Hildafolk

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

AND:

"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!!!)




8 comments:

  1. Hilda is very cute and hip looking! I wonder if Bonnie has come across her yet? I'll have to send a link to her. That review about hiding under an uninteresting rock- haha! that's me.

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    1. The miracle of the internet, baby -- that's how I first became aware of it. I think Julia would LOVE this book!

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  2. You had me at "wilds of Scandinavia." I may wait to see if it does become more available here, but I'm definitely going to have to check this out.

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    1. Oh, wait - the price isn't bad on Amazon at all. :o)

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    2. Right???? I'm all about the wilds of Scandinavia! I have no idea why. I've always loved Pippi, the Moomins, anything to do with Scandinavia. I think maybe because it was such different environment than Hawaii. Like, I want to celebrate St. Lucia day and wear a garland with candles on my head, or whatever it is they do on that holiday.

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  3. oohhh! These look so cutie! I haven't heard of Hilda before but I sure do love those publishers at Nobrow Press...if only I had all the dollars in the world to buy graphic novels with!

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    1. If I had all the dollars I wanted for books, there's be no room for me! So it's just as well that I don't :)

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  4. This book looks fantastic!

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