SARA BERGMARK ELFGREN & KARL JOHNSSON
Nordic mythology meets Game of Thrones meets Gladiator
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2020 – VEI, Book 1 – Silver medal in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award
The story about Vei has been formed during several years of collaboration between Sara B. Elfgren and Karl Johnson.
Vei started off as a serial in the magazine Utopi and instantly gained a following. Since then it has been reworked and expanded and will be released as two books. The second and final part will be out in spring 2019.
Sara B. Elfgren is one of the authors behind The Engelsfors Trilogy, which has been translated into 25 languages. She created the hit podcast series Voices of the Dead which nominated to Prix Europa, and has written the picture books Let’s Play! and Time for Each Other.
Karl Johnsson is one of the illustrators behind Tales From Engelsfors. He debuted in 2010 with the graphic novel Mara From Ulthar and is also active as an illustrator. Johnsson has also illustrated for The Phantom.
LEV GROSSMAN ON VEI
“Even if, like me, you have a lifelong obsession with Norse myths, I promise you you’ve never seen them like this — this strange, this vivid, this real. VEI takes the whole Norse cosmos and turns it on its head and brings it back to life in one stunning masterstroke. You cannot miss it.”
MIKE CAREY (Lucifer, The Unwritten) ON VEI
“A mythic tale that feels both faithful to its sources and enthrallingly original. Wonderful stuff!”
PETER BERGTING (The Portent, The Untamed, B.P.R.D) ON VEI
“This is comic art of the highest quality. Vei stands comparison to Valérian and Laureline, The Incal and Fables. Karl and Sara have raised the bar for comic book creators everywhere.”