More than the Moomins – The Life & Work of Tove Jansson

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 14:30
This year LICAF is celebrating the life and work of novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson.

The Moomins by Tove Jansson - © Moomin Characters™

Panel discussion, all ages
Saturday, 14 October, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Main Theatre, Brewery Arts Centre

Tove Jansson is best known as creator of the Moomins which has been translated into more than 50 languages. This event explores the phenomenon of the Moomins as well as revealing much more about this extraordinary woman and the huge legacy she has left across the world.

The panel will feature Sophia Jansson (Tove Jansson’s niece and Artistic Director of Oy Moomins Characters Ltd), Tuula Karjalainen (author of ‘Tove Jansson: Work and Love’), Jonathan Edwards (joint-creator with Felt Mistress of ‘Archipelagogo’ a new installation commissioned for LICAF 2017). It will be hosted by comics expert Paul Gravett.

There will be signings immediately after the event with Tuula Karjalainen.

More than the Moomins – The Life & Work of Tove Jansson is sponsored by the Finnish Institute and Moomin.