The Bird Man

Fuglemanden

Winner of the 2019 Deleuran Award for "Best Danish Comic".

Sarah Engell is one of the most popular YA writers on the Danish scene, coining perfectly what it is like being young today, with no trace of moralisation or judgement. Now the grown-up audience will also benefit from her competent pen, when her novel, The Chinese Twin, is published in Denmark by Lindhardt & Ringhof in January 2021.

Lilian Brøgger is an esteemed Danish illustrator of both picture books, as well as a graphic novel, and the winner of several awards.

The Bird Man

Fuglemanden

Winner of the 2019 Deleuran Award for "Best Danish Comic".

Sarah Engell is one of the most popular YA writers on the Danish scene, coining perfectly what it is like being young today, with no trace of moralisation or judgement. Now the grown-up audience will also benefit from her competent pen, when her novel, The Chinese Twin, is published in Denmark by Lindhardt & Ringhof in January 2021.

Lilian Brøgger is an esteemed Danish illustrator of both picture books, as well as a graphic novel, and the winner of several awards.

Synopsis

“I don’t know why it started
It came sneaking up on me, like a fog
First the birds, which no one else could see
Then the voice, which spoke louder and louder
Until one day, he was sitting on my bed
The Bird Man”

The Bird Man is a captivating and important graphic novel about 17-year-old, Barbara, and her fight against mental illness.

Reviews

"It is powerful. It is great. It tears at your heart" – (Politiken)

Personal note from the author

“Schizophrenia is a very misunderstood illness, surrounded by many myths. I hope to make it easier to talk about it and hopefully less shameful to suffer from and seek help for it”.

The Bird Man
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Forlaget Carlsen
Published: March, 2018
112 pages
Category: Graphic Novels
Sub-category: Crossover

Territories Handled

World Rights (Babel Bridge)

Territories Sold

Swedish: Hjulet