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|Born||March 28, 1962|
|Occupation||Cartoonist, illustrator and artist|
Joakim Lindengren (born March 28, 1962) is a Swedish cartoonist, illustrator and artist.
Lindengren studied fine arts at Västerås Konstskola under Tore Hultcrantz, and at Konstfack, Stockholm. He made his comic album debut in the early 1980s, and soon became a cult favorite in Sweden due to his crude style and burlesque humour (often making jokes about Swedish celebrities and various bodily fluids). He has been published in magazines such as Galago, Pyton and Mega-Pyton and has created more than a dozen comic albums on his own during the last twenty years. With his friend and colleague David Nessle, Lindengren has also collaborated on the adolescent humor comic John Holmes & Sherlock Watson.
In later years, Lindengren's humor has become somewhat less adolescent, as he has created the superhero parody Kapten Stofil (Captain Fogy, although translated as Captain Geezer in the comic) about an old grumpy hero whose sole "power" is 1950s and 60s nostalgia, usually drawn in a deliberate Silver Age pastiche. The hero had its own comic book in Sweden. Kapten Stofil's alter ego is Joakim himself, who is a huge nostalgia buff in real life, preferring old designs, cars, clothes, gas stations, etc.
Lindengren collaborated with Latin American novelist Giannina Braschi on the comic book "United States of Banana" in which characters Hamlet, Zarathustra, and Giannina liberate Segismundo from the dungeon of the Statue of Liberty; the work is a political allegory on the independence of Puerto Rico from the United States.
Joakim Lindengren was also a co-founder of Svenska Småbil- och Rusdrycksförbundet, a club devoted to toy cars and alcohol.
- Sheeran, Amy; Smith, Amanda M. (2018). "On The Cover of Chiricu: Image from United States of Banana, A Comic Book, pages 3-4". Chiricú Journal: Latina/O Literatures, Arts, and Cultures. 2 (2): 130–142. doi:10.2979/chiricu.2.2.10. JSTOR 10.2979/chiricu.2.2.10.
- Amy Sheeran; Amanda m. Smith (2018). "A Graphic Revolution: Talking Poetry & Politics with Giannina Braschi". Chiricú Journal: Latina/O Literatures, Arts, and Cultures. 2 (2): 130. doi:10.2979/chiricu.2.2.10. JSTOR 10.2979/chiricu.2.2.10.
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