Tove Jansson. The creator of Moomin characters. Helsinki.  Even though she was a swede/finn I think Moomi's are one of the best finnish things ever. Design, caracter, story, moral and emotional appeal wise.

Tove Jansson August 1914 – 27 June was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children.

Moomins. Tove Jansson

when you go to explore new horizons you should do it with a racing step not a racing heart Moomins.

Charming Moomin Easter paintings by Tove Jansson

Charming Moomin Easter paintings by Tove Jansson

The official Moomin museum in Tampere hosts thousands of Moomin related objects, ranging from artwork by Tove Jansson to Moomin figures created by Tuulikki Pietilä.

The official Moomin museum in Tampere hosts thousands of Moomin related objects, ranging from artwork by Tove Jansson to Moomin figures created by Tuulikki Pietilä

If Little My can do it, so can you. | 50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You About Life

<b>"I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream!"</b> The magical Moominvalley of Tove Jansson& imagination contains all you need to know for life.

http://www.moominland.com/

Tove Marika Jansson (favourite illustration from my favourite Moomin book, 'Moominland Midwinter.

Bilbo the Hobbit  by Tove Jansson  Swedish edition, 1962.  When this illustration was originally drawn, there was no definitive image of Gollum.  It is an interesting interpretation for a sight-unseen character.

Tove Jansson's illustrations to J. Tolkien: Bilbo – en hobbits äventyr, Rabén & Sjögren, p. 85 - Bilbo and Gollum (clearly, no one told Tove that Gollum was of possibly hobbit stock himself)

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