To introduce our new series celebrating Top Shelf Comix Swedish Invasion, Molossus is proud to present an excerpt from Kolbeinn Karlsson’s forthcoming The Troll King, one of five forthcoming Swedish titles. Others include graphic novels by cartoonists Mats Jonsson and Simon Gardenfors, a history of the literature by Fredrik Strömberg, and From the Shadow of the Northern Lights (Vol. 2), an anthology of the best contemporary Swedish comics. Molossus will continue coverage with forthcoming interviews and reviews.
The Troll King will be released in April. Kolbeinn Karlsson was born in 1982 and lives in Uppsala, Sweden. From 2006 to 2007 he was a student at Kvarnby School of Comic Arts in Malmö. During this time he self-published several mini-comics, which earned him a reputation as one of Sweden’s most original cartoonists. His work has been published internationally in several magazines and anthologies. The Troll King is his first book, and he recently adapted it into an animated short film.
Published here with permission from Top Shelf Productions. Copyright 2010 Kolbeinn Karlsson.