Friday, October 24, 2014

Another poster

Poster for choir concert next weekend. Beautiful and very, very old music from Spanish renaissance composer Thomás Luis de Victoria. Hagakyrkan Göteborg, Nov 1 at 5 pm. See You there!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


This lovely little excavator was parked for the weekend outside the building where I live. Left there for me to draw from this sweet angle?
Thank you!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

3D-printing I

Finally found some time to pick up the 3D-modeling/printing-thread  from last years workshop at KKV. 3D-printing still feels like science fiction (and I like it).

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Block printing IV: Masonite and linocut

Another tree with drilled holes as highlights in the leaves. I can't decide if I like these perfectly rounded dots or not - I think maybe they look more like small lights or sparkle than actual leaves? The tower in the small linocut is tilting - I didn't see that until I saw the print. Could've fixed that in Photoshop before posting but I didn't... because that's cheating. ;-)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Block printing III: Linocut

I got me some really nice swiss lino-cutting tools earlier this summer. I'll probably keep focusing on the larger prints while I'm here - I can make small linocuts at home or in my regular studio. But I had to try them though and the quality of the knives really makes it fun to do small prints.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Block printing II: More masonite-cut

It's been really warm here. 30°C day after day. Quite exhausting. Luckily for me the garage, shaded by some large pines, is the only place here at my parents place where the temperature is at least somewhat comfortable. I keep making big block prints in masonite board with my proof press. Lots of fun and I think the prints come out real nice.

My buddy Per likes them too.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Block printing I: Masonite-cut

Spending some time at my parents house. No woodwork yet this summer but I've wiped the dust off my old proof press and set it up in the garage. I've used it mostly for small lino cuts earlier but now I wanted to do something larger. I also wanted to use non conventional tools for creating the shapes for the block. Tools like band saw, regular drills and  the "chisel-drill".  A fantastic device that makes square holes. No I'm not kidding, see picture below! I picked masonite board as my material for the block. It worked fine with the flying flaming ape-scull where I used mostly the band saw (I have to find out a way to make the colors align better though). But  not so well with the big ship where i had to  use normal woodcutting tools for some of the details. The masonite is  quite hard on the surface but soft and cardboard like underneath, which makes it fragile. And the water soluble color I'm using makes the masonite swell. Maybe I can find something to harden it with once it's cut? Otherwise I don't think it will last for many prints. Some varnish maybe? Or oil?

The test prints are approx. 30 x 60 cm.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sci-Fi Art II

No commission this one - pure self-indulgement.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Music again

Just a reminder about my album available at Spotify and other digital platforms. Specifics in earlier post. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


I'm illustrating a spread about Greek mythology this week. A dear subject for me - strong characters, cool clothes and every now and then - an occasional monster. Here's a favourite: Hades, the god of the underworld with his three-headed dog Cerberus.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Music

It's the glorious digital era when anyone can be an international recording artist, even your regular children's book illustrator from the deep woods of Sweden.

 Check out my album at for example Spotify. It's also available at Wimp, Google Play, Deezer, Amazon, iTunes etc. I guess using my name as search-word would be the easiest way to find it there.

It's mostly me playing but my good buddy Björn Fryklund of Freak Kitchen-fame plays some excellent drums on two tracks. Hope You like it!

And yes, I did the cover illustration. I thought that was convenient, being an illustrator and all...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Here's a poster I did for the fine choir Haga Motettkör. For a concert this comming friday.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Another camera

Yes it's that time again: a good friend who's also a photographer is turning 50 and thus I make a wooden camera. Stefan and me had this thing for a simple plastic camera from the 50's called Agfa Clack some twenty years ago so this piece has a slight reminiscence of that.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sci-Fi Art I

I went down-hill skiing a few weeks ago and the sight of the futuristic and jet engine looking snow guns made me want to go into Moebius-land. Strange, epic sized constructions in a desert landscape…  Is there snow guns on Mars?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Digital Painting

I'm trying to apply my painting-style to photoshop. Here's a recent example, a stone-age huntress for a school-book in history. I like the ability to endlessly change my mind and try new stuff but that also make it just as time-consuming as traditional painting.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Odin Family

Here's a "family portrait" of some characters  from Scandinavian mythology. I'm generally quite fond of doing historical stuff but with the mythology dimension added it's even more fun. Mainly because it allows You some freedom in the details. Odin's winged helmet for example, is of course not historical accurate, it belongs more in a Wagner opera, but it looks cool.

From left to right: Siv, Thor, Odin, Frigg, Frej and Freja. Illustration for school book about religion.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Opening at Örebro Läns Museum

Back from Örebro where the pictures from Rådhusets Julkalender is on display until February 23. Pay a visit at Örebro Läns Museum if You're in the neighborhood. I  met my sponsors from Karl-Johanskolan, the fine people from SOUL design who's the brains and hands behind the project and some of my dear fellow illustrators. I also got to meet the public.

Seriously, everybody was of course very nice and appreciative. And It's always rewarding to take part in events that are public as opposed to the solitary existence one leads for the most part. By oneself in the studio, all alone with all the difficult and important decisions of the trade. Ha! We even got to sign autographs!

Reproductions of my contribution (and of course all the other illustrators) is for sale here.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Yes, dinosaurs feasting on cinnamon buns. From the next Fille & Gonkan-book which I did the illustrations for.

It's funny - the things I liked to draw when I was 11-12 years old is still the funniest to draw now at 51. Spaceships, astronauts, robots, monsters, knights in armour on horses, castles, pirates, airplanes, cowboys and indians. And of course... DINOSAURS.

Will I ever grow up? I hope not.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Freak Guitar III

The logo I drew for Mattias IA Eklundh appears in some very gratifying places for a guitar-nerd like me. The fretboard inlay is the first time my work has been "published" in mother of pearl on rosewood. Nice!

Cheeck out the wonderful Caparison guitars here. And again, make shure You check out Mattias IA Eklundh's amazing world of music. Start here.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Deep Sea Angler Fish

My first drawing of the year - an angler fish. A scary beast who lives in the deepest oceans. For a book about world records in nature. I wouldn't mind if all the following drawings this coming year is this fun to make. The uglier the fish - the happier the illustrator!