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  • Aida Nur

    Data

    2 books (48 pages each) or 1 book (96 pages)
    23.0 x 31.5 (hardcover) or 22.0 x 29.5 cm (softcover)
    Published in Danish, French, Dutch, German
    Ages 9 and up.

     

    Description

    Cairo 1922. With a handful of friends, the belly dancer Aida Nur locates an old Egyptian tomb. Through her contacts, she tries for an easy escape from poverty by selling its antique treasures on the black market. But the news of the intact vault attracts all kinds of greedy types without scruples – from the nightclub owner Mohassib to the 7th Earl of Curmudgeon.
    A period crime story.

    New edition and German publication in 2021/22

    Aida Nur is currently being published in the German ZACK Magazin. For this occasion, the complete Aida Nur comic has been rescanned from the original drawings and colourings and digitally restored and embellished by Sussi Bech.

     

    Sussi Bech Danish Comics Foreign RightsSussi Bech

    A 1983 graduate from the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen, Sussi Bech is an award-winning cartoonist living in Denmark. Her most popular graphic novel is Nofret – 13 volumes so far – which stars a young Egyptian girl in the land of the pharaohs and combines her adventures with historically accurate depictions of ancient Egypt. Sussi Bech has won several awards for her work.

    www.sussibech.dk

     

  • Anepantla

    Data

    1 book
    2 more planned
    50 pages
    21.0 x 30.0 cm

    Ages 9 and up

     

    Description

    Anepantla is an expressive historical fiction drama that takes place during the height of the Aztec Empire. We follow the young court musician, Atl, as she discovers the secrets of the mystical Rain God whom she feels inexplicably drawn to.

     

    Lina Rosé Saxtorph

    I’m a self-taught artist and illustrator from Copenhagen who debuted in 2021 with part one of my comic series: Anepantla. While working on this, I trained in Edinburgh for a degree in musical theatre. In 2018 I had my art exhibited for the first time, which officially marked the start of my professional art career. My comic and visual art are driven by my interest in Mesoamerican history and culture, and I find I tend to express this rich history best through watercolour.

    www.saxtorphillustration.com

     

  • Comet Kurt & Rex

    Data

    1 book
    68 pages
    16.0 x 23.0 cm

    Ages 6 years and up

     

    Description

    Comet Kurt has his very own space rocket. He has a very cool job too. Kurt is a rocket delivery boy flying through outer space with his trusted robot dog Rex. A fun read for young school children – guaranteed to spark their imagination.

     

    Morten Dürr Danish Comics Foreign RightsMorten Dürr

    Danish Childrens author with 61 published books, translated into 21 languages. Morten has won several national book awards including “Skriverprisen”, from the Educational Ministry of Denmark. Titles in this catalogue: “Comet Kurt and Rex”, “The Whispers Game”, “Ivalu” and “Zenobia”.

    mortendurr1.wordpress.com

    Patrick Steptoe

    Former product designer turns comics artist and illustrations activist. With a penchant for creating pictorial narratives with satirical bite and absurd humor, Patrick has cultivated animation, comics and picture books for children. His latest award-winning album has received rave reviews.

    www.patricksteptoe.dk

  • Copenhagen Carnival Murder 1990

    Data

    1 book
    180 pages
    14.8 x 22.7 cm

     

    Description

    In 1990 a young woman was brutally murdered. The murderer was never found. A historian and artist discover a new perspective about the signature the murderer carved into the victim’s arm which points towards a whole different suspect. Based on a true story.

     

    Craig Frank

    Born in 1961, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Moved to Denmark in the late ’80s. Graduated with a BFA and has worked in animation. Has directed several animated films (JOURNEY to SATURN) and has created several graphic novels. JFK Secret OPS and COOL VALLEY.

    www.frankfilm.dk

    Troels Rasmussen

    Born in Denmark in 1967, educated as a historian. Worked many years as a researcher and has written several historical books. Today Troels works as a historian in a large international company and has worked together with Craig Frank on many animated projects.

