June 7, 2012
Ok maybe snowy capped mountains don't really scream 'Hey Summer!' but I saw 'Hildafolk', this comic book story about a little girl having magical adventures in the wilds of Scandinavia, somewhere online and then I lost track of it. Then it popped again here. Clearly, I was getting a sign of some sort.
Very Moomin-esque, it seems to me! You can order directly from UK author Luke Pearson's website and from sellers on Amazon, but I've read that it was supposed to become more widely available in the U.S. starting in April of this year.
Read this to get the plot rundown.
Here's what I've heard said about awesome Mr. Luke Pearson:
"If you haven't heard of Luke Pearson, buddy, you have been hiding under a particularly uninteresting rock this past year."—Dan Berry, The Comics Bureau
"Channelling Tove Jansson and Hayao Miyazaki...." ~ Paul Gravett.
Yes, yes, yes.
You can order 'Hilda and The Midnight Giant' here.
Apparently 'Hildafolk' is only 24 pages, but 'Hilda and The Midnight Giant' is longer, more typical story length, 40 pages or so. I am soooooo getting both of these!
(I just noticed those PUPPY LOOKING ROUND THINGYS FLOATING IN THE in the second pic-- so awesome!!!)