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Oskar Forsgren, 1986-2010
posted August 31, 2010
 

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The Swedish cartoonist and illustrator Oksar Forsgren has died, according to word passed along by Joakim Gunnarsson and confirmed in the comments thread by someone speaking to a family member.

imageA young cartoonist who was beginning to score professional opportunities in illustration and in comics, Forsgren placed work long-running and now defunct children's publication Bamse. He won the professional class cartooning contest held by the magazine Herman Hedning for two comedy series entries, Hundliv and Ledans Lustgard. He placed illustrations and comics in the Vasterbotten Courier and provided advertising-related drawings to a company called Stockholm Design.

In his blog, Forsgren talked about a variety of projects both picture-books and comics amid a torrent of posts detailing anecdotes from his personal life, analyzing other cartoonists, and even describing a rejection or two. He cited Blankets as a favorite comics memoir.

A service will be held on September 17.

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