Swedish illustrator, designer and comic book artist who occasionally ventures into the uncharted areas of fine art. After several years as a wallpaper designer at Duro Tapet, I now share my working hours between freelance commissions under the Studio Lord banner and projects at various companies, most recently as an illustrator for an interactive education software by Liber Infinitas Learning. Off hours I also create a graphic novel, based on a true story of a Cold War era spy central hidden in plain sight in a sleepy Swedish town. Follow the work on the Tumblr production blog.
Registered for corporation tax. Member of The association of Swedish illustrators and graphic designers.
FUN ACTIVITIES FOR ANYONE
Commission: Brain teaser published in Gefle Dagblad newspaper december 12, 2018.
The following text was next to the illustration: “The Chameleons have left the jungle to celebrate Christmas in town. But before long, the little blighters got distracted and soon lost. Can you find them all?" The solution was accompanied by this text : "When the snow stops, the kids bring out their red hula hoops, just as they learned. Now we see them nice and clear. Everybody back together just in to for a merry Christmas dinner. ”
Digital illustration 2018.
PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS
Commission: Twenty-four illustrations with a humorous touch for a picture book aimed at children aged four and older. The book tells the story of all the fun you can have with your grandfather. If you have one.
Made with a mix of traditional and digital technics. Red and black pencils, watercolours and digital colouring. The books are hand binded by Carl Krantz.
WRAP AROUND COVER
Commission: "Draw all your worst nightmares – in one illustration". That was the challenge when making the illustration for horror/comedy anthology magazine Deep Dark Downstairs Drawing Society. Ink wash.
Private commission: Draw a poster of a man and his two dogs - as superheroes. The person's love for pizza, comics and Rubiks Cube, must be included. The poster was designed in a retro comic book cover manner and featured the concept of The Delivery-Man, a superhero who gained his powers from a radioactive calzone.
CLIENT: LIBER DIGITAL EDUCATION
Commission: Illustrations for a digital education software for basic knowledge in Swedish, and information on Swedish traditions and society. The illustrations are used to explain words and expressions, such as the difference between teach and learn, or as visual aid to learning the name of objects like kitchen utensils or furniture.
The style of the illustrations needed to be representative, convey a positive feeling and preferably not take more than twenty minutes to draw. In total, the number of illustrations amounted to 1500!
VISUALISING GLOBAL WARMING
Commission: Illustration to charity for raising awareness on climate change and risks. Done in several versions; in pencils, ink, and even as a t-shirt print.
THINGS SHE DROPPED
Also known as Godzilla was here. Pencils and watercolour on paper, 35 x 50 cm. First shown at the exhibition Half Whale, Half Gorilla 2012 and later Teckning 2018. The image was also used on flyers to promote the closing day of the exhibition where it originally debuted.
Ink wash editorial illustration to the article En dröm om nya Börsplan (A Dream of new Exchange Plaza) written by Kristian Ekenberg for Gefle Dagblad newspaper 16th december 2016.
ÖGONBLICK UR HISTORIEN: NÄR KGB SÅLDE BILAR I GÄVLE
Poster for upcoming comic about a car showroom in Gävle turning out to be a KGB operation. True story!
The upper two paintings are picturing hotels in the mediterranean turned to refugee sanctuaries. They were first shown at the exhibition Bländverk in Hudiksvall, 2016. Acrylics on board, 70 x 50 cm. Both are sold.
The bottom two paintings are still for sale and shown here at the 2017 Gaffel Studios Fall Exhibition. 120 x 60 cm and 40 x 50 cm, respectively.
CLIENT: BARNENS BAKBOK
Commission: Cover, mascot and instructional illustrations for children baking book.
Illustrator, designer and comic book creator.
Born in a Gothenburg, Sweden, 1983.
Lives and works in Gävle, Sweden since 2008.
