Scott and Flora are taking a nap. A scene from Emelie Östergren’s latest graphic novel ”Flora and Fauna”, Epix Press, May 2021.
Scott, a lost child that runs away to the forest to find a new home. What is dream and what is reality? What narrative does he live in and who made it for him? This story could take you to new places you didn’t know existed. You could also walk away from it with empty pockets or just a big tree to hold.
Emelie Östergren is a Swedish cartoonist and picture book artist educated at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Her comics and illustrations have been published both in Sweden and abroad, among others in the American magazine The Believer. She is also known for her comic books Evil Dress and Duke and His Army – A Dream Revisited published at Sanatorium Press. In 2014 she made her debut as a children’s book author with Elefantstenen . Emelie was among the 31 illustrators who represented Sweden at the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna in 2013. In 2017 she wrote a screenplay for the Örebro county theatre called ”Beware of Little Red Riding Hood”.