Sweden posts

Angoulême 2011

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 4:05 AM

It’s that time of the year… Yours truly is packing his bags and checking his computers, cameras, iPhones and all that gadgetry needed to be able to report back to you about all that is happening in the epicentre of

Glimtar

Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Titel: Glimtar
Translation: Glimpses
By: Rikke Bakman
Language: Swedish (Danish)
288 pages, color, hardcover
Publisher: Optimal Press, 2011
ISBN: 978-91-85951-23-9

Every now and then there appears a book that literally takes my breath away. This was the case with Glimtar

Recommendation: Frances vol. 2

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Title: Frances vol. 2
By: Joanna Hellgren
Language: Swedish (French)
128 pages, b&w, soft cover
Publisher: Galago, 2010
ISBN: 978-917037559-0

Joanna Hellgren appeared on the the Swedish comics scene just a couple of years ago, seemingly out of nowhere and

Klas Katt in the Wild West

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 4:05 AM

Title: Klas Katt i vilda västern

Translation: Klas Katt in the Wild West

By: Gunnar Lundkvist

Language: Swedish

94 pages, b&w and colour, hardcover

Publisher: Kartago Förlag

ISBN: 978-91-86003-45-6

Gunnar Lundkvist is an institution in the Swedish comics culture. He

Johnossi Comics

Posted by on December 26th, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Johnossi Comics is a strange hybrid, and even stranger seeing as it was made in Sweden. Johnossi is a successful Swedish band, an energetic live-playing rock duo that has also had some success abroad. They have teamed up with the

Best Swedish Graphic Novels of 2010

Posted by on December 19th, 2010 at 4:30 AM

It’s that time of year again… Time to start looking back at what actually happened during the last 12 months. So, here are my thoughts on the best Swedish graphic novels published during 2010:

Title: Om någon vrålar i skogen

Comiquiz – The Nordic Comics Competition

Posted by on December 2nd, 2010 at 6:50 AM

There is, in the Nordic countries a phenomenon which is, as far as I know, unique in the world: Comiquiz. This is a competition in the knowledge of comics which is held every year. What makes it unique is that

AltCom 2010

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 1:45 PM
The AltCom weekend is over, and I must say that I am very pleased with how it all turned out. We've had a festival for kids and kids' comics in Malmö for about ten years now, but this was the first all-out adult comics festival and it drew a fair number of visitors, some really interesting guests from all over the world, many publishers and so on.

AltCom

Posted by on November 10th, 2010 at 2:31 AM

The comics festival AltCom in Malmö is already under way, with exhibitions all over the city, an alternative film festival last week and a comics anthology published and handed out for free. This weekend is the main focus, though, with

Autumn Harvest in Sweden

Posted by on October 12th, 2010 at 4:49 AM
Autumn is here and with it, the onslaught of books which always appears after the lull in publishing throughout the summer months. Quite a lot of interesting things made its début at the recent big Book Fair in Gothenburg, and

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