Author, journalist, PhD, curator and professor – working with comics
What do you do when you need to get one of Northern Europe’s largest privately owned comics libraries sorted quickly after moving, in order to be able to compete in Comiquiz, the Nordic championship in comics knowledge? You call in the local chapter of the Swedish Comics Association of course! A big thank you to everyone who helped out tonight!
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.