17.0 x 24.0 cm
This comic is for teens/YA and comments on our use of social media. The story follows 14-year-old Olivia who together with her grandparents have to balance online/offline life and figure out how to be present in both worlds.
Danish freelance illustrator and cartoonist living in Copenhagen, Denmark with a big passion for creating meaningful stories that influence and inspire children and young adults for the better.
Angelica has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Storytelling from The Animation Workshop, Viborg, and experience with children’s books, graphic facilitation and illustration work.
17.0 x 24.0 cm
Published in English, Polish and Czech.
Ellen is a young, ambitious woman who is about to fulfil her dream of building her own house when she is diagnosed with ALS. Ellen fights desperately to keep her dream alive, but maybe other things make life worth living.
Line Høj Høstrup (born 1988) is a colour-happy Danish illustrator and cartoonist. She graduated from Graphic Storytelling at The Animation Workshop in 2017 and started her freelance business Høj Høstrup Illustration in Aarhus. Her first comic The Matter We’re Made Of (Det Rette Element) came out at the beginning of 2019 and won the Ping Award for best Danish debut.
88 pages, b/w
19 x 26 cm
Ages 13 and up.
“Sometimes I really hate you,” the boy says to his mother. They have just moved to a remote island during the off-season. The mother is trying to restart her life after a rough breakup with the boy’s father, but the boy struggles to find his place in their new home. As the mother becomes invigorated, the boy becomes increasingly dark and secluded. Gradually, the mother realizes that some of the choices we make can have fatal consequences. “The Ocean” is inspired by one of the most peculiar laws of physics – the second law of thermodynamics, which posits that disorder always increases in the universe. Quantum physicist Ulrich Hoff puts everything into perspective in an enlightening postscript.
Jan Egesborg is a Danish writer, based on the small isolated island of Mandø in the Wadden Sea. He has written 18 books and some of which have previously been translated into German and Japanese. His books consists of whimsical children stories about different scientific topics and dark graphic novels for adults.
Over the past twenty years, Kim Larsen has crafted comics predominantly for anthologies and online platforms. In addition to his drawing career, he has penned numerous articles about the art of comics, and is currently holding a position as a chief graphic designer at a historical museum. Marking a significant milestone in his career, “The Ocean” stands as his inaugural comic to be embraced by a major publishing house.
Ulrich Hoff is a Danish quantum physicist. He obtained his PhD in physics from the Technical University of Denmark in 2015 where he has also held a position as Senior Adviser in quantum technology up until recently. He is now taking on a job as Quantum Engagement Specialist in the Danish quantum computing start-up Kvantify. Ulrich is deeply engaged in the formation of a Danish quantum ecosystem and is a board member of the Danish Quantum Community. In addition, he is a very active and dedicated science communicator, a widely used speaker, and co-author of a several children’s books and graphic novels on various scientific topics.
20 pages, colour
17.0 x 24.0 cm
“When I go to sleep” is a graphic short story about a terrible night struggling with insomnia, not helped at all by modern technology and social media!
This story came from the author’s own life and a night when she struggled with insomnia. The day after she started drawing the experience down in a sketchbook.
A tribute to all the non-sleepers out there!
Illustrator from the Faroe Islands, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she works as a freelance illustrator and independent designer with illustration, pattern design, comics, and toy creatures for children and childish souls. Graduated from The Danish School of Design.