Saturday, March 7, 2009

EWK - Ewert Karlsson (Sweden, 1918-2004)

Article by JMB

EWK (1918-2004) was the great master of Swedish cartoon. He begins to draw in the national press at the age of 33 . Two years later, his first book is published; this collection of his wicked portraits brings him a well-deserved success and several cartoon books are following. From then on, newspapers and magazines of the world over fight over EWK’s works: 'Atlas Magazine, the Express (of Paris), the British Observer, Punch, and The Herald Tribune, Newsweek, the New York Times, and any number of German, Italian, Arab publications plus, of course, practically all Scandinavian newspapers and periodicals. It is to say his international fame. He illustrated more than fifty books, ten of them his own cartoon books.

Learn more:
EWK Gallery and website (Swedish)
EWK cartoonbook file

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