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.

Tove Jansson's illustrations for the finnish edition of The Hunting of the Snark.

Tove Jansson, The Hunting of the Snark As a kid, I was simultaneously fascinated and scared by the moomins.

I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream.

Moomin wisdom: "I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream! Same doe

'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson (translated by Kingsley Hart), published by Schildts, 1960

'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson, 1960 Tove Jansson has been one of my favorite illustrators since I was a little girl. The way she can tell a story wit the colors and shapes sends me straight back to my childhood.

'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson (translated by Kingsley Hart), published by Schildts, 1960

'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson, 1960 Tove Jansson has been one of my favorite illustrators since I was a little girl. The way she can tell a story wit the colors and shapes sends me straight back to my childhood.

Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator

Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator / author - fantastic photograph of her!

Moomin by Tove Jansson. Adorable and much loved illustrations. Early moomins were thinner than todays.

Moomin by Tove Jansson. Adorable and much loved illustrations. Early moomins were thinner than todays.

littlechien via firefluff firefluff:  Artwork by Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson’s first ever Moomin book ‘The Moomins and the Great Flood’. Tove Jansson began writing the book in War had broken out, and the 25 year old Finnish writer was thinking about a different world, one not shot through with fear and hatred.

“But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things. Now, I just look at them, and when I go away I carry them in my head. Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase.” –Snufkin

drawing art Black and White text beautiful indie draw artist ink shAdow doodle pen 21 coming home pale moomin moomins snufkin Finnish b & w muumi

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