Author, journalist, PhD, curator and professor – working with comics
A few months ago I showcased a rather interesting (well Ok, I think so anway…) little collectors comics print from sometime during the first half of the 1900s, featuring the Swedish character Adamson/Silent Sam, advertising the new invention of sugar cubes. Today, great friend Christian Kindblad gave me another four! One of these is numbered 24, so, only at least 19 left to get a full set :)
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.