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From the Shadow of the Northern Lights vol.2

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The exploding evolution of the Swedish comics scene demands a second volume of the Northern Lights anthology. Never before has this much talent been brewing so close to the arctic circle, and both the media and readers of the world are starting to take notice. This volume gathers the work of Marcus Ivarsson, Sofia Olsson, Sara GranEr, Kobeinn Karlsson, Anneli Furmark, and ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Top Shelf (first published 2010)

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Sep 17, 2011 Robert rated it really liked it
The comics in this second edition of Swedish comics range from humorous to philosophical to downright disturbing. There is lots of wonderful artwork throughout, with Anneli Furmark, Kolbeinn Karlsson, Joanna Hellgren and Benjamin Stengard the standouts to these eyes. This book is as good (if not better) than volume one. I missed the About the Contributors section however, which I hope will be reinstated if there is a third in the series.
Julie Rylie
Aug 17, 2014 Julie Rylie rated it really liked it
This was so GREAT! I totally want to have the first volume of this!

This is a collective of swedish comic authors/ illustrators.

Fave comics inside:
- The forest boy have very good graphics;
- The girl that couldn't jump from the cliff and the granny says she ought not to because the other ones, unlike her, only swim on the surface. Lovely! just freaking lovely!;
- The Selma and the saxophone. It was so great and funny and tragic. man, no words!;
- The bear that is going to reincarnate and has be
Nate D
Apr 26, 2010 Nate D rated it liked it
Recommended to Nate D by: Desert Island
A nice, full-color collection of new comics from Sweden, running all over the spectrum of narrative styles. I particularly enjoyed "Pornographic Saxophones", a reminiscence of the rise and destruction of an uninhibited noise-jazz experimenter, steeped in real details and believable until I actually tried to look up the band in question. Also tragicomic confessional A Piece of Cloth, the designs of The Raft, and many other moments from the 34 pieces here (well, 39, but a couple of those are ...more
May 29, 2014 Marj rated it it was ok
Some of the art and stories were absolutely beautiful, while others left me thinking "Swedish people are friggin' WEIRD." But alas, I guess as stated in the prologue, it gives us a peek into Swedish culture and humor and how it differs from ours. While the compilation was definitely... interesting, to say the least, I would not pick up another volume.
Hannah Messler
Jun 25, 2013 Hannah Messler rated it it was ok
Look, I like boner jokes and gross stuff more than a lot of people, but this didn't really work for me. Most of the art is bad, and the sex stuff is mostly heckuva creepy . . . I don't know, there's just too much of it, comic after comic, overwhelming the collection.
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