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Comic Creator

Oskar Andersson

O.A.

(11 January 1877 - 28 November 1906, Sweden)  Sweden

Oskar  Andersson

En Resa Jorden Runt by Oskar Andersson
En Resa Jorden Runt

Oskar Andersson, who signed with his well-known signature OA, is one of the most prominent and influential early Swedish comic artists. When Oskar Emil Andersson finished school, he was sent out to work for the Royal mint, just like his father. At the age of twenty, he tried successfully to sell some of his cartoons to Söndags-Nisse magazine, where he was soon employed. He started using the pseudonym O.A. The first comic he made was called 'Broderne Napoleon ach Bartholomeus Lunds fran Gronkoping resa jorden runt' ('The world trip of Napoleon and Bartholomeus Lunds from Gronkoping').

Mannen som gör vad som faler honom in, by O.A. Andersson
Mannen som gör vad som faler honom in (1902)

Between 1902 and 1906, inspired by American comics, he created the silent comic 'Mannen Som Gör Vad Som Faller Honom In' ('The Man Who Does Whatever Comes To His Mind'). In this comic strip, the protagonist does things everything wants to do, but no one dares. Andersson, a versatile artist who drew in several styles, also came up with 'Urhunden', about a prehistoric dog and its owner. In 1906, his life tragically ended in suicide.

comic art by Oskar Andersson

Last updated: 2010-10-15

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