Monday, 13 October 2008


My new book has finally arrived from the printers! It's really quite amazing to see the final product after having worked on it for almost a year. I was really struggling at times, to keep the momentum, the quality and the enthusiasm up, but now that it's done and dusted I think it was all worth it. 
The story is not really a story as such. It's "a day in the life" of a made up mountain village in Norway called Slapsefjell (Slush Mountain), where you are taken on a tour around the town centre and ski slopes, get a chance to meet some of the local characters and see what's going on. It's a "homage" to the Norwegian winter,  the culture of cabin trips, skiing and the great outdoors (Something I really miss during the wet winters in Bristol!).
It's published by MAGIKON, a tiny publishing business set up by my friends and ex-colleagues Svein Størksen and Kristin Roskifte, who are both brilliant illustrators. This autumn they are publishing two other picture books ( one by Roskifte and Jan Kjærstad, and another by the fabulous Yokoland crew) as well as a nice little book on the super-amazing norwegian "pop artist",  Hariton Pushwagner. 


Anonymous said...

Hello, Your book is amazing. I live in the U.S and would like to buy a copy. I cannot find it for sale online. How would I purchase your book. Thanks, --Lori

Bjorn Rune Lie said...

Hi Lori!

Thanks a bunch!
Sorry about it being so hard to get hold of the book. My publisher's online shop is not really up and running yet....But I'm waiting for a batch of books at the moment, so if you send me an e-mail ( with your address I can post it to you!


juju said...

Hi Bjorn
Came along to the open studios on the weekend and really loved the work - brought the book of course! Just love the colours!!
Saving up for one of the pics...still love those shoes you had on the wall!
Will be watching the blog...

Fine Little Day said...

Such nice work!