Sara Bergmark Elfgren is a bestselling Swedish author and
screenwriter. Her first novels, The Engelsfors
trilogy, was nominated for the August prize and has been translated
into over 25 languages. Her other notable work includes a radio
mockumentary, Voices of the Dead, which was nominated for
the Prix Europa award.
Karl Johnsson is a Swedish illustrator who is passionately inspired by fantasy, ancient mythology, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. He first debuted as a graphic novel artist in 2010 with his gorgeous book, Mara from Ulthar, and has continued working on comics since. His notable work includes contributions to the popular Swedish Engelforstrilogin series, The Engelsfors trilogy with Sara Bergmark Elfgren, and The World of Fantasy series with short stories based on both Norse and Greek mythology.
"This book is gorgeous! The characters are beautifully
designed and rendered, and the colouring is excellent! ... I'm very
eager for the next volume!" * SequentialArt.com *
"It is easy to see how VEI sparked a loyal following. Artist-writer Karl Johnsson and co-author Sara Bergmark Elfgren have brought to life something truly fun and original. They have created something very special and, thanks to Insight Comics, we have it all collected in an impressive hardcover edition....This is, no doubt, Sword & Sorcery at its best." * Comics Grinder *
"Even if, like me, you have a lifelong obsession with Norse myths, I promise you you've never seen them like this -- this strange, this vivid, this real. VEI takes the whole Norse cosmos and turns it on its head and brings it back to life in one stunning masterstroke. You cannot miss it." -- Lev Grossman
"A mythic tale that feels both faithful to its sources and enthrallingly original. Wonderful stuff!" -- Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten)