June 7th, 2011

folk-art comics treasure from slovenia

Last night at the International Alternative Press Festival event about Slovenian comics and its Stripburger collective, I found this marvellous box of goodies.

Slovenian farmers have a folk art tradition of painting scenes on the removable front panels of their beehives. Most of the painted panels date between the 1820's and 1880's and feature all sorts of weird and wonderful mythological and religious scenes, and the Stripburger collective used these scenes to inspire a beautiful little collection of English-language comics called Honey Talks. Here are the front covers:

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