Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ingrid Van Nyman's Pippi Longstocking

Soon Drawn and Quarterly is going to release the original comic book versions of Pippy Longstocking which were written by Astrid Lindgren herself (!) and illustrated by the original illustrator of the Pippi Longstocking books namely, Ingrid Van Nyman. I myself grew up with the Pippi Books illustrated by Walter Scharnweber (the German version I guess) which I am quite fond of. Having said that I am super excited to find the work of Nyman and am already totally in love with her now. Such a fun feel to them, so much imagination in there and I love the colours. It's crazy to think that she ended up tragically taking her own life. What a tragedy. She was so fantastic! 


  1. oh i love pippi...will have to look for these original versions!
    so nice to find your blog....i also love picture books and enjoy them just over the warer from you on Gabriola Island!!

  2. hey christy! glad you found the blog and like it! I myself am liking all those cookies that you are posting on your blog. :))

  3. I know this post is rather old, but if you enjoy Ingrid's work, I have some originals and unreleased sketches as well as original comics in my possession. Ingrid is my great aunt, and my grandfather owns the rights to her artwork. Glad to see her getting some love. Cheers!

    1. Hi Sera, I sent a reply before and I'm not sure if I did it correctly so I'll try again( sorry if it's a double up). I'm interested in the original prints of Pippi, if you could reply to krissm28@hotmail.com with any info that would be great. Thanks kriss