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R.I.P. Gunnar Persson

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:59 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 8:08 PM ]
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Swedish comic creator Gunnar Persson has died on April 8, 2018.

He's known for being the son of Elov Persson, who created one of Sweden's oldest comic strip Kronblom. Gunnar took over drawing Kronblom when when his father fell to ill health. Keeping it all in the family, Gunnar's son, Jonas Persson, started co-drawing the strip in 2006.

Both Elov and Gunnar won an Adamson Award in the "Best Swedish comic-strip (or comic book) cartoonist" for their work on Kronblom.

Artists who died in 2018: 4

April (1)
  • [08 Apr 2018] Gunnar Persson (Swedish cartoonist for Kronblom), 84

February (1)
  • [12 Feb 2018] Jack Cummins (American former President of  Boom! Studios), 51, flu

January (2)
  • [27 Jan 2018] Mort Walker (American comics artist for Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois), 94, pneumonia
  • [24 Jan 2018] Jan Steeman (Dutch comics artist for Roel Dijkstra, Noortje), 74