Sat May 20 and Sun May 21 2017
Why not visit Centrala table during International Stockholm Comics Festival 2017
Find our table Sat & Sun main market area of the Festival
Gosia and Mikołaj signing their two books, Fertility and Elephant on the Moon
May 20th, Saturday 1-2PM and 3-4PM
May 21st, Sunday 1-2PM and 3-4PM
We also recommend presentation about Centrala publishing activity and Gosia and Mikołaj works
May 20th, Saturday 4.20-5 PM on main stage
Our visit at International Stockholm Comics Festival was supported by Polska Institutet Stockholm
Gosia Herba studied history of art. For more than eight years, she has worked as an illustrator. She has worked with La Nación, The Washington Post, Virginia Quarterly Review, Monocle and Penguin Random House. She does illustrations for the press, and designs posters and covers for books and CDs. Recently she has started to do illustrations for children.
Mikołaj Pasiński is interested in the study of culture. He works in graphic design and multimedia.
Gosia Herba and Mikołaj Pasiński are authors of a comic for adults entitled Fertitlity and childer book Elephant on the Moon.
It is believed that the rennet of a hare, taken with food, promotes the conception of male offspring. A few days before their big wedding, four village girls set out on an expedition to trap a wild hare. Little do they know about severe consequences their actions will have.
For mature readers only
About Elephant on the Moon
In a small town there lives a lady astronomer. Every evening she looks at the moon through her telescope. She knows it like the back of her own hand. Even in her sleep she can name all the mountains, the craters and the oceans of the silvery globe. One night she makes an amazing discovery. Can it be that there’s an elephant living on the moon? The members of the Moon Society refuse to believe her.
Elephant on the Moon is a richly illustrated tale of courage, passion and determination. Although it is directed mainly at younger readers, it refers to serious events. Sir Paul Neal in the seventeenth century – one of the astronomers of the Royal Society – is supposed to have been the first to observe an elephant on the moon. At the time, his discovery provoked much confusion and fired the imaginations of many writers. Thanks to Samuel Butler’s satirical account, the story reached France. Fontaine himself wrote a tale about it – “Un animal dans la lune.” Almost 350 years later Gosia Herba and Mikołaj Pasiński have come back to this story of the moon, and out of it they have spun a new tale full of adventure.