Malin Biller Bredefeldt is a comic artist from Sweden who draws autobiographical comic stories under the title 'Biller'. Born in Helsingborg and raised in Hammarö, Värmland, she attended the Comic Art School in Malmö from 2002 to 2004.
She published her earliest work in self-published fanzines, but she first gained a wider audience with her series 'Prutt-Lucia', starring the character Kaxiga Mia, in Serie-Paraden in 2003. Since then, her work has been published in several other magazines, including Galago, ETC Comics, Komika Magasin, Pondus, Ernie, Hjälp, M and Lantis. Her children's series 'Doris & Loppan' was publihsed in Pets (2004-05) and Maskot (2005 onwards).
Om någon vrålar i skogen
Although her autobiographical comics are usually filled with wacky humour, she has also dealt with heavier themes, such as bullying and growing up with an alcoholic father ('Välkommen till Hammarö', 2003). Her 2010 graphic novel 'Om någon vrålar i skogen' was also a realistic autobiographical drama, and thus differing from her regular work.
The more comical 'Biller' strips, which she describes as autobiographical fantasy, were published in PunktSE in 2007-08 and from then on in Sörmlands Nyheter. Her work has been collected in books like 'Billerboken' (2005), 'Du vet att du vill!' (2008) and 'LyckoBiller' (2009).
Biller strip from Norwegian M magazine 2012-06
Biller's work is also occasionally featured in (international) anthologies like Stripburger, Allt för konsten and From the Shadow of the Northern Lights. Besides working as a comic artist, she does commercial illustrations and gives workshops in comic art.
Biller strip from Stripburger (Slovenia)