VEI BOK 1
Sara B. Elfgren & Karl Johnsson
Vei – Book 1 is the first book in an epic story inspired by Nordic mythology. The second and final part, will be out in spring 2019.
An unconscious woman is floating in the sea. She is found by Vikings in search of Jotunheim, the land of giants. The woman’s name is Vei and soon she is drawn into a bloody battle between giants, Norse Gods and humans. Who can she trust?
Sara B. Elfgren and illustrator Karl Johnson has worked very closely with the story as well as the images. The duo has found inspiration in the characters of Nordic mythology, and let them inhabit a universe where the Scandinavian Bronze Age villages meet Babylonian architecture. The result is a unique Swedish series, which the creators describe as “Nordic mythology meets Game of Thrones meets Gladiator“.
Czech Republic: Nakladatelství Zanir
Poland: Sonia Draga
Turkey: Alfa Yayinlari
USA/UK: Insight Comic (WEL)
“Wonderful Swedish landscapes are interwoven with the unearthly views and buildings of the giants’ world. (…) I’m looking forward to the continuation of the adventures of Vei.”
“Sublime, saturated with mythology, mystery and adventure it easily transports us to the land of stormy seas and mythical Scandinavian characters. (…) Reading this comic book has brought me great pleasure and I will enjoy immensely following the history of the brave Vei in the next volume.” 8,3/10
“Vei – book 2 will be out next year. I can hardly wait.”
“An unmissable and thrilling read.”
“One is immediately drawn into the story and the pictures, which are colourful and detailed. This is a page turner that is over way too fast.”
Wermlands Nya Tidning /Sweden
“I’m blown away by how beautiful Karl Johnsson’s illustrations are.”
Gefle Dagblad /Sweden
“Vei sets a new standard for Swedish adventure comcis.”
“The combination of Norse mythology and multifaceted characters, complex and skilfull world building and text and image in perfect harmony, makes a striking whole.”
Prokrastinatorn.se – blog /Sweden
“This is, without a doubt, one of the most visually appealing comics I have ever read. (…) I want to pause at every panel and savour the details. At the same time I’m so compelled by the story that I have to read on.
“This is magnificent and epic fantasy!”
“It is never the leaders that sacrifice their lives, neither in stories about gods, nor in today’s warlike world (…) The story highlights religious blindness, and the responsibility of leaders and every individual, but there is also humor provided by characters like the spoiled and very teenagey princess of the giants.”
“This is really Game of Thrones meets Gladiator. And in the middle of it all stands Vei, as down to earth and different type of hero. Very exciting.”
“An impressive adventure comics inspired by Norse mythology. A thrilling and skillfully told story.”
minabibliotek.se, blog /Sweden
“Without hesitation I appoint Vei – Book 1 one of the best graphic albums of 2017. (…) It is so wonderful to see the fruit of a work so full of love and great imagination. 5 out of 5″
“Complex and thrilling”