Olle Nilsson is a Swedish illustrator, with stints as a comic artist on series like '91:an' (1980-1984) and 'Åsa-Nisse' (2011-2013).

Illustrator
Olof "Olle" Nilsson was born in 1957 in Stockholm, where he still resides. He works as an illustrator for newspapers, magazines, book publishers and advertising agencies, applying both serious and cartoony drawing styles. Among his regular clients are the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, the magazines Vi and Elle, and the publishing houses Bonniers and Norstedts. In 1985, he illustrated the comic book '103 Norgehistorier', containing the winning submissions of a story contest held among Swedish home owners by the Norsk Hydro energy company.

Comics
Throughout his career, Nilsson has worked on and off on comic productions for a general audience, starting with him winning a 1979 cartooning contest held by Semic Press and its '91:an' magazine. Between 1980 and 1984, he was a regular story artist for this comic book, starring the famous Swedish comic soldier created in 1932 by Rudolf Petersson and popularized from the 1950s on by Nils Egerbrandt. During the same period, Nilsson contributed to the short-lived adult-oriented comic magazine Crack (ETC, 1983-1984). Between 2011 and 2013, Nilsson returned to the 91:an title, succeeding Gösta Gummesson on 'Åsa-Nisse', another classic character from Swedish pop culture. In later years, Ole Nilsson has been working on his own, still unreleased, comic series, starring trolls.

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