Friday, October 02, 2009

Number of Pages : 143, 144, 143
Series : 1, 2 & 3 Nemi
Format : Graphic Novel/Comic Strips
Reason for Reading : Graphic Novel Challenge and my husband often brings me strips he has torn out of the Metro newspaper that particularly remind him of me!

The is a combined rating for all three collections so far published in the UK. LIse the creator of Nemi is Norwegian and her comics are in various newspapers and magazines in Norway, Sweden, the UK etc. Nemi is the little goth girl in all of us. She loves choclate above all things and Tori Amos and alcohol. She spends her days pondering the endless questions of the universe (she is mostly unemployed apart from some baby sittings jobs) and hanging out with her friend Cyan. The best way to get a feel for Nemi is to read her (click to enlarge the images).

She is published in The Metro which is one of the free London papers you see people reading on the tube all the time. My husband is a sweetheart and often brings home ones he has torn out which particuarly remind him of me (like Nemi looking at cars and falling in love with the purple one or having a happiness overdose eating chocoalte and listening to the new Tori Amos album). Metro keep a copy of Nemi in their online archive so if you enjoyed the strips above go here for lots more.

Tori Amos has written the forward to the second collection and I think it's true that a little Nemi lives in all of us. Anyone who doesn't see a part of themselves in her is not someone I want to know!


Ladytink_534 said...

Oh now that's a neat cover! I had a friend in high school who drew sort of like that. This looks very fun!

Unknown said...

The Metro's free up on the buses in Bradford as well, the Nemi strip nearly always makes me giggle.

Nina said...

Great covers. :)

soleil said...

that sounds like such a fun comic! will definitely have to check out.

Jill said...

I hadn't heard of this one - sounds good. Thanks!