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Comic Creator

Rit-Ola

Jan-Erik Garland

(25 August 1905 - 26 March 1988, Sweden)  Sweden

 Rit-Ola

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Jan-Erik Garland was a Swedish comic artist and sports journalist, who used the pseudonym Rit-Ola. He was the sport journalist with the magazine Idrottsbladet from 1928 to 1937, and then with Dagens Nyheter. Under the signature Rit-Ola, he created the comic 'Biffen och Bananen', that first appeared in Folket i Bild in 1936. 'Biffen och Bananen' ran until the mid 1960s and has also spawned two live-action films in the 1950s. Garland was also a political cartoonist for the newspaper Se. He is the father of comics artist Olle Berg.

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