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REVIEW -  LISA MYHRE - NEMI – METRO NEWS

 

Produced daily, Monday to Friday. An increasingly popular syndicated cartoon panel. A Norwegian cartoon strip of some startling originality, insight and bite. British readers will mostly know of Nemi from the Metro News free newspaper or from Terrorizor heavy metal music magazine, Nemi is an ultra-cool young Gothic lady of deep cynicism, and dry wicked humour.  Vegetarian, she bites meat eaters and asks them how they like it. She drinks, she dances, she leaves a guy if he has a country and western record in his collection. She reads horror stories to children before they go to bed, and shatters everyone’s delusions, but she will camp all night outside a cinema for Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings tickets. She seems half convinced that elves and fairies either are real or should be. She has no work, or gets sacked easily, as she has no respect for authority. Despite having hardly any money she manages to have a good time, and buys all sorts of junk for herself. Her friends always seem to be unlucky in love too. Sometimes the strip fails to translate well into English, but mostly it is hilarious. The creator was a guest writer on The Far Side, The Gary Larson comic strip series, which gave other writers and artists a chance to shine too. Lisa Myhre has never looked back since. Sometimes, the surrealism of The Far Side shows its influence in Nemi, when she imagines people reverting into lizards, and monkeys, etc. There is an interview with Lisa Myhre online at http://nemi.thtn.com/home.php?p=creator Nemi has deservedly become a phenomena. Many people rush to get the free Metro News papers just to read the strip, disregarding the actual news items. She is definitely a breath of fresh air in the comic strip world, http://www.metro.co.uk/nemi 

 

 

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