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566 Frames

566 Frames

Dennis Wojda's enchanting history of his family from Russia via Sweden to Poland. featuring Jimi Hendrix, Abba and a baby with glasses!

Zombre

Zombre

The second Borderline Press release is a chillingly graphic collection of stories about the dead who walk... Featuring a host of creators – known and unknown – Zombre is 20 tales guaranteed to make your flesh crawl and keep your lights on at night (or maybe off, just in case the zombies see your lamp...)

City Of Crocodiles

City of Crocodiles

Coming in March: Knut Larsson's City of Crocodiles

Hunger House

The Hunger House

When Fredi and Elsa are forced to live with foster parents after the death of their mother, they encounter more than they bargain for, when, in direct defiance of their new guardians, they explore the old haunted house with shattering repercussions.

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Zombies Can't Swim

What would you do if there really was a zombie apocalypse? San Francisco-based writer/artist Kim Herbst's debut comic answers that question. Set in semi-rural Japan and armed with just samurai swords can the star-crossed lovers survive?

Seth And Ghost

If a very popular TV show and comic book had been produced by us this is what it would have been like.

Verity Fair

Who is Verity Bourneville? She's a bit-part actress and occasional drunken buffoon, with sticky-out ears, a heart of gold and too many miles on the clock, in search of a decent role and a good night's sleep.

SPOKO

Spoko - pronounced: Spoh-koh. Issue No:1 - Birds. The phoenix from the ashes - four tales in a square format, 48-page, comic. Jamie Lewis, Tomas Kucerovsky, Sylwia Restecka and more.

The Hunger House - Interview with Loka Kanarp and Carl-Michael Edenborg

Published 2/15/2014 12:00:00 AM by Glenn Carter

B: Can you tell us a little about Loka Kanarp and Carl-Michael Edenborg? How did you meet? Where are you from, what is your background, etc?
 
C-M: We met in 2007, when Loka was modelling for the cover of Pietro Aretino's Raggionamente for my publishing house Vertigo, we fell in love and got married in 2010.
 
Loka (born 1983) has a background in comics, having published two books earlier: To My Friends and Enemies, a collection of autobiographical graphic short stories, and Pearls and Bullets, a collection of 60 graphic portraits of historical women.
 
C-M (born 1967) is more of a literary person: he has written lots of short stories and some novels, the most recent one is a wild fantasy about the composer G. F. Händel that came out in 2012, My Cruel Fate.
 
B: Hunger House/Hungerhuset - what was the inspiration for it and where did the idea come from?
 
C-M: We share a love of classic ghost movies, like The Amityville Horror and The Others. We wanted to create something creepy and fascinating in the same vein, but in the form of a graphic novel. The idea came one dark winter day in January 2011, when we were out walking on an iced lake, and I improvised a tale about two sisters and an abandoned [but] very hungry house. We both like the mix of popular entertainment with its unrealistic possibilities and a deeper existential storytelling.
 
B: Can you tell us about some of your other comics/graphic novels and what inspired you to go into comics?
 
C-M: Loka is the comics person, so this is her question really...
L: I studied at the comic art school in Malmö about ten years ago. I have published four albums, the most recent one is the journalistic ABF:s Women. Nowadays, I’m studying illustration and graphic design in the Swedish art school, Konstfack. My favourite comic is Disney's Donald Duck. I started out making comics because I couldn't think of anything else to do!  
 
B: Borderline Press is also publishing your compatriot Knut Larsson's City of Crocodiles - is there a burgeoning comics scene in Sweden or is this just a coincidence that we've found two superb books at the same time from the same country?
 

C-M: Sweden has seen a big boom in comics the last decade, both artistically and commercially. The strongest focus has been on autobiographical and satirical works, though. The graphic novel has just recently started making its mark in this landscape, so that might be a new trend.
 
B: We know that Loka is an artist and CM runs Vertigo Forlag. What other things 'turn you on'? Music, film, sports?
 
C-M: For Loka's part, that would be pink, fluffy things and Chihuahua puppies, and for me Victorian erotica and guns. Awfully gender-typical! But we also share a strong interest in Dostoevsky and Russian 19th century terrorists, about whom we are writing our next graphic novel, called Love and Terrorism. Actually, when we’re answering these questions while we're in Phnom Penh in Cambodia, working on the script. Loka says the book will be out in 2020, earliest.


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