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Bernard Caleo on How Moomins Help Us to Appreciate Sadness
What is it about the Moomins that has so enchanted multiple generations of readers?
Bernard Caleo makes comics, publishes comics, teaches about comics and preaches about comics. Ever since he met Tove Jansson's Moomins lurking in the corner of the Northcote Library in 1973, he has been comforted and haunted by these large-snouted, pig-like, adventurous, bohemian, lonely characters.
He's not the only one – since Jansson's The Moomins and the Great Flood was first published in 1945, the series has spawned nine books, a comic strip, multiple television series, a Finnish theme park and a legion of fans of all ages.
Join Bernard for a magical and surprising illustrated talk, as he shares his thoughts about how the Moomins help us to appreciate sadness.