Things that remind us of Denmark include vikings, Hamlet, that “o” with the line through it, breakfast pastries and peace. Now we can add another one to the list: comics!
The aptly titled From Wonderland With Love features the best of contemporary Danish comics––and with weather like they have up there, you can bet that a lot of drawing gets done.
If we had to generalize, we’d say that Danish comics specialize in a clean visual style, deadpan humor and a fidelity to revealing strange truths. Highlights include Ib Kjeldsmark’s tangerine dream “Sloth” and Allan Haverholm’s trippy “Tomb of the Rabbit King”, though it’s hard to go wrong with an anthology that features contributors named “Zven” and “Søren”.