Mowgli, art by Gote Goransson
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.

Tiger-Lasse, art by Goransson (1953)
Tiger-Lasse (1953)

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. Other artists who made comics based on the 'Biggles' novels have been Pim van Boxsel, Albert De Vine, Rob Embleton, Ola Ericson, Guicha, Roger Melliès, Maurice Rondepierre, Alfred SindallWilly Vandersteen and Mike Western, He was also the author of the advertising strip 'Varg-Olle och blå Monarkerna' for Monark.

Skatten i de Fattigas By, art by Gote Goransson
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 Josep Toutain's Spanish agency Selecciones Ilustradas.

educational comic by Gote Goransson
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. He passed away at age 94 in March 2015.

Biggles, by Gote Goransson
Biggles på Borneo

Series and books by Göte Göransson you can order today:


If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.