Writer: Lars Jansson
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
After the multifaceted Tove Jansson quit the daily grind of the newspaper comic strip, the reins were picked up by her younger brother, Lars, who, not being an artist, taught himself how to draw so that he could continue bringing the Moomin charm to millions of readers around the world. Without missing a beat, the transition from Tove to Lars was seamless.
The delightful and gentle skewering of life's foibles continued with such antics as Moomin becoming a vegetarian; the genie from a magic lamp bringing stolen diamonds; a railway through Moominvalley turning into a roller coaster, and, of course, hijinks with international spies invading Moominvalley.