Mulysses by Øyvind Torseter

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An astonishing, high-adventure graphic novel that playfully remixes The Odyssey, Moby Dick, and more, from Norway’s greatest cartoonist.

Fresh out of a job, with his apartment slated for demolition and his possessions seized, Mulysses is in need of $5,000—and fast! As luck would have it, he crosses paths just in time with a wealthy collector, who offers him the fortune he seeks if he succeeds in bringing back the world’s biggest eye, fabled to grant its owner enormous power. Like Ulysses, Ishmael, and many others before him, Mulysses takes to the sea in search of both adventure and himself.

In addition to his high comedic, cartoonist talents, Øyvind Torseter is one of Norway’s most acclaimed illustrators. This is his seventh book with Enchanted Lion.

Praise for Torseter's The Heartless Troll

★ 'The delicate, spidery lines and dark landscapes of Torseter's panels combine the energy of Ralph Steadman, the effervescence of Jules Feiffer, and the charm of the Moomintrolls. Mordant grotesquerie vies with hilarity...Dickson's translation shines as well.' — STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

★ 'The story ends with Fred and the princess riding off on the horse to the refrains of an octopus playing a saxophone — an oddly perfect ending for this one-of-a-kind graphic novel.' — STARRED REVIEW, The Horn Book

Praise for Torseter's The Hole

★ A Brain Pickings Best Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Book of 2013:
'The story of a lovable protagonist who wakes up one day and discovers a mysterious hole in his apartment, which moves and seems to have a mind of its own. Befuddled, he looks for its origin ― in vain. He packs it in a box and takes it to a lab, but still no explanation.' — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

'Off-the-wall (so to speak) and seriously fun, this story is one to give a child of any age for exploring and pondering.' ― Kirkus Reviews