Archive for April, 2016

Visiting the new exhibition with art by Liv Strömquist.

Visiting the new exhibition with art by Liv Strömquist.

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Review: Framtidens Arab 1 and 2

I recently wrote a review of the two first volumes of Riad Sattouf´s masterpiece L’Arabe du future for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. It can now be found in its digital form here.

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Review: Mannen som sköt Lucky Luke

Mannen som sköt Lucky LukeMannen som sköt Lucky Luke by Matthieu Bonhomme
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first album in what is likely to be a series of “extraordinary adventure” with Lucky Luke, probably inspired by the successful book series with independent, more experimental comics with Spirou and Fantasio. The latter are often enjoyable, albeit of varying quality, depending on who the publisher chooses to invite to play with these classic characters. It was therefore with some hope, but also a certain amount of trepidation that I started reading this first volume.

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Review: Leopardkvinnan

LeopardkvinnanLeopardkvinnan by Yann
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A new album in the specials series with Spirou and Fantasio. One again, the script is by Olivier Schwartz and the drawings by Yann, who together previously created Operation Bat in the same series. These albums, which were originally intended as stand-alone stories in which various comics artists could try out wild ideas, is now more and more being built together into an alternate continuity. This is, as I said Schwartz´ and Yann´s second book, which begins immediately where the last one ended and has an open ending with an indication that there will be a third volume. Additionally, the album Spirou – Portrait of the hero as an innocent young man by Émile Bravo can also be said to be part of the same continuity

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Giving the inauguration speech at Kim W. Andersson’s new exhibition

Today I gave the inauguration speech at Kim W. Andersson's new exhibition, and actually managed to make him a bit embarrassed I think :)

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At the grand opening of Kim W. Andersson’s exhibition, in his (and my) hometown Staffanstorp.

At the grand opening of Kim W. Andersson's exhibition, in his (and my) hometown Staffanstorp.

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Comics publishing in Sweden is getting more interesting by the minute!

Comics publishing in Sweden is getting more interesting by the minute!

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Visiting the local comics festival Seriefest, and the stand for the Comic Art School.

Visiting the local comics festival Seriefest, and the stand for the Comic Art School.

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