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Lolita is a deaf-mute film. The announcement is made after the recording of ‘Tony Vibrato’, which initially occupies the sound track, dies down. The sound is reduced to the point where the soundtrack only sporadically acts as a compliment to the picture. An absurd drama is played out between a man and a woman in an empty and deserted apartment, in which an animated male organ and an animated fish stick are used. The mood evoked is at the same time sadistic and paradoxically tender, and the format is total anarchy. Basically, Lolita may be regarded as poking fun at the cliché of the typical love story, but also as experimentation with the medium.
Born 1962 in Karesuando, Sweden. Currently lives and works in Berlin.
Studied graphic design in Stockholm (1982-84), then film production at New York University. After directing and producing a number of short films, awarded prizes at the Berlin, Melbourne and Los Angeles Film Festivals, he turned to the comics medium in the late eighties. His graphic novel Pixy, first published in 1992, has so far been translated to nine languages.
In Germany his comics have been collected into three issues of the comic book Container, and in the U.S. his solo comic Death & Candy is being published regularly since 1999. His drawings as well as paintings, objects and installations have been shown in various exhibitions in Sweden, Finland, Germany, U.S.A., France, U.K., Russia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Slovenia.