     

  • Cousin Gross’ (dis)tasteful monstercookbook

    Data

    2 books
    88 pages
    21.0 x 28.0 cm

    Ages 6 years and up

     

    Description

    The Underworld’s leading chef, good old Cousin Gross, has gathered 30 of the most terrifying monsters and their favourite dishes in the most (dis)tasteful cookbook the world has ever seen. The book was heavily covered on national Danish tv, radio and magazines when it came out.

    Book 2

    In 2021 came the follow-up, Cousin Gross’ (dis)tasteful gluten-free and lactose-free monstercookbook.

    Published digitally on Fairytell app in Sweden and Germany.

     

    Thomas Schrøder Danish Comics Foreign RightsThomas Schrøder

    Author of the series ”Cousin Gross’ monstercookbook” and ”The Impossibles” and author of ”What ever turns you on”, translator and Disney-expert.

    www.thecomicsfactory.dk

    Niels Voss Boldvig Danish Comics Foreign RightsNiels Voss Boldvig

    Author and illustrator of children’s books.
    Artist of The Impossibles.

    facebook.com/nielsvb

     

  • DAD

    Data

    1 book
    55 pages
    21.5 x 30.0 cm

    For ages 12 and up

     

    Description

    Following a terminal illness and death in the family, how do you go on with your life? 55 years old Søren M. Thomsen does it by making his first graphic novel “DAD” A Heart Touching homage to his father and family.

     

    Søren Maarbjerg Thomsen

    Born 1965. Author and illustrator of DAD.

     

     

  • Dorthea’s Survivals

    Data

    5 books
    More books in production
    48 pages each
    29.5 x 22.0 cm
    Ages 9 and up

     

    Description

    Book 1: The Death List
    Interpol agent Dorthea Bourgogne gets busy when Interpol discover that a deathlist exists on which Dorthea herself is next in line. Her investigation takes her to castles, dungeons, train roofs and house roofs before the mystery is solved.

    Book 2: Lullaby
    Interpol agent Dorthea Bourgogne spots the face of an assassin that once tried to kill her.
    She goes undercover and is soon dangling from the ropes of a Viking ship before she identifies the assassin’s target and cracks the case.

    Book 3: The Castle of Vultures
    The conclusion to the previous book, ”Lullaby”. Dorthea wakes up inside a castle tower after having been abducted. She immediately sets out to survive and overcome the culprits, applying various mines and leftover weapons as well as her trusted fist.

    Book 4: The Gates of Hell
    When Dorthea takes out her horse, Rinaldo, for an endurance ride in Turkmenistan, they encounter a very spooked horse. What happened? The incident takes Dorthea and her horse to the Karakum Desert and to the crater, ”The Gates of Hell”.

    Book 5: Phantasm
    Dorthea’s XO, Nicky, has a thundering headache. Dorthea soon realises that Nicky is suffering from more than just common pain. Time and aggressive villains are their enemy in their quest to find a treatment before Nicky’s head turns to mush.

     

    Henriette Westh Danish Comics Foreign RightsHenriette Westh

    Born 1963, autodidact artist with an affinity for comics. In 1988, her first professional comic book, “Hamlet 5. akt, scene 2” was published by Bogfabrikken. In 2020 she rekindled her old comics character, Dorthea, and created a full story of 44 pages and established her own publishing house. Henriette is constantly working on new comic books, and she has no intention of stopping any time soon.

    Henriette Westh webpage

     

  • Grár

    Data

    1 book
    64 pages
    14.8 x 23.0 cm

    Ages 15 and up

     

    Description

    Wisconson, 1963, Lonely Greta fills the hole in her heart by attending strangers’ funerals. One day, she crashes the wrong funeral and her punishment is being able to see the GRÁR. Their need is much larger than hers.

     

    Craig Frank

    Born in 1961, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Moved to Denmark in the late ’80s. Graduated with a BFA and has worked in animation. Has directed several animated films (JOURNEY to SATURN) and has created several graphic novels. JFK Secret OPS and COOL VALLEY.

    www.frankfilm.dk

    Aksel Studsgarth

    Originally trained as an industrial designer but fell in love with animation and the film industry. Over the years, he’s worked for Amblimation, Dreamworks and LEGO as well as co-founding the successful visual effects c. Ghost VFX. He’s written several short stories and TO THE BONE and GRÁR are his first published comics.

