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Taking Swedish Comics Abroad Åsa Ekström x Kim W. Andersson

Taking Swedish Comics Abroad Åsa Ekström x Kim W. Andersson

Date and time

19 November (Mon) -30 November (Fri)
9:00-12:30, 13:30-17:00 (office hours)
10:00-17:00 (23 & 24 November)
*Closed on the 25 November (Sun)


Embassy of Sweden

Opening event

19 November, 19:00-21:30
Talk event with Åsa Ekström, Kim W. Andersson and the Japanese manga artist Chihiro Tamaki. Topic: “Taking Comics Abroad”

Free entrance/max. 90 people


Free of charge

Exhibition showing two of Sweden’s internationally most successful comic artists.

While their styles may be different from each other, they share a relentless drive to take Swedish comics abroad. With successful breakthroughs outside of Sweden, a love for Japan and a fascination for Japanese manga.


Kim W. Andersson:

Born in Sweden 1979, Kim has been a professional comic book creator for 15 years, creating stories in horror and sci-fi. His comics have been published in ten countries, including USA, Korea and France.

“Romantic horror” was the hallmark of Kim’s first comics series ‘Love Hurts’, short stories published monthly for seven years. Continuing the theme of horror, Kim’s first graphic novel, the multi-awarded ‘Alena’, was in 2015 made into a major motion picture. The movie was well received at film festivals all over the world.

Made for American publisher Dark Horse Comics,  ‘Astrid, Cult of the Volcantic Moon’ is Kim’s latest work – an epic sci-fi adventure telling the story of a space heroine named Astrid.

Åsa Ekström:

Born in Sweden 1983, Åsa discovered Japanese Manga and after watching the anime ‘Sailor Moon’ at a young age. Making her debut in Sweden in 2004, she continued to draw ‘Sayonara September’; a three volume Shojo Manga set in Sweden (Published in Japan in 2015 by Creek & River Co., Ltd.).

Moving to Japan in 2011, she started to draw ‘Nordic Girl Åsa discovers the Mysteries of Japan’; a strip comic about life in Japan from a Swedish perspective (KADOKAWA, 2015-2018). The series span 5 volumes and are currently serialized in Asahi Shimbuns Saturday edition ‘be’, as well as for Swedish car manufacturer Volvo at their online lifestyle magazine ’THE VOLVO LIFE

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