Carpe Diem — “seize the day” — is really about any conceivable day, from the dawn of the universe, to the age of dinosaurs and cavemen, and knights and witches, and medieval diseases, to modern-day couch potatoes and Stone Age diets, iPhone worshippers and androids, 3D printers and Google cars ... and on into the future when television networks compete for the colonization of Mars. Sounds weird? Well, add aliens, ghosts, the Grim Reaper, lots of dogs and cats, and some everyday life, and you’re starting to get a feel for Carpe Diem.
Created by Niklas Eriksson, seasoned moose-milker and bear-wrestler from the northern wilderness of Sweden, Carpe Diem offers comics readers something funny every day. If Monday brought a thinking volcano, Tuesday may bring “CSI: Space Station,” or a barcode-scanning laser tag competition. Carpe Diem has enjoyed great popularity and success in Northern Europe, winning Scandinavia’s biggest comic prize, the Pondus Award, in 2008. And now, Carpe Diem is coming to the rest of the world with Niklas’ far-out humor in tow.
So, what are you waiting for?! Seize the day—seize this comic!
Carpe Diem Characters
Carpe Diem does not have a cast of regular characters, so we just asked Niklas to give us a sampling of the kinds of "stars" that might appear in his strip. Knights, Vikings, the Devil, aliens, cavemen, you name it. And this is just the tip of the iceberg! ... Hmm, come to think of it, knowing Niklas’ zany sense of humor, you could probably add icebergs to the list of characters! And zebras and tightrope walkers and ...