born in sweden, year 1992. enthusiastic about languages, tea, dragons, music, video games, fragrances, various animated works and a lot of other stuff. i think my blog is a pretty good summary of what i'm about.
i hope you'll enjoy your stay here!! ♥ chu chu. ヽ( ´ v`)ﾉ
the posts i like are sometimes more interesting than the ones i reblog, so, well, take a look here. i also have a me tag!!! wow wow. i'm currently living in beijing, china, and this is my beijing tag on this blog, and this is my blog for solely beijing updates.
Sven Nordqvist is a Swedish illustrator whose best known books are Pettson och Findus (Pettson and Findus), the first which was published in 1985. The stories tell the adventures of an old farmer and his cat (What’s not to like?)
It’s clear why these charming illustrations became so popular. Over 6 million copies have been sold and the books have been translated into 44 different languages.
Nordqvist himself always wanted to be an illustrator but was not accepted by any art schools. Instead he studied architecture. He appears to have dove into an illustration career without any school training. Eventually, in 1983, he won an award for a children’s book and worked exclusively on chilren’s books after that.
“In a world where there isn’t even proof of the future, the past exists. Even if it’s tainted with misunderstandings and delusions, if the people themselves believe in it, the past is the truth to them.”