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Bernard Caleo on How Moomins Help Us to Appreciate Sadness at the Wheeler Centre

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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.

moomintroll, Tove Jansson, Wheeler Centre, Bernard Caleo
Bernard Caleo

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.

moomintroll, Tove Jansson, Wheeler Centre, Bernard Caleo

Join Bernard for a magical and surprising illustrated talk, as he shares his thoughts about how the Moomins help us to appreciate sadness.
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Why? For anyone who has ever loved the Finn Family Moomintroll
When: Thursday April 14 from 12.30pm to 1pm
Phone: 03 9094 7800
Where: The Wheeler Centre
Cost: Free
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