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Moomin: Comic Strips vol 3 h/c

Moomin: Comic Strips vol 3 h/c back

Tove Jansson


Page 45 Review by Stephen

"No, you folks - why sulk? We are safe! Do you know the difference between the first love and the last? It's this: you always think the first love is the last and the last the first..."
"Oh, shut up."

I love it when Moomin's cross. That furrowed brow is a real glare!

These are the comicbook collections with the widest recognition factor, provoking squeals of delight amongst the Real Mainstreaming of every generation visiting our shop. Here we have floods and heat waves (Tove seemingly fifty years ahead of her time), and troubles of the heart in store for Moomin and Snorkmaiden when a beautiful but vain leading lady, Miss La Goona, is washed their way and takes up residence in the watery Moomin household. Moomin can't do enough for her, diving down the kitchen for coffee (literally - they're some twenty feet under water!), and Snorkmaiden pouts with jealousy.

"Can't you sleep?"
"I can't stop thinking about you spreading a blanket over La Goona."
"But she was cold."
"That I am cold of course doesn't matter."
"Darling, you can have my whole quilt."
"Take it away! It's stifling here!"

"Women..." thinks Moomin as poor Snorkmaiden rolls over and away, sobbing her heart out.
In the next strip she packs up her bag ("I'll go far away"), pops out of the window ("He doesn't love me any longer") and rows across the waters ("He will never see me again") to the top of a moonlit tree:

"I wonder how long it will be before he comes to get me..."


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