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Dress the Part

Dress the Part

It's a common misconception that because Denmark doesn't have an official national costume, Denmark doesn't have festive folk-dresses at all. Nothing could be further from the truth. Different areas have wildly different clothes though, so in one area men wore huge baggy pants, in another women wore men's top-hats, in another people wore masks that covered their whole face when outside, and the list goes on.

One of the reasons why Denmark doesn't have one official national dress is because the Faroe Islands and Greenland were part of Denmark for so long, and having one standard dress would be like erasing theirs.

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30th of March
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Australian Princess

Australian Princess

While drawing this a program about the royal wedding between the Danish crown prince Frederik and the Australian Mary started on TV. :)

Mary have become a very beloved princess in Denmark. Unlike the French guy our queen Margrethe married, Mary was very quick to learn Danish and she just overall seems like a really nice lady.

It may seem like a weird mix to have Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Netherlands together, that’s because those four royal families usually hang out together.

Denmark crying at the end is also a reference to the wedding, where prince Frederik started crying like baby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL9ZlVwgnUU (And her father was wearing an awesome kilt!) :D

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11th of October

Girl's Night

Girl's Night

There’s no hidden political or historical joke here. This one is for a special Finnish friend of mine. You know who you are. ;)

Everything is of course pink because they’re at Sister Sweden’s house.

Also, I’m experimenting a bit with Sister Denmark's looks. I’m trying to find the right amount of boyish for her.

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8th of October

Random Norway and Denmark

Random Norway and Denmark

Yes, the Denmarks are talking about this kind of motorboat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLEbu-nSY70 :XD:

When I drew the comic about Bornholm I didn’t imagine him to be a little person, but someone asked something along the lines of, “Denmark is a short guy, but seeing as Bornholm is one of Denmark’s islands, is he taller or shorter than Denmark?” and for some reason my first thought was, “He’s a little person”. Not that it has anything to do with Bornholm being an island. Åland is after all taller than both Finland and Sweden. It was just a random thought I haven’t been able to shake of, and have grown fond off over time.

Originally Norway and Iceland were supposed to be twins because in Denmark the stereotypical Icelander looks almost exactly like a stereotypical Norwegian with woollen sweater and all. Then I read somewhere that the Icelanders see themselves as crazy extreme sports enthusiasts, so I decided to go with that so as not to have two completely identical characters.
But I still haven’t been able to completely let go of the idea of them being brothers, only now I see them as older brother Norway and little brother Iceland.

The end of today's random info! :D

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18th of July
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