     

  • Harald Bluetooth

    Data

    1 book: Meet the Parents
    23 pages
    21.0 x 21.0 cm

     

    Description

    Harald Bluetooth was the 2nd Viking King of Denmark (and Norway and parts of Sweden). This is the (kinda) true and (almost) honest story of his (daily) life. It’s all about being an old-time Viking in a modern world!

     

    Nikolaj Lauritzen

    A 47-year old proud Viking Dane, father of 3 and grandfather of 2. Married to Sarah, and a servant of their free-roaming rabbit Della. Started the Harald Bluetooth Cartoon strip precisely on the 1st of January 2019. His inspirations for the strip are legion: – but I can see that I’m DEF an “Ol’ Timer” when it comes to comic strip style. My keys to making “a joke a day”: I usually say nicotine and caffeine … but it’s also a question of “getting the ball rolling”…and (more to the point) KEEP IT ROLLING!

    www.haraldbluetooth.com

  • History of the Runes

    Data

    1 book
    40 pages
    17.0 x 25.0 (hardcover)
    Published in Danish
    Ages 9 and up.

     

    Description

    A comic book which follows the runes from their creation and up to today, told by historical and mythological characters like the god Odin and Queen Thyra of Denmark. Their history has never before been told in comic book format.

     

    Niels Roland Danish Comics Foreign RightsNiels Roland

    Debut in 1986 with The Studio (Atelieret), short satirical comics about a group of frustrated young artists. In 1990, 50 years after the German occupation, Roland, Morten Hesseldahl and Henrik Rehr made five volumes of Denmark Occupied (Danmark Besat), each covering one year of the occupation. Since then Niels has concentrated on daily and weekly comics for Danish newspapers, in recent years mainly Weekendavisen.

    www.nielsroland.dk

    Anders Lundh Hansen

    Historian and science reporter attached to the danish broadsheet newspaper ’Weekendavisen’. He has published a handful of historical books in Danish, and runs the facebook-site “1000 Viking Facts”, which has more than 12.000 followers.

    www.facebook.com/1000VikingFacts/

    Lisbeth Imer

    The resident runologist at the National Museum of Denmark is one of the world’s leading experts on runes. In addition to scores of peer reviewed research papers, she has also published the monographies “Peasants and Prayers” (2017), and in Danish ”Rigets runer”(2018) and ”Danmarks Runesten” (2016).

    www.natmus.dk/historisk-viden/temaer/runer/

     

  • Homunculus

    Data

    1 book
    76 pages
    28.5 x 22.0 cm.
    Published in Danish and French.

     

    Description

    Meet supernatural sleuth Dr Harryhausen who fights false psychic media and explores the fifth dimension. Usually accompanied by his sidekick Homunculus – who, as his name suggests, is an artificial being created by an occult group whom Dr Harryhausen fiercely battles …

     

    Rune Ryberg Danish Comics Foreign RightsRune Ryberg

    Rune Ryberg is an award-winning Danish comic book artist with a history in animation. His style is loose and colour-full, often with longer wordless sequences and a focus on the characters inner emotional struggles and tribulations. His work is not shy of vivid colours and the reader is usually subjected to a playful 70’s acid trip. In 2020, Rune received the Danish Arts Foundation’s 3-year work grant, for his contribution to the art that is a renewal of Danish comics.

    www.runeryberg.com

    Benni Bødker Danish Comics Foreign RightsBenni Bødker

    Born in 1975. He holds a Master’s Degree in Danish Literature and Philosophy and works as a publishing editor and teaches creative writing. He has published the novels Helvedesmaskinen (2004, The Infernal Machine) and Besættelse (2005, Occupation) for young adults and the children’s vampire series Nattens Børn (2006, Children of the Night) along with several easy reading titles. His books in English include Halloween (2004) and The Ghost Rider (2005).

    www.benniboedker.dk

     

  • Infection

    Data

    2 books
    78 and 66 pages
    Book 3 and 4 are in production.
    17,6 x 25,0 cm

     

    Description

    NEW! Originally a popular Danish webcomic. Now finally, remastered and expanded for print.

