Among the Norwegian authors, the artist, illustrator, cartoonist and writer Øyvind Torseter is well known: on the homepage of the publisher Beisler one can appreciate a very short video in which he draws the protagonist of ‘Mulegutten’ and thanks him for the Andersen Award as best comic book 2022. Torseter presents it on his website as follows: “This story is a contemporary retelling of an old fairytale about acts of great daring in a remote and very different time. A young prince must risk his life both to find his missing brothers and to discover his own happiness as well. It’s a story about independence and the open road, about camping and traveling, about new experiences and all kinds of wonderful stuff like that.” Of another enthusiastically received book of his, it was written: “The protagonist of ‘The Hole’, upon moving to a new flat, notices the presence of a hole. When he examines it, it moves, escapes, reappearing first in the porthole of a washing machine, then on the floor, causing the curious unfortunate to stumble. We soon realise, however, that it is not the hole that moves: it is reality around it that moves, around its centre. The hole, motionless it is and motionless it remains. Impassive. Disturbing’. Stian Hole’s work is very different: graphic designer, illustrator and writer who has created numerous award-winning covers and albums. He came to attention for his highly original technique in digital graphics, mixing photography, collage and drawing, creating an unmistakable style in years when we had not yet assimilated computer graphics. His splendid books include ‘The Summer of Garmann’ (which won him an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award in 2009); ‘Garmann’s Secret’ and ‘Anna’s Paradise’. The Norwegian roundup goes on with an invitation to libraries to value a small treasure ‘Kubbe makes a museum’, by author Ashild Kanstad Johnsen, whose book won the ‘Arets vakreste boker’ (The most beautiful books of the year) award in 2011. It is a story that keeps you on the pages for a long time and then shifts your attention to all that can be gathered around, which is also a great stimulus for building pathways in educational and personal services. This roundup of Norwegian pencils closes with one last author with a truly unique style: Simon Stålenhag is a digital artist, game developer and musician, as well as an acclaimed concept designer. His digital images are defined as retro-futuristic because it is not at all easy to understand in which era the events take place: the environments express a nostalgic feeling but at the same time project us into a verisimilar and decrepit future. Images of his books, e.g. ‘Loop, Electric State, Flood’ had previously been shared on the web, arousing great interest, especially when they appeared in the American online magazine The Verge: from there, the idea for the publishing project took shape.