Rui Tenreiro’s book The Celebration witch made The Comics Journal top list for 2008 is now available in French. More information can be found on the homepage to the publisher La Past√®que.
The third Angst is now ready to order from the Jippi Shop. As previous issues the book collects some highlights from new Norwegian comics. Among the participating artists we find Jason, Sigbjørn Lilleeng, Steffen Kverneland, Tor Ærlig, Rui Tenreiro, Lene Ask, Inga Sætre, Martin Ernstsen, Øystein Runde, Bendik Kaltenborn and Odd Henning Skyllingstad.
Bild & Bubbla-editor and comics journalist Fredrik Strömberg has a review of Nebelgrad Blues on his web page. In the positive review he starts with stating that he “was one of the first to write about the Norwegian artist Jason internationally (i.e. in the Swedish magazine Bild & Bubbla). Since then Jason has become a true international phenomenon and many new Norwegian artists have emerged, although none have so far reached the same heights as Jason. Having read the two volumes of Nebelgrad Blues by the artist Sigbjørn Lilleeng, I think we might have a contender.” Strömberg also points out that Lilleeng has European, American and Japanese influences, but also is founded in the modern Norwegian comics’ tradition. His conclusion is “For those of you living in Scandinavia, I really recommend picking up Nebelgrad Blues from Jippi Forlag, and if you are a foreign publisher, pick up the rights to these graphic novels as soon as you can!” The full review can be read here.
Jippi comics will attend the Mocca Art Festival 2009 in New York June 6th and 7th. The Jippi artists attending will be Jason and Martin Ernstsen, and we will be shearing a table with our fellow Norwegian publisher No Comprendo Press. Editor Erik Falk will participate on the panel about Scandinavian comics Saturday 4 pm. Read all about the festival on the Mocca home page.