Jocke, by Petter Lindroth 1924
Jocke, by Petter Lindroth (1924)

Petter Lindroth worked as a caricaturist and as a lithographer before becoming a comic artist. In 1921, Petter Lindroth's comic 'Jocke' was published in the magazine Allt för Alla (Everything for Everybody). Jocke was a blond boy, supposedly modelled after Lindroth's son, who was born in 1911. Jocke was accompanied by his friend Nicke, who was a caricature of Pet Lindroth's friend Nisse Ringström, who was a comic artist himself and drew 'Pelle och Kickan' in the same magazine.

Jocke, Nicke och Majken, by Per Lindroth
Jocke, Nicke och Majken

In 1923, the girl Majken was introduced and the strip also became known as 'Jocke, Nicke, Majken'. The early stories were written by the magazine's chief editor, Erik Palm, who signed as "Dendär" ("That one"). Later, Palm only suggested storylines and eventually Lindroth wrote and drew the strip completely by himself. It became very popular. After Lindroth died, the comic was discontinued, to the disappointment of many thousands of fans. The strips were partly reprinted in newspapers in the 1940s.

Jocke, Nicke och Majken, by Per Lindroth
Jocke, Nicke och Majken

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