Comics 11/19/21


by Fredrik Skavlan, with translations by Andy Meyer


Typical. Just when there are no neighbors here to see me.

Lille Berlin

by Ellen Ekman, with translations by Andy Meyer

-So, what do you think? -Hmm. I couldn’t quite get engaged in the story. I thought the characters were pretty superficial and the storytelling didn’t have a clear through-line. The protagonist was, like, from the working class, but that felt like tokenizing, not integral to the narrative. And he was a stereotype, with that exaggerated accent.

-It wasn’t convincing, plain and simple. Too unrealistic. -We were playing Super Mario! -Why should a plumber have a relationship with someone from the royal court? And what about the amount of mushrooms he ingested? Isn’t that a bit problematic?

This article originally appeared in the Nov. 19, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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