Pippi Moves In – Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman


56 p. – full colour – 20 x 25 cm – hardcover.
Drawn & Quarterly – 2013 – ISBN 9781770460997

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Pippi Moves In marks the first time that the legendary Pippi Longstocking comics by Astrid Lindgren and  Ingrid Vang Nyman will be published outside of Scandinavia in thirty years, as well as their first ever publication in English. The outspoken strong-girl with the carrot-colored pigtails and the mismatched socks has enthralled generations of children the world over with her fabulous exploits at Villa Villekulla, where she lives with her horse and monkey.

The comics are re-imaginings of the classic chapter book stories and were originally published in the Swedish magazine Humpty Dumpty in 1957–1959, a decade after the original books. The comics spotlight both Lindgren’s brilliant writing and Vang Nyman’s bold bright colors that seem presciently and eerily modern. The original illustrator for the chapter books, Vang Nyman was an avant-garde champion of the importance of children’s literature who insisted that art in children’s books needed to meet the same esthetic standards as art in any other medium.