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Henri Gylander framför sitt multimediakonstverk En helt ny människa, på Serieskolan.

Henri Gylander framför sitt multimediakonstverk En helt ny människa, på Serieskolan.

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Mats Jonsson föreläser på Serieskolan under det självbiografiska temat.

Mats Jonsson föreläser på Serieskolan under det självbiografiska temat.

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Probably one of the oldest comics murals still in existence in Angoulême.

Probably one of the oldest comics murals still in existence in Angoulême.

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Winners of the award for best album of the year, Philippe de Pierpont and Eric Lambé for Paysage apres la battallie, with the presenter and president of the jury, Posy Simmonds.

Winners of the award for best album of the year, Philippe de Pierpont and Eric Lambé for Paysage apres la battallie, with the presenter and president of the jury, Posy Simmonds.

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Action in the Swedish booth, with signings by Kim W. Andersson and Mattias Adolfsson.

Action in the Swedish booth, with signings by Kim W. Andersson and Mattias Adolfsson.

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The panel on Swedish epic comics, with Kim W. Andersson and Fabian Göransson is under way.

The panel on Swedish epic comics, with Kim W. Andersson and Fabian Göransson is under way.

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Major review of Kim W. Andersson’s graphic novel Alena in the French journal Zoo.

Major review of Kim W. Andersson's graphic novel Alena in the French journal Zoo.

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Day three at the Festival International de la Bande dessinée in Angoulême and the crowds have arrived en masse.

Day three at the Festival International de la Bande dessinée in Angoulême and the crowds have arrived en masse.

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The bust of Hergé being used for a greater purpose :)

The bust of Hergé being used for a greater purpose :)

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The great team that organized the Swedish booth in Angoulême 2017.

The great team that organized the Swedish booth in Angoulême 2017.

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And now, the Valerian exhibition. Great to see originals by Mézières, but the props from the film stole the show.

And now, the Valerian exhibition. Great to see originals by Mézières, but the props from the film stole the show.

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Dinner with the Swedish delegation in Angoulême 2017.

Dinner with the Swedish delegation in Angoulême 2017.

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The new French edition of Alena by Kim W. Andersson. Come and listen to him and Fabian Göranson talk about epic Swedish comics at the Conservatoire at 16.30 today if you are in Angoulême.

The new French edition of Alena by Kim W. Andersson. Come and listen to him and Fabian Göranson talk about epic Swedish comics at the Conservatoire at 16.30 today if you are in Angoulême.

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Moose sausages at the reception at the Swedish booth. Art by the inimitable Mattias Adolfsson.

Moose sausages at the reception at the Swedish booth. Art by the inimitable Mattias Adolfsson.

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Chaos at the Swedish booth!

Chaos at the Swedish booth!

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Visiting the big Herman exhibition. Nicely done, but a bit exhausting with so many originals.

Visiting the big Herman exhibition. Nicely done, but a bit exhausting with so many originals.

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Hilding Sandgren drawing live at the Swedish scene in Angoulême.

Hilding Sandgren drawing live at the Swedish scene in Angoulême.

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At the big Will Eisner exhibition. Really well done. Moody in a Spirit kind of way and shock full of beautiful originals.

At the big Will Eisner exhibition. Really well done. Moody in a Spirit kind of way and shock full of beautiful originals.

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The panel on the best Swedish comics, featuring publishers Johannes Klenell, Jens Andersson and Sofia Olsson, with yours truly as moderator and Maria Ridelberg-Lemonie as fearless translator into French.

The panel on the best Swedish comics, featuring publishers Johannes Klenell, Jens Andersson and Sofia Olsson, with yours truly as moderator and Maria Ridelberg-Lemonie as fearless translator into French.

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Artist Rui Tenreiro drawing live to music for a rapt audience, at the Swedish scene in Angoulême.

Artist Rui Tenreiro drawing live to music for a rapt audience, at the Swedish scene in Angoulême.

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The official breakfast with the Swedish and French publishers is under way.

The official breakfast with the Swedish and French publishers is under way.

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In Angoulême. Baoom!

In Angoulême. Baoom!

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Sometimes the parcels containing comics sent to me also has to be preserved and kept in the library

Ibland måste även paketen som seriena anländer i bevaras i mitt bibliotek./Sometimes the parcels containing comics sent to me also has to be preserved and kept in the library.

