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Oskar Forsgren, 1986-2010
posted August 31, 2010
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.
A 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.