Frode Øverli was born in 1968, Bergen, Norway. He began his career when he got a job at a magazine called Konk. Shortly thereafter he began working for the Norwegian MAD magazine, but only for a while. Then he moved to magazine Pyton, where his best known work was 'BirgerEgil' and 'The Deep Shit Junkies' in 1986. For magazine Bellona he drew 'Jubben & Toxy'. In 1996 Overli wanted to make his own comic, so he left Pyton. At this time he created 'Pondus', which was published in a newspaper and later the comic got its very own monthly magazine called Pondus Magazine. Pondus is a humorous comic, the gags are about the bus driver and football fan Pondus and his family and friends. The strip runs in more than 40 newspapers and magazines in six countries. 'Pondus' is the most popular newspaper comic in Norway. In 2000 Frode Øverli also created the comic 'Riksopitalet' which was published in magazine Geek. He also makes a comic called 'Rutetid'.