Mowgli, art by Göte Göransson
Göte Göransson is a Swedish book illustrator and comic artist. He began his career drawing cartoons in the 1930s. His first comic was 'Kajsa och Brum-Brum', published in Socialdemokraten och Stockholms-Tidningen in 1939. During the 1940s he was mainly active as an illustrator for the magazines of publisher Åhlén & Åkerlunds. He succeeded Bovil on the comic series 'Sinuhe Egyptiern' in Året Rnt in 1949.
When Åhlén & Åkerlund began publishing comic books and magazines in 1950, Göransson became cover artist for Fantomen. He also created the western series 'Texas Jim'. In addition, he drew 'Tiger-Lasse' and 'Biggles' for Teknikens Värld and Svartskäggs Hemlighet' and 'Mowgli' in Kamratposten. He was also the author of the advertising strip 'Varg-Olle och blå Monarkerna' for Monark.
Skatten i de Fattigas By
In the late 1950s and 1960s he also made a comics version of 'The Count of Monte-Cristo' for Televisionens Klassiska äventyrshjältar, and several stories for the Swedish editions of Classics Illustrated. In the late 1960s, Göransson was associated with the Spanish agency Selecciones Ilustradas.
example of an educational comic by Göransson
He made the children's series 'Kloker och Filuren' in Vecko-Revyn (1968), as well as 'Kattedammens Hemlighet' and a comic adaptation of 'Skatten i de Fattigas By' in Kamratposten (1971-72). He retired in the late 1970s, but still drew the film parody 'Bröderna Jellonhjärta' in the Swedish MAD.
Biggles på Borneo