By Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman. Published by Enfant, the kid imprint of Drawn & Quarterly.
Softcover, 160 pages, Colour, 2015 (originally published 1959)
Who can rescue babies from a burning building, outwit burglars, overpower a circus strongman, and still get home in time for Christmas? Pippi Longstocking can! Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World! collects more than one hundred pages of comics from Pippi's creator, Astrid Lindgren, and her collaborator, the illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman.
Unearthed by D+Q and republished between 2011 and 2014, these mid-century comics had never before been seen by North American audiences. Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World! is a fitting tribute to one of the world's most beloved fictional characters.
Translated from the Swedish by Tiina Nunnally.
Young readers will enjoy Vang Nyman's lively illustrations, which depict Pippi's rambunctiousness, loyalty, independence, and spunk. Even her hair that takes on a life of its own.School Library Journal
Relying on bold blocks of color and bright, simple designs…mid-century art at its finest.The Paris Review
The art is unusual and distinctive, dating from another era but looking fresh as a result...it’s fun to see Pippi’s ridiculous way of living illustrated.Comics Worth Reading
..So vibrant and individual and natural with it- singular, refreshing and unlike any other kids books I've come across…Comics & Cola
Vang Nyman’s large-format panels, in bright, bold primary colors, are the perfect match for Lindgren’s bombastic Pippi, who rescues children from burning buildings, defeats a pair of daft burglars, and competes in feats of strength with her father (she wins, of course).Booklist
Whimsical, humorous and utterly charming.Boing Boing