I was recently struck by similarities in the fourth story collected in Drawn & Quarterly’s Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip and the first season of the TV show Lost, and I feel compelled to outline my discovery here. If you are not familiar with either of these works then I invite you to check both works out and see for yourself.
The story “Moomin’s Desert Island” starts with an ill-fated trip, this time in a helicopter, that crashes suddenly over a small desert island:
Down below there is an abandoned cave where ancient Moomins used to live, where they were involved in mysterious, sinister activities, as the explorers learn through cryptic signs on the wall of the cave:
So what does it all mean? Are Moomins the true Others? Are they related to the invisible monsters that stampede through the jungle? And what is their involvement with the Dharma Initiative? I can see I’ll have to start a whole new website devoted to this mystery…