Den Magiske Spinel
Illustrated comic book by Rasmus Meisler & Peter Wandel.
“The Magical Spinel” is a comic book / graphic novel about the young art-history student Sigurd who works as a night watchman at The David Collection. One night, as he falls down the main staircase, something strange happens. He discovers that in a mysterious way, he is able to travel back in time to periods and places from which the museum’s works of art derive. This marks the beginning of a journey to find purpose, knowledge, and love. “The idea is to bring to life the works of art’s historical surroundings and at the same time make the adventure real and reality adventurous,” says the author, museum curator Peter Wandel. The drawings, all by the renowned illustrator, Rasmus Meisler, were initially made only with pen on paper, without the use of a cartoon grid and without colors. Later, each individual picture was placed in its correct location in the story, and colored digitally. A selection of the original drawings – disconnected from the story’s chronology – is found on the walls of The David Collection, while the end result can be experienced in the books displayed on the table in the middle of the exhibition room. Published by