Author, journalist, PhD, curator and professor – working with comics
Slowly growing my collection of Adamson merchandise. The latest addition is the guy to the right, which seems to be a later, somewhat cruder replica of the classic Goebels decanter. But why make it a mirror image, with the cigarr in the other corner of his mouth? And why the dark skin hue? Anyone who knows anything about this?
Fredrik Strömberg is a journalist, author and historian, who has studied comics since the early 1990’s. He is one of the editors of Bild & Bubbla, Scandinavia’s largest as well as the world’s second oldest magazine about comics, and the Chairman of the Swedish Comics Association. He writes regularly for newspapers and magazines about comics, heads the Comic Art School of Sweden and sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Comic Art. Among the books he has written are the English language Swedish Comics History, Black Images in the Comics, The Comics Go to Hell and Comic Art Propaganda. Strömberg lives in Sweden and is currently working on a number of new books about comics.