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Nemi - Vol. 1

(Nemi #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  822 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Meet Nemi Montoya, the vegetarian, cynical/romantic, hilariously honest twenty-something goth, in this brand new collection from artist Lise Myhre!

Hang out in the pub with Nemi and her friends, including her flatmate, the blue-haired Cyan; hear her opinions on romance and dating; watch her watch TV in her untidy flat; learn how she feels about birch trees, spiders and blon
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by Titan Books (first published 2003)
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Thomas Stroemquist
I don't usually read comics, but I do have a few exceptions to that rule, Christensen's Arne Anka, Kellerman's Rocky and Pirinen. For a while, these guys were accompanied by two Norweigian artists; Lise Myhre and Frode Överli (drawing the soccer-loving Pondus). Somehow, these two faded from my mind, though and later tries always fell flat.

Nemi is a same time naive and quite knowledgeable and frank goth/metal-chick that's fighting society's demands on her to grow up. This first album is quite fun
Lily Burton
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Always love Nemi. I find her funny and relatable :D I am also rating the other 3 volumes of Nemi as 5 stars :D
1.5 stars. There were a handful of panels in this book that I liked but overall I didn't love this collection.

I've read and followed Nemi's comics strips online for several years now, but I couldn't help but think as I read this that it seems that I must not have been following Nemi from the very beginning. And while reading this I wondered if Nemi has changed over the years or if I have, and I think both are true. I do enjoy the more recent Nemi strips that are posted online and have for some t
Blodeuedd Finland
Jul 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Nemi is a Norwegian comic strip, written and drawn by Lise Myhre.

Nemi is a "tough girl" with an attitude, is not afraid to speak her mind and more often than not in confrontational ways: blunt rejections of would-be one-night stands at the pub are not uncommon. At the same time, she can be very sensitive: she is apparently incapable of killing anything, including spiders, of which she is very fond. She can also feel very alone at times. She is afraid of growing up, and loathes blonde bimbos (viz
Aug 10, 2021 rated it it was ok
Not my thing. Nemi herself comes off as imaginative and fun-loving, but also shallow, volatile and can be kind of a jerk to people. Her world is constant clubs, hangovers, one night stands, and crowds of friends, yet she's also paradoxically an outcast. Nemi's friend Cyan isn't given much characterization, unfortunately; she's basically a vehicle for lines. The other characters are recurring faces who aren't given names. At least in this first volume, Nemi's frequently a talking heads strip; the ...more
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I first came across Nemi a lot of years ago when I was living in Sweden, and rather fell in love with the comic strip. She's a Norwegian goth who doesn't want to grow up and her head is full of dragons and fantasy and films. She loves her chocolate. She doesn't take any crap from people. Wonderful. I came across this compilation in English and thought I would give it a go. It is all the same wonderful Nemi-ness, but it's wierd reading her in English. Plus she is from Norway, not London. I can un ...more
Oct 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
Standard unfunny newspaper strip style comic. Maybe it was lost in translation.
Lea Dokter
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Funny, relatable and awesomely drawn.
Patrick O'Connor
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Goth, Geek, Costumer? Heavy metal afficionado? What's not to like. ...more
Sep 28, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the art style and the short comic strips. Some definitely aged poorly, there's some woman on woman hate which is like my least favorite thing. Plus some humor we left in the 00' years for a good reason. Most of it was short, sweet and enjoyable though. Had a good time, got through it quickly. ...more
Kirsty Bell
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book !!! . Upon remembering reading the cartoon strips in the metro newspaper and how much I used to enjoy them . I went to look to find the cartoon and found this book . Fully enjoyed this slice of escapism and Nemi’s humour
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This is the comic that made me learn Norwegian, and this book collects a lot of the strips from that period. Still holds up.
Oct 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It's Nemi, what more is there to say? Perfect in every way 🧡 ...more
Oct 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Hilarious! I love the Nemi comic!
Clara A
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love this artist! I accidently found her on instagram and immediately felt a kinship with Nemi. I love the art the sarcastic quips and the honest tone. Give it a chance.
Kirsty Dawn
Aug 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book !!! Upon remembering reading the cartoon strips in the metro newspaper when I travelled to college years ago and how much I enjoyed them . I went to look to find the cartoon and found this book. Fully enjoyed this slice of escapism and Nemi’s humour.
Jun 15, 2021 rated it it was ok
It's okey but the internalised mysoginy in some parts are kind of frustrating ...more
Sep 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: cartoons
Nemi is a modern goth woman who refuses to grow up and stop dreaming. These cartoons tend to feature her partying drunk, musing over music and movies, in bed with her most recent disastrous one night stand, or believing that fantasy and fact can mix. She's a vampy mix of whimsy, sarcasm and attitude. Apparently she's created in Norway and she's translated into English by the Brits so expect all Brit slang when you read these. ...more
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
A different sort of comic from what I'm used to. I prefer comics that are novel-length, amazingly artistic, compellingly innovative, or have a solid narrative.

