”Jätten från havet”/”The giant from the sea”

Written and illustrated by me. Published by Natur och Kultur in Sweden, 2016.

An adventure story about an orhpan named Isabella and a living lump of clay named Oleg. 64 pages with colour illustrations, suitable for ages 6 – 9.

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Some sample illustrations below – each image covers a full spread:

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”Sigrid och Natten”/”Elsa and the Night”

I’m currently directing an animated short film based on this book – more about that project under ”films”!

Written and illustrated by me. Published by Natur och Kultur in Sweden, 2013.

Also published by Little Gestalten in English and German, by Turbine in Danish and DUKU in Chinese.

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Some sample illustrations below:

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natten_illo_12  natten_illo_13  natten_illo_17  natten_illo_20

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UPDATE – praise for ”Elsa and the Night”:

“Swedish writer-illustrator Mellgren’s eccentric story offers the emotional depth of a novel and artwork worth a gallery showing.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

”beautifully dark and touching tale” Huffington post

“ingenious and gorgeously drawn book” The New York Times

”Sigrid och Natten is a multilayered, poetic and artistically grandiose picture book about loss and reconciliation. The world of imagery is completely brilliant” SvD

”A consoling picture book about loss and reconciliation where the imagery emphasizes the text. A perfect bedtime story that also offers the adult reflection with a multilayered story in the age of sleeplessness.” Norrbottens-kuriren

Included in Huffington Post’s list of the best picture books of 2014 - winner in the Dark/Mysterious category

 

”Rufus i Underjorden”/”Rufus in the Underworld”

Written and illustrated by me. Published in Sweden by Natur och Kultur, 2010.

Also published in Danish by Turbine

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Sample illustrations below:

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”Mustafa och stormen”/”Mustafa and the storm”

Written and illustrated by me. Published in Sweden by Natur och Kultur, 2009.

Also published in Danish by Turbine

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Sample illustrations below:

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