- Vistelsestipendieum Grez-sur-Loing – residency at Hôtel Chevallion, Grez-sur-Loing, 2018
- Region Gävleborgs kulturstipendium – County Council of Gävleborg Culture Grant , 2017
- Erik Johan Ljungbergs Utbildningsfond – The Ljungberg Foundation, 2008
|2016-present||Freelance illustrator, designer, animator and comic book artist||Studio Lord|
|2016-2018||Illustrator||Liber Infinitas Education|
|2012-2015||Designer||Duro Sweden AB|
|2005-2012||Freelance illustrator, designer and comic book artist||Lordnet|
|2008-2010||Fine Art Diploma||Bollnäs Folk High School, Gävle|
|2006-2008||University Diploma in Sequential Art & Visual Storytelling||University of Gävle|
|2003-2006||BA of Business Administration||Linnæus University|
|2002||Graduate Diploma of Illustration||Forsbergs Skola|
|1999-2002||Natural Science Program||Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet|
Workshops & Lectures
|2019||Drawing Workshop||Skärplinge Library|
|2018||Workshop "Draw Stories"||Gävleborg County Museum|
|2018||Manga Workshop||Tierp Library|
|2017||Print design lecture||Gävle Culture Center|
|2017||Comics Workshop, kids||Tierp Library|
|2017||Comics Workshop, youths||Tierp Library|
|2017||Art Studio Presentation||Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå|
|2018||Open Kiosk||Group exhibition||Kulturkiosken, Gävle|
|2018||Teckning '18||Jury determined group exhibition||Sandviken Konsthall|
|2017||Gaffel Medlemsutställning||Group exhibition||Vävaren, Gävle|
|2017||Skutt'17||Jury determined group exhibition||Sveriges fängelsemuseum, Gävle|
|2017||Vinterfestivalen||Snow sculpture||Boulogner Forest, Gävle|
|2016||X-Art Stop||Art festival||Kilafors|
|2016||Open Kiosk||Group exhibition||Kulturkiosken, Gävle|
|2016||Bländverk||w/ Elin Hjulström||Galleri 316 Kubik, Hudiksvall|
|2016||Vinterfestivalen||Snow sculpture||Boulogner Forest, Gävle|
|2015||X-Art Stop||Art Festival||Holmsveden|
|2014||Frozen Art Park Show||(organizer)||Gävle|
|2012||Half Whale Half Gorilla||Solo exhibition||Kulturkiosken, Gävle|
|2012||Konst på väg||Group exhibition||Tierp|
|2012||Balloons||w/ Elin Hjulström||Galleri Kungla Kelder, Tallin|
|2011||KONSTiga torget||Art Festival||Bollnäs|
|2011||Skissalong||Group exhibition||Galleri Lars Palm, Sandviken|
|2010||Trampolin||Group exhibition||Gävle Konstcentrum|
|2010||Serieveckan||Group exhibition||Gothenburg City Library|
|2009||Skisser, Konst & Identitet||Group exhibition||Silvanum, Gävle|
|2009||Open Kiosk||Group exhibition||Kulturkiosken, Gävle|
|2009||Videokonst||Video exhibition on screens||Gävleborg County|
|2009||Närproducerat Screening||Group video screening||Kulturkiosken, Gävle|
|2008||Nyfiken||Group exhibition||Epsilon Center, Hofors|
|2008||Teckning '08||Jury determined group exhibition||Sandviken Konsthall|
|2018||Gefle Dagblad, 12 dec.||MittMedia||Illustration||2018||Deep Dark Downstairs Drawing Society||Studio Lord||Illustration; layout; publishing|
|2017||Gefle Dagblad, 3 sep.||MittMedia||Illustration|
|2016||Gefle Dagblad, 16 dec.||MittMedia||Illustration|
|2016||Forum Konst||Region Gävleborg||Logotyp design; illustration|
|2015||Zapp #1-2||Egmont||Comic art; illustration|
|2014||Zapp #1-6||Egmont||Comic art; illustration|
|2014||Feministiskt Initiativ folder||F!||Comics|
|2013||Zapp #1-5||Egmont||Comic art; illustration|
|2012||Comic Royale #6||Serieföreningen Comic Royale||Comics|
|2012||The Storygraph vol.1 #2||thestorygraph.com||Illustration|
|2011||Livet som gåva, DVD||Nadino Media||Cover illustration; design|
|2011||Comic Royale #5||Serieföreningen Comic Royale||Comics|
|2011||Bakteriekultur Magasin #3||förlag||Art|
|2010||Comic Royale #4||Serieföreningen Comic Royale||Comics|
|2010||Trampolin, exhibition catalogue||Konstskolan i Gävle||Design|
|2010||Svenska Superserier #10||Svenska Superserier||Comics|
|2009||Poste Restante||PostNord||Webcomic strips|
|2009||Närproducerat, catalogue||Konstskolan i Gävle||Design|
|2009||Comic Royale #3||Serieföreningen Comic Royale||Comics|
|2008||Kan själv||Barnens bakbok||Illustrations; cover design|
|2008||Aniara Epilog||Xinombra||Comic strip|
|2008||Svenska Superserier #8||Svenska Superserier||Comics|
|2008||Vasa - the Ship That Sank||Kulturpoolen i Falun||Comic art; design|
|2008||Drömmen om Vasa||Kulturpoolen i Falun||Comic art; design|
|2008||Comic Royale #2||Hofors serieförening||Comics|
|2007||Comic Royale #1||Hofors Serieförening||Comics|
|2007||Metro 20 feb.||Modern Times Group||Comic strip|
|2019||Om FNs Barnkonvention||Animated information film produced by Hello Films for Myndigheten för delaktighet||2D animator||2019||Om MFD||Animated information film produced by Hello Films for Myndigheten för delaktighet||2D animator|
|2017||Stallet||Animated information film produced by Hello Films for Funktionsrätt i Sverige||2D animator|
|2017||Spinning||Animated music video produced by Hello Films for Dark Link Light||2D animator|
|2017||Plussa Sandviken||Animated illustration for Sandviken Kommun||Illustrator; Storyboard Artist|
|2017||Trailer||Animated trailer produced by Hello Films for Emmaboda Bio||2D animator; character designer|
|2011||Deserted Walk||Award winning (Exit Filmfestival) animated short movie.||Art director; post production artist|
|2009||Vänstertendens||Art-film, video-montage||Director; writer|
|2008||Pong||Stop motion shown at Kobra, SVT||Animator, director|
Board member of the non-profit art studio association Gaffel (Gävle Ateljéförening) from 2011 to 2017 and acted as chairman from 2013 to 2017. Since stepping down I'm now part of the election comittee.