GOTHIC CHIC Norway’s Nemi at MoCCA Fest
By Jessica Schneider Jun 5, 2009, 8:47 GMT
Nemi Montoya, the cool, romantic, strong-willed, cynical, sexy and all-too-honest twenty-something goth, returns to share more frank and hilarious moments in this brand new collection from artist Lise Myhre!Hang out with Nemi and her mates, including her best friend, the blue-haired Cyan, as they deal with love, friendship, inebriation, sex, and the other really important things of life. A superstar in her native Norway, Scandinavia, Germany and the UK thanks ...more
A recent press release from Titan Books has announced the following:
Join artist and writer Lise Myhre, creator of the wonderfully funny series about the cool, romantic, strong-willed, cynical, sexy and all-too-honest Nemi Montoya, for a signing event at the Norwegian booth (#101-108) at MoCCA Art Festival 2009, June 6-7, 2009, The Lexington Avenue Armory (between 25th & 26th Streets), New York City.
Myhre will sign her latest two books Nemi Vol. 1 and Nemi Vol. 2, [Titan Books] Saturday, June 6, at 2 pm & Sunday, June 7, at 1 pm
Created when Myhre “set out to find an imaginary friend” and named after Italy’s ancient (and supposedly enchanted) Lake Nemi and fictional hero Inigo Montoya of The Princess Bride (one of Myhre’s favorite films), Lise Myhre’s Nemi Montoya is a goth-tinged heroine for the modern twenty-something, tapping into all the fun, fervor and frustrations of the 21st Century woman. Already a national star in her native Norway, she and her look-alike creation, Nemi, are renowned throughout Europe and have now launched in the USA. Nemi’s first volume has reprinted multiple times, and the strip continues to appear daily across Europe.
“In my opinion, Nemi is a mix of how we are, how we wish we were, and how we're glad we're not.” – Lise Myhre
Praise from other creators:
“On a train or in an airport or when forced to be polite, secretly we repeat word for word what Nemi would say but usually only quietly behind perfectly glossed lips.” – Tori Amos
“Lise Myhre is a big shot in Norway, and deserves to be one here as well"
– Roman Dirge (Lenore)
"Funny, honest, and strangely compelling." - Jeff Smith (Bone)
Nemi (Vol. 3) by Lise Myhre
September 25, 2009 • Hardback • $14.95 /CAN $18.95 • 144pp • ISBN: 9781845766153
Nemi (Vol. 2) by Lise Myhre
October 24, 2008 • Hardback • $14.95 /CAN $16.95 • 144pp • ISBN: 9781845766146
Nemi (Vol. 1) by Lise Myhre
October 2007 • Hardback • $14.95 /CAN $19.95 • 144pp • ISBN: 9781845765866