comics / Swedish

 

Pixy
Tago Förlag, 1992 ISBN 91-8654-022-X, 72 pages, b/w, format 24 x 32 cm

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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Vakuumneger
Tago Förlag, 1994 ISBN 91-8654-057-2 80 pages, b/w, format 24 x 32 cm.

Book collection of short stories from 1987 -1994. Includes Car-Boy, Lolita, Santa Claus, Pez & Mengele plus the infamous series of "fake" milk cartons.

 

Pistolen Johnny
Self-published mini-comic, 1997, 24 pages, b/w, format 8,5 x 8,5 cm

This story has since been reprinted in Zero Zero #19 (English), Lamort&Cie (French), Container #2 (German), The Adventures of Car-Boy (Japanese), Car-Boy - el niño coche (Spanish) and Döden (Swedish).

 

En skissbok av Max Andersson
Seriefrämjandet, 2001, 52 pages, b/w, format 20 x 21 cm

A collection of sketchbook drawings, illustrations, thumbnail sketches and rare comics, with comments by the author.

 

Döden
Galago, 2003, 72 pages, b/w and color, format 24 x 32 cm

This outrageously designed book, featuring an inside-out hand-separated color cover, collects short stories from 1995 - 2002. Includes Car-Boy, Tractor-Girl, Johnny Gun, Death, Candy and Flat Dog.

 

Bosnian Flat Dog

ISBN 91 89632 14 1
Kartago förlag, 2004, 88 pages, b/w, format 21,5 cm x 29 cm.

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 book edition 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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Container

Kartago förlag, 2005, 256 pages, b/w and color, format 20 cm x 26 cm

This is the ultimate collection of Max Andersson’s work in comics to date. Includes the entire three volumes Pixy, Vakuumneger and Döden, all of them previously out of print in Sweden, plus a bonus section of rare and previously unpublished material and a postscript by the author with sketchbook drawings, photos and more.

 

Max Andersson

Text by Tommie Jönsson

Orosdi-Back 2011, 128 pages, color, format 11 x 18 cm, ISBN 978-91-86593-12-4

Pocket-size introduction to the work of Max Andersson, including an interview as well as an abundance of previously unpublished drawings, comics, paintings, prints, sketches, photos and film stills.

 

Utgrävningen

Kartago Förlag 2016, 376 pages, b/w, format 14,8 x 20 cm, ISBN 9789175150963

The family visit with the adult son takes an unexpected turn when a faceless corpse emerges under the cinnamon buns. The attempt to dump the body fails, whereupon all male family members find themselves in jail and sentenced to death. A secret weapons cache and a game of collective Russian roulette paves the way for a daring escape. A surreal murder mystery full of situation comedy commences ...

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Galago
Tago/Atlantic/Galago

This long-lived magazine was the first to publish comics by Max Andersson and many other contemporary Swedish artists and writers, and continues to do so to this day.


Serum

Serum

Issue #20 of this literary magazine includes a Johnny Gun page.

 

Serieantologi 2014

Natt Förlag 2014, ISBN 978-91-981379-0-3

Presenting 29 comics creators with a connection to Norrland, this anthology includes the 4-page comic "Nature".

 

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