Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tales From The Quarter Bin--Swedish Funnies!!

There is no better reason for the Quarter Bin to exist than to provide me with 20 year old Swedish reprint collectons of American newspaper comic strips!!

Knasen is the Swedish name for good old Beetle Bailey, and our book focuses heavily on his strips...

...both new and "classic":

Of course, this guy is a natural to reprint in Scandinavia!

Other American strips get the reprint treatment...

The Swedish for "Pluggers" is Knegare, which translates literally as "ware-slave," which makes the panel feature ultimately cooler!

And the Swedish for BC... BC!!!

And in case you wanted to know how to translate Wizard of Id into Swedish:

There are a few other strips in the collection, as well as ads for other collections:

Yeah, I guess GROO translates into any language!!


Sigh...I miss Kalle och Hobbe.

But please, please don't ask me to explain this back cover:

What the what?!?!?!?!

1 comment:

Jonathan Hendry said...

The klansmen are supposed to be stuck in the ground by the points of their hoods.