comic art by Lars Hillersberg

Lars Hillersberg was a Swedish artist and satirist. He gave his critical and often provocative vision of Swedish society in his controversial drawings for the magazine PUSS and the Swedish press. He studied at the Kungliga Konsthögskolan in Stockholm from 1961 to 1966 and published his early works in the magazine Konstrevy. Inspired by European satirical magazines like Masacré in France and Simplicissimus in Germany, he founded PUSS in 1968 with Carl Johan De Geer, Karin Frostenon, Lena Svedberg, Ulf Rahmberg and Leif Katz.

comic art by Lars Hillersberg

The magazine ceased publication in 1974 and Hillersberg subsequently launched Gatskrikan magazine. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Hillersberg drew some controversial caricatures in which he criticized Israel, which caused some debate about whether they were antisemitic or not?

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