Monday, 20 August 2012


Written and illustrated by Bjørn Rune Lie, Slapsefjell (Slush Mountain) tells the tale of a day in the life of a fictional mountain village. It is an homage to childhood winters spent in his Norwegian homeland, and it's culture of cabin trips, skiing and the great outdoors. 

Without a strict storyline as such, Bjørn's playful and humourous paintings take you on a tour around the town centre and ski slopes, give a chance to meet some of the local characters, and see what's going on. Although unable to read the language, we were captivated by the books anthropomorphic animals, and beautifully detailed landscapes. 

This led us to work with Bjørn in reproducing several images from Slapsefjell as a range of Christmas cards. In addition, he has created new work for the accompanying wrapping paper.  

Originally published by Magikon Forlag (ISBN 9788292863046), we have heard that plans are underway for a French edition, although as yet, not one in English.
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