Vi Flyr Sørover (We Fly South)

Vi Flyr Sørover (We Fly South)

Vi flyr sørover (We Fly South), my eighth picture book, follows a sandpiper on his first migration south. A journey from northern Norway to Mauritania. One in a flock of hundreds, our guide shares his observations on all that passes below.

Publisher: Cappelen Damm, 2015

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Et Brevs Reise (A Letter's Journey), 2016

Et Brevs Reise (A Letter's Journey), 2016

This picture book, out Autumn, 2016, follows a posted letter as it travels from San Francisco to northern Norway. 

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Søppel (Rubbish)

Søppel (Rubbish)

In my first picture book, Søppel (Rubbish), I explore a day on the job with those great unsung heroes of our time: garbage men. Taking a closer look at those who carry out (literally) this stinky task, reminds us that toss isn’t an out of sight, out of mind matter.

Publisher: Cappelen Damm, 2010
La Joie de lire (SW), 2011

Søppel (Rubbish)

Søppel (Rubbish)

Nattmat (Midnight Snack)

Nattmat (Midnight Snack)

In this picture book, my fifth, we join a feisty feline as he combs the city for the perfect midnight snack. Encounters with bullying badgers, would-be burglars, jazz club bouncers, and the police won’t get in the way of this cat’s appetite.

Publisher: Cappelen Damm, 2014

Nattmat (Midnight Snack)

Nattmat (Midnight Snack)

Nattmat (Midnight Snack) detail

Nattmat (Midnight Snack) detail

Nattmat (Midnight Snack) detail

Nattmat (Midnight Snack) detail

Alfabetfesten (Alphabet Party)

Alfabetfesten (Alphabet Party)

This is no ordinary day in Alphabet City! Today is Å’s birthday, and every consonant and vowel is out shopping for gifts and readying for the big gig on Alphabet Island. Alfabetfesten (The Alphabet Party), is my second picture book.

Publisher: Cappelen Damm, 2011

Alfabetfesten (Alphabet Party) detail

Alfabetfesten (Alphabet Party) detail

Alfabetfesten (Alphabet Party) detail

Alfabetfesten (Alphabet Party) detail

Til Værs! (Going Up!)

Til Værs! (Going Up!)

Til værs, my fourth picture book, answers the age-old question: How high will an escaped balloon fly? We meet a balloon who, amidst a bustling city backdrop, has managed to break free from it’s earthly grip. Will it rise above the billboards, clotheslines, construction cranes, and sky scrapers? ...Just how high will it fly?

Publisher: Cappelen Damm, 2013

Til Værs! (Going Up!) spread

Til Værs! (Going Up!) spread

Til Værs! (Going up!) spread

Til Værs! (Going up!) spread

The Fisherman and the Phantoms (comic book)

The Fisherman and the Phantoms (comic book)

Le Pécheur Et Les Revenants (The Fisherman and the Phantoms)

Publisher: La Joie De Lire, 2013

The Fisherman and the Phantoms

The Fisherman and the Phantoms

The Fisherman and the Phantoms

The Fisherman and the Phantoms

Nattsyn (Night Vision)

Nattsyn (Night Vision)

My sixth graphic novel, Nattsyn (Night Vision), has watched one too many episodes of The Twilight Zone. Within the pages of a recently purchased comic book, a boy stumbles upon the doorway to another world. Once transported, he pays witness to a murder. ...Or was it all a dream?

Publisher: Cappelen Damm, 2013

Nattsyn (Night Vision) page

Nattsyn (Night Vision) page

Nattsyn (Night Vision) page

Nattsyn (Night Vision) page

The Crooked Trilogy

The Crooked Trilogy

Between 2010 and  2013 I created my Crooked Trilogy, three graphic novellas that dwell in a foggy, nocturnal world. <i>...Three novellas that have watched one too many episodes of The Twilight Zone, perhaps. </i> These tales are equal part, horror, humor, and hedonism. My homage to the colorful dimestore noir paperbacks of old.

Den Krokete Kniv (The Crooked Knife), 2010
Den Krokete Kanalen (The Crooked Canal), 2011
Det Krokete Sporet (The Crooked Track), 2012

Publisher: Jippi Forlag

The Crooked Trilogy

The Crooked Trilogy

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The Crooked Trilogy

The Crooked Trilogy

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