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New issue!

New issue/nytt nummer! #bild&bubbla

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Another great portrait, this time by Pelle Forshed, done between signings in the Swedish booth at SoBD. #sobd #comics #bd #paris #swedishcomics

Another great portrait, this time by Pelle Forshed, done between signings in the Swedish booth at SoBD.

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A great portrait by the ever charming Justin Hall, from when he was staying at our house and teaching at the Comic Art School.

A great portrait by the ever charming Justin Hall, from when he was staying at our house and teaching at the Comic Art School.

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More signings in the Swedish booth. Day three and the interest in Swedish comics is still high. #sobd #bd #swedishcomics #paris

More signings in the Swedish booth. Day three and the interest in Swedish comics is still high.

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Signing at the Swedish booth.

Signing at the Swedish booth.

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A Jaques Tati inspired cafe, where the owner played traditional Swedish singer songwriter tunes, and danced around in a bright red wig. Psychedelic. Paris delivers!

A Jaques Tati inspired cafe, where the owner played traditional Swedish singer songwriter tunes, and danced around in a bright red wig. Psychedelic. Paris delivers!

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SoBD, one of the nicest comics festivals I’ve ever visited.

SoBD, one of the nicest comics festivals I've ever visited.

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Media attention is focused on the Swedish comics booth.

Media attention is focused on the Swedish comics booth.

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And finally, the third panel, on Swedish female comics artist. Here you can tell that I’m starting to get tired, after having been on stage for three hours straight…

And finally, the third panel, on Swedish female comics artist. Here you can tell that I'm starting to get tired, after having been on stage for three hours straight...

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The second panel on Swedish contemporary comics, with Maria Ridelberg-Lemoine translating all our jumbled answers into beautiful French.

The second panel on Swedish contemporary comics, with Maria Ridelberg-Lemoine translating all our jumbled answers into beautiful French.

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The first panel on Swedish comics, with the fantastic Philippe Morin as moderator.

The first panel on Swedish comics, with the fantastic Philippe Morin as moderator.

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Part of the Swedish comics exhibition at SoBD.

Part of the Swedish comics exhibition at SoBD.

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Introducing Swedish comics to the Parisian audience.

Introducing Swedish comics to the Parisian audience.

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Trying to visit the legendary bookstore Un Regard Moderne, which has opened again after the tragic death of its owner.

Trying to visit the legendary bookstore Un Regard Moderne, which has opened again after the tragic death of its owner.

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Hilding Sandgren and Anneli Furmark signing in the Swedish booth at SoBD.

Hilding Sandgren and Anneli Furmark signing in the Swedish booth at SoBD.

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Second day with SoBD, at the very center of Paris.

Second day with SoBD, at the very center of Paris.

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Finally arrived at SoBD. The Swedish booth right up front!

Finally arrived at SoBD. The Swedish booth right up front!

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Knut Larsson improvises a sign for the Swedish booth at SoBD.

Knut Larsson improvises a sign for the Swedish booth at SoBD.

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The Eisner Award nominated comics artist Justin Hall, giving a lecture at the Comic Art School of Malmö.

The Eisner Award nominated comics artist Justin Hall, giving a lecture at the Comic Art School of Malmö.

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Strike a pose! Kim W. Andersson at the grand opening of his exhibition at Rum för serier, Malmö.

Strike a pose! Kim W. Andersson at the grand opening of his exhibition at Rum för serier, Malmö.

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The great master Anneli Furmark lectures at the Comic Art School.

The great master Anneli Furmark lectures at the Comic Art School.

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On stage, talking about comics in the school, with teachers extraordinaire: Helga Boström and Melinda Galaczy.

On stage, talking about comics in the school, with teachers extraordinaire: Helga Boström and Melinda Galaczy.

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Årets första scenframträdande på Bokmässan: samtal med författarna till de ypperliga pedagogiska serieböckerna om Curly Bracket.

Årets första scenframträdande på Bokmässan: samtal med författarna till de ypperliga pedagogiska serieböckerna om Curly Bracket.

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After about twenty years of these beauties sittning on a shelf in the manga section of my library, I can now finally, actually read the comics. Big thanks to the indefatigable Frederik L. Schodt. #manga #ozamutezuka #frederiklschodt

After about twenty years of these beauties sittning on a shelf in the manga section of my library, I can now finally, actually read the comics. Big thanks to the indefatigable Frederik L. Schodt.

