GREAT JOBAL FROM KROKJALA - Book 1
THE BEWITCHED BAG
(Stor-Jobal från Krokjala - Skräcksäcken)
Inspired by places and cultural landscapes along the Indalsälven river, as well as by old folk tales, the film Dunderklumpen and medieval fabel animals, the illustrator Emil Maxén has created a horror series for all ages with the roots in the unfruitful soil of Sweden’s middle North.
The big-nosed hermit and half-troll Stor-Jobal survives by plundering deserted houses in the godforsaken countryside of Inälvsdalen. Everyone in the countryside fear him. One day he happens to steal a spellbag with the power to mix together all the animal materia you put into it. With the help of the enchanted bag, Stor-Jobal is soon on his way to become a rich and powerful man in the village, but not without some complications …
New Swedish Books from The Swedish Art’s Council
When the first book about Stor-Jobal was published the Swedish Art’s Council presented it in their prestigious editon of New Swedish books. Note, go to page 74 in the pdf.