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From the Shadow of the Northern Lights

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Originally inspired by the counterculture work of Robert Crumb, the comical aspect of MAD, and the storytelling of the master director Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish magazine Galago began as a publication of political satire during the late 70s. In the three decades since, it has grown to become the flagship of the Swedish alternative comics scene. The anthology, From the ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Top Shelf Productions (first published August 29th 2007)
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annik
Feb 02, 2016 annik rated it it was ok
Альтернативный шведский комикс подобен Паланику, в понятие «контр-культура» вкладывается: алкоголизм, наркомания, беспорядочные связи, безынициативность и фоновая фрустрация. А для заглядывающих в книгу попутчиков она должна быть под грифом porn, ибо 80% авторов сборника использует простой способ добавить ценности своим идеям – это втолкнуть обнаженку хотя бы на одну страничку, желательно в самом неприглядном виде. На деле я разбрюзжалась не потому что там по факту много голых теток и насилия, а ...more
G (galen)
Mar 08, 2009 G (galen) rated it really liked it
I am totally in love with Swedish comic book artists! This collection has enormous variation in artistic styles and story-telling methods. I would peg the unifying theme as being a pervading sense of existential angst.

Excerpt from the intro by editor Johannes Klenell:
"We Swedes are an odd breed, hailing from a country so far north that the sun hardly shines during the freezing frosty, and wet months of the year. Perhaps this contributes to the mix of melancholy and sarcasm that shines throughou
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Philip
Mar 06, 2015 Philip rated it it was ok
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Any anthology is going to be a mixed bag, but I didn't find much here that I liked. Ugly art illustrating unpleasant stories that often seem to lack any kind of point.
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