Author, journalist, PhD, curator and professor – working with comics
Today, finally, the four volume, 2000 pages long Comics Through Time arrived. I wrote my entries for this massive encyclopedia more than two years ago, so it’s gratifying to finally hold these volumes in my hands. In doing so, I realize that this encyclopedia is almost twice the size of Maurice Horns gigantic World Encyclopedia of Comics of my childhood.
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.