Tove Jansson is one of Europe's most celebrated cartoonists, and her most famous creation, the Moomins, are beloved all around the world, having spawned cartoons, films and even a theme park. Recently, an archive of uncatalogued art by the cartoonist was discovered in the British Cartoon Archive that will be displayed in a retrospective hosted by the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Tove Jansson, the creator of Moomin, one of the most beloved children’s comic characters in the world, was born on August 9, 1914.
Jansson's characters have lived on past nine novels, five picture books, and an ongoing comic strip to become beloved of multiple generations. In addition to many television series, animated movies, and reprinted books, the world’s love of the Moomin family has also led to a Moomin museum and a Moomin theme park in Finland.
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