About

I've been drawing since I was a kid, but my first fantasy gaming visuals were done for the 1e campaigns I used to DM in the late 1970's.

In Sweden's first RPG fanzine Mjölnir (1980) I was allowed to test-run my beginner's doodles in print. But after just a few more minor contributions to a couple of SF fanzines and magazines, I left the scene altogether....

...until in 2014, when I rediscovered gaming, after which I've had drawings published in, or commissioned by both OSR fanzines, prozines, supplements and commercial OSR game publishers - both digitally and in print. Even made a comeback in the revived Mjölnir!

Today, my inspiration still comes from the b/w line art seen in classic TSR rule books, in early White Dwarf Magazines etc - but also from comic strips (think Dan Barry, Dr Merling, and Mystiska 2:an), from art noveau, symbolism, wood cuts, Chinese revolutionary posters, 60:s eastern European animated films, James Bama, Hans Arnold...and all the mystical story books I grew up with.

All my illustrations are hand drawn, using Derwent pencils, Rotring & Hero technical pens, Staedtler & Pilot markers, Dalon brushes, W&N ink and gouache plus all kinds of vintage ink pen nibs. Surfaces vary, from standard drawing paper to Bristol board. Sometimes I add a bit of Letratone. I only use software at the pre-press stage, for scanning and adjusting drawings before publication - never to draw.



My first ever published drawing, in the GT newspaper - aged 5.

At school, my art teacher - whose father was Ivar Ivarson, one of the Göteborgskoloristerna group - once gave me a whole stash of mint condition vintage pen nibs, in all kinds of shapes, saying they came "from Germany in the 30s".

Perhaps they had been his dad's ? How cool would that be...

Aircraft expert Neil Crawford introduced me to Rotring pens in the '70s - and now I'm using some of his. Thanks, Neil!

1979. First ever AD&D gaming visuals (probably for the 'Vastra Podarna' campaign). Those doors owe a lot to Bill Elder!
Pencil & ink (using vintage nibs pictured left), mounted on card. The lower right drawing was later printed in issue No. 2 of
Mjölnir

A major source of inspiration - my grandfather's cartoons. This one from when he was posted to India