By Jason Boog on Galley Cat,January 24, 2012
Drawn & Quarterly will publish translations of vintage Pippi Longstocking comics this fall. The series will reprint comics written by children’s author Astrid Lindgren, drawn by Ingrid Vang Nyman and translated by Tiina Nunnally.
Rabén & Sjögren Agency negotiated the deal with acquiring editor Tom Devlin. The comics were first published in Sweden between 1957 and 1959, running in Humpty Dumpty magazine–expanding on the story book adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
Here’s more from the release: “The original illustrator for the chapter books, Vang Nyman was a very talented children’s book illustrator and an avant-garde champion of the importance of children’s literature who insisted that art in children’s books needed to meet the same aesthetic standards as art in any other medium. Sadly Vang Nyman never achieved international success, and tragically committed suicide in 1959 due to mental health issues, while Lindgren went on to become one of the world’s best loved writers with over 145 million books sold worldwide.”