Comics 11/19/21

Skavlan

by Fredrik Skavlan, with translations by Andy Meyer

skavlan

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. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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