Lars Jansson

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Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Jul 31, 2000 (73)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Jul 31, 2000 (73)

About

Author and comic strip artist who became known for his work on the long-running "Moomin" cartoon.

Before Fame

His sister, the famed writer Tove Jansson, first gave him the job of writing 'Moomin' in 1958; he proceeded to illustrate it from 1961 until 1974.

Trivia

He partnered with Dennis Livson on Japan's "Moomin" animated series from 1990 until 1992.

Family Life

His father, Viktor Jansson, was a sculptor, and his mother, Signe Hammarsten-Jansson, was an illustrator.

Associated With

He and "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz were a part of the same industry.