Random Quickies: Scandinavia And The World
Scandinavia And The World (formerly hosted at humoncomics.com), created by Danish cartoonist Humon, plays around with a lot of national stereotypes. Finns a bunch of stabby drunks, Icelanders a bunch of fantasy obsessives, Swedes a bunch of overachievers, and Scandinavians in general eat gross rotten fish. But you may also be interested to learn that, though the eyes of this particular cartoonist at least, America is the redneck meat-headed kid of England, Australians are cool surfer dudes, and Canadians have a disturbing amount of body hair (probably safe for work, but… body hair). It’s definitely rather political, though a lot of that is somewhat defused by the overwhelming cuteness (which, when you think of it, isn’t that different from the South Park way).
And, hey, this comic inspired me to make a “Detroit is Finland, Chicago is Sweden” analogy at work to explain why I can never root for a Chicago sports team! Go, globalism!