comics / English


The Excavation
Fantagraphics Books, 2017, 382 pages, B&W hardcover, 6.25" x 8.25"
ISBN-13 978-1-60699-984-4

A man and his girlfriend go to visit his family, only to find their home destroyed and his father Frankensteining his siblings. What’s going on? The couple is about to discover that nothing is as it seems: not their bodies; not the structures they inhabit (there are no doors); and not the police that wander in and out of their lives. And, no matter how many armed standoffs and car chases there are, you can never escape your parents — or the dead body under the kitchen table. Drawn in a slashing pen and ink style with raw crosshatching and heavy blacks, the author’s German Expressionist-influenced visual approach adds to the intense, claustrophobic feel of the work, like a graphic novel collaboration between Gary Panter and Edvard Munch. Based on the author’s dreams, The Excavation’s surreal verisimilitude recalls cult films like The Forbidden Zone and Eraserhead.



Fantagraphics Books, 1993, ISBN 1-56097-131-2, 72 pages, b/w, format 9" x 12"

This graphic novel about "safe sex suits, buildings that eat people, drunken foetuses with bazookas, money that shits on you, and recyclable bodies" became an instant classic and has so far been published in eleven languages.

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Death & Candy #1
Fantagraphics Books, 1999, 32 pages, b/w, format 6 5/8" x 9 6/8"

The first issue of Max Andersson's Harvey nominated original comic book contains Car-Boy, Wreck-Boy and the first part of the serial "The Excavation".


Death & Candy #2
Fantagraphics Books, 2001, 32 pages, b/w, format 6 5/8" x 9 1/2"

Flat Dog issue. Tractor-Girl, the second "Excavation" chapter plus "Bosnian Flat Dog" - first part of a collaboration with fellow Swedish cartoonist Sjunnesson.


Death & Candy #3
Fantagraphics Books, 2002, 32 pages, b/w and duotone, format 6 5/8" x 9 1/2"

Death and Candy (for the first appearance of these characters, see "Zero Zero" #12) as well as Johnny Gun and Gloria returns in two-color. Also: the third "Excavation" chapter and "Bosnian Flat Dog 2".


Death & Candy #4

Fantagraphics Books, 2005, 32 pages, b/w, format 6 5/8” x 9 1/2”

The last two chapters of Bosnian Flat Dog, involving US soldiers being abused in secret ice cream prisons, Tito zombie prostitutes and the Eurovision Song Contest. On top of that, this issue premieres (and not available anywhere else) the 4th part of the “Excavation” dream family saga - titled The Execution.


Bosnian Flat Dog

ISBN-10: 1-56097-740-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-56097-740-7
Fantagraphics Books, 2006, 112 pages, b/w, format 10” x 7 1/2”.

A unique collaboration between Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson resulted in this graphic novel-length piece of surreal comics journalism, erasing and re-drawing the borders between dream and reality to form a tale both sincere and fantastic. Each of them contributed to every single drawing to the extent that they no longer can tell just who did what. This has led to the emergence of an independent artistic entity, one who is neither of the two, but something else, unknown yet strangely familiar and perhaps a tiny bit scary. The story is based on true events.

This enlarged, reformatted edition has been carefully re-designed and expanded by the authors, and includes artwork not seen in previous editions.
It also contains an extensive illustrated glossary, a preface by Stefan Skledar and detailed maps of ex-Yugoslavia like you never saw it before (and never will again).

"This is a damned compelling book if you want a read that will wake you up and not lull you to sleep."
Win Wiaciek, Now Read This!


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Arrival of the Tito Train

Animateka 2011, 36 pages, b/w, format 12 x 7 cm

Flipbook containing an extended scene from Max Andersson's feature film TITO ON ICE, and an hommage to the brothers Lumière.


Zero Zero
Fantagraphics Books, 1995 - 2000

The leading comic book anthology of the late 1990's published a great number of short stories and one-pagers by Max Andersson (Issues no. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, and 27).


Gare du Nord

ISBN: 91-86540-91-2
Tago förlag, 1997, 192 pages, b/w, format 17 x 24,5 cm

An anthology that showcases comics artists from the Nordic countries, among them Max Andersson, who also provided the cover illustration.



ISBN-10: 1-5607-728-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-56097-728-5
Fantagraphics Books, 2006, 136 pages, b/w and color, format 9” x 12”

This extravagant, oversized anthology curated by former “Snake Eyes” co-editor Glenn Head features new work by Max in issues #1 and #3.


Last Gasp Comics and stories
Last Gasp, 1994 - 1997
Comics by Max Andersson appear in issues no. 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this anthology.


S’Not For Kids

Vortex Comics, 1991, 64 pages, b/w, format 6 1/4” x 8 1/2”

The first two stories by Max Andersson ever published in English appeared in this great little anthology edited by Matso!?


The Narrative Corpse

ISBN 0-9638129-4-7
Raw Books/Gates Of Heck, 1995, 20 pages, b/w, format 22,5 x 41,5 cm

Max Andersson contributed 3 panels to this “jam” project initiated by Art Spiegelman and Bob Sikoryak.


The Comics Journal Winter Special #1 Fantagraphics Books, 2002
Includes a special, square-format "Johnny Gun" strip.


Funny Book

Fantagraphics Books, 2005, 32 pages

This comic book special was distributed for free and includes one page of strips by Max Andersson.



ISBN 961-91025-1-7
Stripburger, 2003, 400 pages, b/w, 17 x 23,5 cm

International anthology on the theme of war. Includes a Max Andersson strip not published elsewhere outside of Sweden.


The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses

ISBN 9780143132486
Penguin Books, 2018, 240 pages, b/w, 21,5 x 27,5 cm

A conceptual game book for all ages with contributions by a selection of artists including Max Andersson.


Tintina and the Omega-Art

Bilderberg, 2018, 62 pages, b/w, 22 x 29,7 cm

Research project for purely scientific purposes of the extremely elitist association Bilderberg Konferenz Berlin, involving the collaborative efforts of some 60 international experts in the field of transgressive-subversive paracultural picto-sequential literature. Not for sale.


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