Morten Harper

holds a degree in law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. He is a Norwegian writer, comic book expert and legal consultant. He has written several books about comics and has worked as a freelance journalist and comics critic for several newspapers, among them Aftenposten, Dagens Næringsliv and Le Monde diplomatique (Oslo).


The comic book Tintin in the Congo has been charged with racism in a Brussels court for its display of colonial attitudes from the 1930s. Morten Harper re-reads “countercultural” Norwegian comics and reveals how there, too, humour functions at the expense of minorities.