    Infection is a story of rage and revenge and is built around action and humour. We get to meet Dave Blame on his way to destruction throughout vol. 1 and 2. And it is only the beginning.

     

    Casper Sand Danish Comics Foreign RightsCasper Sand Christensen

    A Danish comic artist and graphic designer, Casper’s published works include various newspaper strips and other anthology stories in Danish. He has been drawing comics for most of his life, but it is only recently that his work has been published in print. Infection has been a passion project for years now.

    www.caspersand.dk

     

  • Kijara

    Data

    3 books
    80-96 pages each
    Book 4 in production
    5 more books planned
    20.0 x 28.0 cm

     

    Description

    The series takes place in a united European Union where genetic modification is common and people with illegal modifications are deported to enclosed camps. Kijara is illegally modified and forced to work for a police unit dealing with illegals.

     

    Tatiana Goldberg Danish Comics Foreign RightsTatiana Goldberg

    Writer and artist of the award-winning comic book series Kijara as well as a licensed psychologist using her skills in the creation of characters and stories. Tatiana teaches comics and character design for kids, teens and adults. Her psychological horror comic Anima, was nominated for the Ping award for Best Danish Debut in 2014 as well as shortlisted for the Danish horror award for literature.

    www.tatianagoldberg.dk
    www.kijara.com

     

  • Nofret

    Data

    13 books
    Book 13 out in April 2022 (preliminary cover)
    48-56 pages each
    23.0 x 31.5 (hardcover) or 22.0 x 29.5 cm (softcover)
    Published in Danish, Swedish, French, Dutch, Indonesian.
    Ages 9 and up

     

    Description

    One of the greatest graphic novel successes in Scandinavia, Sussi Bech’s series tells the exploits and travels of a girl in the Egypt of the pharaohs. During the reign of Akhenaten, Nofret must free herself from slavery in Babylon, survive as a dancer, fight against the pirates of the Aegean Sea and intrigue as a temple priestess.

    Book 13 will be published in Denmark in April 2022 and bring the series to its final conclusion. The shown cover is not final.

    Sussi Bech Danish Comics Foreign RightsSussi Bech

    A 1983 graduate from the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen, Sussi Bech is an award-winning cartoonist living in Denmark. Her most popular graphic novel is Nofret – 13 volumes so far – which stars a young Egyptian girl in the land of the pharaohs and combines her adventures with historically accurate depictions of ancient Egypt. Sussi Bech has won several awards for her work.

    www.sussibech.dk

     

  • Ogier

    Data

    1 book
    60 pages
    21.5 x 30.0 cm

    7 years and up.

     

    Description

    “Ogier” is a comic about Ogier the Dane and his travel to France. Ogier is taken as a penance by Charles the Great. He is transported from Denmark to Paris, where he ends up spending a  large part of his life. We follow him in his development and see what resistance he encounters on his way.

     

    Nicolai Hvidberg Jørgensen Danish Comics Foreign RightsNicolai Hvidberg Jørgensen

    Freelance illustrator since 2009 working on illustration assignments ranging from posters, drawings to magazines, comic books, vinyl covers, portrait drawings, character designs to storyboards, murals, performance art, advertising ads, visual identity and T-shirt and logo design.

    www.nicolaihvidberg.info

     

  • Punk Life Crisis

    Data

    1 book
    106 pages
    18.0 x 24.5 cm

     

    Description

    “Punk Life Crisis” is for anyone who can’t fit into their old black metal T-shirts anymore. It’s a story of one last chance to be cool and rock out in a band:

    Simon is approaching 40. His old-time punk friends have become f*king breeders and suburbians. Their fight against capitalism has been put on hold, while the »shit system« provides them with social care and child support. No more concerts and pub crawls.
    Only Simon is still dreaming of becoming a lead singer in a punk band before it’s too late. One night at a metal karaoke concert he’s asked to join a new band.

    New book in preparation

    Right now, Simon is working on his next graphic novel scheduled for publication in late 2022.

