Here’s the reason why Finnish kids are so traumatized over The Groke from The Moomins. Apparently The Moomin tapes that were sent to Finland from Japan had the wrong color profile in them. The colors were much darker than intended. Finnish TV decided to show them nevertheless.
Some of you might be familiar with the Groke - the character from the Moomin stories. This cold silent creature was a representation of the loneliness and depression of Scandinavian winters.
She is searching for warmth and friendship, but scares away any living creature and returns to her frozen cave on the top of the mountain. I thought this drawing I did could be relevant now when days get shorter, darker and colder, and every now and then many of us feel the presence of the Groke.
October 2015 Inktober day 11! This time it’s The Groke from Tove Jansson’s Moomins, prompted by with-a-glass-of-mimosa. I drew Groke a couple of years ago, it even got a Daily Deviation on dA. Fun times.