Author, journalist, PhD, curator and professor – working with comics
Whoa! Visiting another really emotionally exhausting exhibition (it’s turning out to be a good exhibition year for the Angoulême festival): the Korean exhibition on the “comfort women”, i.e. the Korean women who were forced to be prostitutes for the Japanese army during WWII. Major controversy surrounding this exhibition, with Japan launching a formal complaint to the festival.
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.