Tove Jansson is one of Finland’s best known authors. She often spent her summers with her parents and siblings in a small cottage on the sea. These surroundings influenced the creation of her most well-known characters, the Moomin trolls. 1948 the publisher of the Associated Press asked Tove Jansson to create a regularly appearing comic strip for his newspaper. The Moomins always pursue their curiosity and play instincts which occasionally got them into sticky situations, but which never defeated them. Friendship and a sense of family are more important in the Moomin Valley than order and ambition. And almost every story ends with a big party. You just have to love them for this!
An exhibition in cooperation with FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange and Moomin Characters Ltd. | Rathaus, Kleiner Ratssaal, 1st floor | 19th to 22nd June | Opening times: Thurs. 12–7, Fri/Sat. 10–19, Sun. 10–6 p.m. | www.comic-salon.de