Comics 02/21/20

Pondus, by Frode Øverli

— I’ve been having runny stools for three weeks now…

Lunch, by by Børge Lund

— No problem! We’ll easily finish before children’s TV.
— Are you crazy?!
— If mummy calls I have to …
— Diiiiinner!
— No problem! We’ll easily finish before the expo!
— Are you crazy?!
— I have to work overtime … no, can’t come now … tea’s on the table, right …

Hjalmar, by Nils Axle Kanten, with translations by Lori Ann Reinhall

— Hello? Hjalmar speaking! Yes, hi!
— You’re calling with a phone card, and you’re wondering if I can call you back? Yes, OK…
— Do you think there’s any reason to be worried about the world economy when the bank wants to save on toll calls?

Han Ola og han Per, by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy

— Why is it that you’ve bound yourself with a rope, Per?
— Well, I won’t fall down if I lose my balance, you understand.
— No, dear Per, don’t be so careless –
— Ooff! – my back aches so.
— Uff da!

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This article originally appeared in the February 21, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American.

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