Nemi is more like the Sunday newspaper funnies I read as a kid. Nemi is the title character, a sort of of goth/metal young woman with a charming air and biting sense of humor. She's a character that I fell in love with, but I don't think it would ever work out between us.
Jun 08, 2013 added it
Shelves: graphic, 2013, fiction
This comic strip is a delight! The Nemi character is pure Id, in the finest possible way. She wants what she wants, and she's incredibly funny about getting it. She rather reminds me of a cat. Self-centered and lazy but fastidious with it, with grace and a moral code all her own. She's rather underemployed (when she's working at all), showing up variously working in a clothing store, a music store, or baby-sitting. The baby-sitting is wonderful. ...more
Nemi is a collection of daily newspaper strips. I love the artwork and I really like Nemi, although sometimes I wish she was just a little bit less harsh to other people. I also kind of wish there was more of a long term story line, but only because I think it would be interesting; the short daily strips are pretty funny.
Oct 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
i loved it! very fun and unique, Nemi is a great character that you can just all in love with. Some aspects are really british but I was still able to get into it. Her love of fantasy and dragons and creepy stuff was just too fun to read about. And some of her situations we can all relate to. The art is crisp and vibrant but doesn't detract from the strips. I can't wait to read the next volumes. ...more
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nemi is my favourite comic. Nemi Montoya is a 20 something goth girl who loves fantasy, dragons, metal, magic and fairytales, while hating navigating the adult world. Essentially she is me. She's so funny and relatable and with childlike enthusiasm about the things she loves. Lise you are awesome and Metro newspaper you bastards for stopping printing Nemi at the start of 2016. ...more
Jan 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
I am loving this book, this comic is the main thing I read in the metro, if I have no time to look at anything else I skip to the comic page. Its funny and so accurate on how life is, I just love it. Having bought it at the weekend I have been reading bits before I go to sleep.
Dec 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
Theres definitely something lost in translation here. I like the character and the drawing style but I really never laughed. There's a few funny skits where she's babysitting but other than that I just didn't love this comic. ...more
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic
Nemi is a well-known character to anyone who reads the free UK Metro newspaper!

Fun, quirky, sarcastic and witty, you'd have to be pretty dull not to like her.
This compilation of comics was a quick and fun read - recommended to anyone who's up for a laugh.
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love Nemi and her ambitions. She's a cynical, love obsessed goth who loves boys, dragons, and chocolates. I adore her bad assary and sarcastic remarks among her peers. That comic is definitely a must read for those who is goth or undergoing it. ...more
Tara Calaby
It's been so long since I read this that I can't really remember the details.
Dec 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I hadn't read these comics before, but I can now understand why many of my friends are fans of Nemi. ...more
Iain Watson
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Norwegian cartoonist. Her most famous cartoon is Nemi.

After a short study of graphical design at the Santa Monica College of Art in California, Lise Myhre started her career as an artist, earning money illustrating CD covers and t-shirts. She also participated in cartoon competitions and started giving contributions to Larsons Gale Verden, the Norwegian version of Gary Larson's magazine The Far Si

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