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Wohoo! New issue, with cover by Rutu Modan, two interviews with Joann Sfar, preview of new book by Åsa Grennvall and much more. #comics #rutumodan #joannsfar #proud

Wohoo! New issue, with cover by Rutu Modan, two interviews with Joann Sfar, preview of new book by Åsa Grennvall and much more.

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A few new books to read…

A few new books to read...

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Indian graphic novels

Planning to update my knowledge on the bourgeoning Indian graphic novel market during the next year or so. Thanks to Sumit Kumar and Thomas Karlsson for getting me started with this little gem.

Planning to update my knowledge on the bourgeoning Indian graphic novel market during the next year or so. Thanks to Sumit Kumar and Thomas Karlsson for getting me started with this little gem.

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Casually reading Previews and suddenly… Bam! A new book by Kim W. Andersson!

Casually reading Previews and suddenly... Bam! A new book by Kim W. Andersson!

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At the library

Gick på biblioteket och fick syn på denne man, läsandes kvalitetslitteratur. Hm, ser han inte bekant ut på något sätt ...

Just visited to the local library, and found comics artist and professor Gunnar Krantz reading my book Seriebiblioteket (The Comics Library).

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A beautiful hand painted bottle from the 1930s

Ok, så nu måste jag alltså köpa 91:ans julalbum från 1939 som jämförelse?

Just bought this beauty, with a painting of the Swedish comics character 91:an. OK, so now I’ll probably have to buy the christmas album from 1939, which quite obviously was the model of the drawing.

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Oooh, some really, really early originals by Rune Andreasson, showcased at the upcoming exhibition on the children’s comic Bamse.

Oooh, some really, really early originals by Rune Andreasson, showcased at the upcoming exhibition on the children's comic Bamse.

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The big exhibition on the Swedish national treasure, the children’s comic Bamse, is being built as we speak, with loads and loads of originals from the comic’s 50 year history.

The big exhibition on the Swedish national treasure, the children's comic Bamse, is being built as we speak, with loads and loads of originals from the comic's 50 year history.

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And the hits just keep on coming

And the hits just keep on coming. This "little" tome (it's almost 500 pages long) was published a while ago, but I just now got a copy. I contributed with the article "Propaganda in Graphic Novels: Sex, War & Politics!".

This “little” tome (it’s almost 500 pages long) was published a while ago, but I just now got a copy. I contributed with the article “Propaganda in Graphic Novels: Sex, War & Politics!”.

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The Second book from the Comics Archive

More brand new books with contributions by yours truly. This is the second book from the Swedish Comics Archive, focusing on the comics culture in Sweden in the 1960s. I've contributed an interview with pioneering comics historian Sture Hegerfors, and an article about the likewise pioneering female comics artist Ulla van Rooy, who illustrated a graphic novel as early as 1960.

More brand new books with contributions by yours truly. This is the second book from the Swedish Comics Archive, focusing on the comics culture in Sweden in the 1960s. I’ve contributed an interview with pioneering comics historian Sture Hegerfors, and an article about the likewise pioneering female comics artist Ulla van Rooy, who illustrated a graphic novel as early as 1960.

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Just hit the jackpot! Bought a major collection of originals, sketches, photos and more from the late, great Oscar Jacobsson. I can feel a book coming on…

Just hit the jackpot! Bought a major collection of originals, sketches, photos and more from the late, great Oscar Jacobsson. I can feel a book coming on...

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This just arrived, with my article “Comics Studies in the Nordic Countries – field or discipline?”.

This just arrived, with my article "Comics Studies in the Nordic Countries - field or discipline?".

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Graduation day at the Comic Art School. Many new and interesting artists about to enter and enrich the comics community!

Graduation day at the Comic Art School. Many new and interesting artists about to enter and enrich the comics community!

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Adrian Malmgren presents Wicked Hero at the public examination of the Comic Art School.

Adrian Malmgren presents Wicked Hero at the public examination of the Comic Art School.

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And… we’re off! Public examination of the students at the Comic Art School.

And... we're off! Public examination of the students at the Comic Art School.

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Crowded at the grand opening of the Comic Art School’s exhibition.

Crowded at the grand opening of the Comic Art School's exhibition.

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