Artist Rozi Hathaway’s Kickstarter campaign for Njálla – her second self-published solo comic – reached its target in just a few short hours on its first day last month. It goes without saying that’s a remarkable achievement for a first-time crowdfunding effort and the book went on to raise three times its initial goal. You can read my own thoughts on why it was such an essential book to fund here at BF.
The book is described by Hathaway as “an original comic story, based around the myths and legends of the Sámi people, indigenous to northern Europe’s Arctic Circle, which today includes parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Lieđđi, a young Sámi girl, and her reindeer Unni end up on an unexpected adventure after coming face to face with the guovssahasat, the northern lights. Njálla is an atmospheric and magical comic for all ages, unearthing the legends of the Sámi through friendship, mystery and adventure.”
Njálla launches on June 4th at Northampton’s NN Café and will be available to buy on her online store shortly after. You can join the Facebook event group here for more details. We’re very pleased today to be able to bring you an exclusive preview of this stunning piece of storytelling from one of our original Broken Frontier ‘Six UK Small Press Creators to Watch’ and a Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook contributor…
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