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.
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).