The success of the PETZI series in German daily papers prompted Forlaget Carlsen from Denmark to establish a German subsidiary in 1953, trading under the name of CARLSEN Verlag.
The PIXI booklets, launched in 1954, proved to be a hugely successful venture. Since then CARLSEN has published more than 1,700 titles of this series with a total print-run of more than 300 million copies.
The German translation of Hergé’s Tintin, published by CARLSEN in 1967, established comic books as an acceptable genre on the German market.
CARLSEN‘s children’s book list consists of innovative board books, picture books and fiction for children and young adults. Distinguished CARLSEN authors have been published successfully on the CARLSEN list as well as internationally well-known authors.
CARLSEN has also put greater focus on their picture book list, the paperback list was established in Autumn 2001.
CARLSEN‘s comic book list comprises fantasy, fun and, in particular, the highly successful Japanese Manga series. With an increasing number of own publications the comics list is attracting considerable interest from other international publishers.