     

    Simon Petersen Danish Comics Foreign RightsSimon Petersen

    Simon Petersen is a Danish cartoonist, who has been published for many years in Denmark, but also in many other countries, especially the U.S. He has been nominated for an ‘Ignatz’ award. His American publisher Pronto Comics has put out 7 of his books during the years. Simon works mostly with the themes of dark humor and no-filter satire.

    instagram.com/sajmonsays78

     

  • Repulsive Attraction

    Data

    1 book
    84 pages
    32.0 x 21.5 cm

     

    Description

    A socio-critical collection of novels in toxic colors. A bastard of dystopian pantomime tales about the greedy mutants of capitalism and environmental decay. Absurd and repulsive visions of doomsday, and the imminent collapse of society. No speech balloons, only black humor, radioactive colors, and transgressive details.

    Prizewinner

    Repulsive Attraction won the Ping Award for Best Danish Debut 2020 and got numerous positive reviews in its homeland and abroad.

     

    Patrick Steptoe

    Former product designer turns comics artist and illustrations activist. With a penchant for creating pictorial narratives with satirical bite and absurd humor, Patrick has cultivated animation, comics and picture books for children. His latest award-winning album has received rave reviews.

    www.patricksteptoe.dk

     

     

  • Sussi and the senseless shoes

    Data

    2 books, 28 pages each
    21,0 x 21,0 cm
    Ages 4 and up

    Reading samples:

     

    Description

    Two crazy and fun picture books for kids (and their parents) with illustrations in an appealing cartoony style that will make children want to hear the stories over and over again.

    Book 1: Alf wants a pet NOW!

    Alf is 5 years old. Alf likes animals very much. Every day Alf asks his mom and dad if he can have a pet. Please! In the end, mom and dad drive Alf to the pet store to buy a pet. But Alf does not want a hamster. Alf wants a wild animal!

    Book 2: Sussi and the senseless shoes

    Sussi is 5 years old. Sussi is extremely fond of shoes. Every day, Mom tells Sussi to wear her sensible shoes for school. But sensible shoes are boring and annoying company. One day, Sussi finds a pair of shoes in her Mother’s locker she has never seen before. It is as if they’re talking to her!

     

    Frank Madsen Danish Comics Foreign RightsFrank Madsen

    A creator of children’s books and graphic novels – notably the adventures of Kurt Dunder – Frank Madsen is an award-winning cartoonist and three times Best Danish Comics Author nominée. Author of the weekly satirical cartoon Eks Libris since 2010.
    Frank has also written the popular picture books for children Snus Mus about a mouse detective, with illustrations by Sussi Bech. The books were published in Chile in 2018 and more are in production.

    www.frankmadsen.dk

     

  • The Impossibles

    Data

    3 books
    24 pages each
    Book 4 in production (Spring 2021)
    24,0 x 33,8 cm

     

    Description

    Swarming-find things-book made as doublepage spreads Escher drawings. The characters are just as crazy as their twisted surroundings.
    Besides the task of finding things, there is a story you can read out loud. And at the end there are additional puzzles.

    Published digitally on Fairytell app in Sweden and Germany.

     

    Thomas Schrøder Danish Comics Foreign RightsThomas Schrøder

    Author of Cousin Gross’ monstercookbook and The Impossibles.
    Translator and Disney-expert.

    www.thecomicsfactory.dk

    Niels Voss Boldvig Danish Comics Foreign RightsNiels Voss Boldvig

    Author and illustrator of children’s books.
    Artist of The Impossibles.

    facebook.com/nielsvb

     

  • The Mountains Ablaze

    Data

    2 books
    81 pages each
    27.5 x 19.5 cm
    Hardcover

     

    Description

    1835. A crippled boy is born into a frontier colony. After getting attacked by local bandits, he flees with his mother. In the wilderness, they become mixed up in a conflict between the military and the original inhabitants: the Elves.

     

    Jacob Thybo Danish Comics Foreign RightsJacob Thybo

    Jacob Thybo was born in Denmark, and travelled to Finland, at an early age, to study arts.
    Back in Denmark, he has done preschool teaching, washing clothes for the local soccer team, garbage sorting and all along, comics illustrating.

    www.mountainsablaze.com

     

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