. Published in Sweden by Wibom Books.

Posy was there and I was happy to get a nice drawing in my copy. :)

The two other items I picked up were both by Hanna K: "Lite drömmar typ" and "Astrobebis".

If I got it right she sold out during the convention, but has already printed more if you want your own copies.
And you do.

To see more of her artwork check out her tumblr:

1 comment:

Karl-Erik said...

So if you looked like this ( even before you had read Tamara Drewe I don't dare to think about how your grin looks now... :-P