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Great, drop me an email! Not based in Sweden? No problem, I'm quite international and my work has featured in countries like France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Estonia and the UK.






I'M A SWEDISH ILLUSTRATOR AND COMIC BOOK ARTIST WITH A THING FOR THE ODD AND BEAUTIFUL. OH, AND LIMITED COLOUR SCHEMES (AS YOU MIGHT DISCOVER). I LIVE IN GÄVLE, SWEDEN, WITH MY HUSBAND AND COLLEUGE GUSTAF. IT'S FROM HIM I'VE GOT THE REALLY COOL SURNAME LORD.







HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORKS TO A COMPLETE STRANGER?
Ethereal, light, with few, but carefully chosen colours. Often there is a few odd details or combinations, to set the viewers imagination at work.

WHERE DO YOU DO YOUR CREATIVE WORK? DO YOU HAVE ONE PLACE WHICH YOU FEEL IS THE BEST FOR PERFORMING YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS? OR IT DOESN'T MATTER FOR YOU AND YOU'RE A KIND OF AN ARTIST WHO CAN CREATE JUST ANYWHERE?
It's different for different stages of the work. I can do rough sketches and ideas anywhere, as well as colouring or finishing a piece. But the serious sketching, with anatomy and composition and generally tackling the process of starting from a blank page, is best done in my studio at home.

DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR BEGINNINGS AS AN ARTIST? WHEN DID YOU DECIDE THAT IT'S SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO DO FOR A LIVING?
I have been drawing passionately all my life, but I never even considered it for a profession until my high school art teacher suggested I should become an illustrator. A higher education diploma in sequential art and graphic storytelling and a some years of professional experience later, I am.

DID YOUR STYLE SOMEHOW EVOLVE OR CHANGE OVER THE YEARS?
I've always been drawn to fairy tales and imagination, ever since I was a child (so much so I named my teddy Fantasi when I was just a toddler). Since then I've passed stages of fantasy and steampunk and much more beside. But I think my style is more mature now, less renderings of cliché motifs and more originality. I pay more attention to storytelling these days, and the fact that a hint of a story might be much more interesting than a far to obvious one.

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