Mats Källblad is a comic artist and musician. Born in 1969 and grew up among chickens and scrap cars in the forest outside Osby (Sweden). Live and work in Malmö and Loshult.
I create in different styles, from short funny pages to long epic stories. Example of short ones are Sture Stelben (published since 1992 in motorbike magazine MC-Folket) and Lukas, the rocker (created in 1993 and published in several comic magazines, nowadays Uti Vår Hage).
1995 I released my first graphic novel Garagedrömmar (Garage dreams). A story about working class youngsters in the countryside. Since then I've made a number of books, for example the children series Vimmelgrind. A couple of years I also published my own comic magazine Kustom. Check out the complete book list here.
Few of my comics are translated into english. You can read the ten page comic One for all at Electrocomics. Also check out the ongoing project Sam the Arcadian, created in collaboration with comic artist Staffan Melin.
2016 I released a solo record connected to my graphic novel Hundra år i samma klass based on the story of my grandmother.
Other bands/projects are for example Påtår hos Moa Martinson - songs based on the life and work of the swedish author Moa Martinson, and Spiken i kistan - folk/country-stories from the social fringe. Both released by Maräng Records.
Also have a listen to the instrumental elecronica project Fruit Machine Stories - music for easy feet and heavy hearted minds.
I have also created film music. Mainly for pedagogic films about nature, education, environment and sustainable development.