The s Moomin television series borrowed plots from the comics as well as the books, such as with the story of Aunt Jane. Reprinted in Drawn and Quarterly 's Moomin Vol. In the s, a comic book version of Moomin was produced in Scandinavia after Dennis Livson and Lars Jansson's animated series was shown on television. The very first comic strip entitled Mumintrollet och jordens undergång was a short-lived attempt for the children's section of the Finland-Swedish leftist newspaper Ny Tidwritten betweenby request on the editor and personal friend, Atos Wirtanen. Retrieved 28 April The comic strip introduced many new characters that would later become integral parts of the Moomin universe, such as Fillyjonk sStinkythe Police Inspectorand Moominpappa's friend Wimsy.
For a time, the syndicate sought a separate writer for the strip, but in the end, the decision was that Jansson would both write and draw the strip herself.
Moomin comic strips
At the time, Tove Jansson had already had experience in drawing Moomin comic strips. Both of seasons' episodes are directed by Hiroshi Saitô and Masayuki Kojima. The series was published with two new strips weekly, and was mainly an adaptation of Comet in Moominlandbut changed the story in several ways, for example having new characters such as Thingumy and Bob their first appearance and a "comet-cat" a pun on the swedish term for reflected sunlight made by for example a mirror. This makes it the most successful Finnish comic strip ever. The 6th and subsequent volumes collects Lars' strips, and are titled Moomin: Mumin or ' Mumintrollen ; Finnish: Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.