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moomin tree

One of the great things about the new studio is that I get to look at all of Viv and Gary's books! This morning I pulled one of Viv's Tove Jansson books off the shelves and decided I'd fill our apple tree with Moomins.



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Aug. 7th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
There's something indefinably different about Little My, but otherwise these moomins are Spot. On. <3
Aug. 8th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
I'm sure you're right about Little My! I didn't grow up with the Moomins, I discovered them for the first time in Homer, Alaska, about eight years ago. It was a little used bookshop in the middle of nowhere, and it seems like a kind of fitting place to have met them. But I still haven't read everything. When Viviane came into the studio, I was in the middle of drawing this, and she helped me by letting me know you'd never get a Hattifer in a tree, and Mama Moomin also probably wouldn't climb trees, although the others would. (Viv's very useful for stuff like that.)
Aug. 7th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
ah I love moomins!!
Aug. 8th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
Aug. 7th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Love them. They look so happy, even Snufkin looks cheerful.
Aug. 8th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, Mark!
Aug. 7th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
that's funny, i just started reading all the moomin books and comic strips this week because all these english and australian illustrators i like always gush about them. they're pretty much unheard of in america!
Aug. 8th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, I never heard about them til recently! The version I first saw, of 'The Book abotu Moomin, Mymble and Little My', published by Seattle-based Blue Lantern Books, is fairly recent.
Aug. 7th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
great moomin tree
Aug. 8th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, Ted!
Aug. 8th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Is it strange to consider the Moomins as sort of depressing and horrible?
Aug. 8th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Aug. 8th, 2009 09:20 am (UTC)
They are a little odd, though! :-)
Aug. 9th, 2009 08:18 am (UTC)
I always found the moomin stories beautiful but a little creepy!
Aug. 9th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
wow it looks just like a tove jansson original! may i aks what is it you used to do this?
it's very much in her style- it would be interesting to see a version done in your iconic style as well! (although i reeally like the medium that this was done in, whatever that is!)

man i love the moomins....it must be fantastic working with others in a studio. i had it at uni and kind of miss it. there's a real atmosphere when you work alongside other artists. you really bounce off eachother. =)
Aug. 9th, 2009 09:55 am (UTC)
How lovely.
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