I do not believe that  I´d  ever become a professional comic  artist  if  I hadn´t lived my early childhood during the "Golden Years of Comics".

   I practically lived with the versatile abundance of adventurous comics in fifties.  They inspired the small boy to imitate them. I commenced to make 

   my own comics right after learning to read and write, usually in my own handmade magazines. This devotion to create own magazines full of many

   adventurous comics and written stories of same sort lasted till 1971 and came to an end when I started to make comics published in real. Year -71

   was significant to career. Then I was accepted to have my comics published in a new finnish comics-magazine called SARJIS.  Publisher was Wil-

   liams, a multi-national syndicate, and it has it´s main office in Stockholm. In the same year the swedish Williams had plans to launch their new maga-

   zine Min Häst (My Horse) for riding-crazy girls.  Because it was a comics-magazine they needed artists.    So I started my professional career as a

   syndicate-artist together with another finnish comics-artist Veikko "Joonas" Savolainen.  At first I helped him, but  after couple of years he did quit

   and I went on drawing  little girls and horses until I had a chance to draw the Phantom for the same publisher, that was then  changed from Williams

   Förlags to Semic Press.  Now it´s Egmont Kärnan AB and I still go on with the Phantom as long it will be possible...

                                        

                                                          A few of my old homemade magazines from 60s in annual books. 

                                                        And a couple of covers of my handmade magazines from 60s to 70s: 

                               

                                            TWO COVERS FROM 60s                                                   TWO COVERS FROM 70s   

                    I normally made my own comics in my humbly magazines, and only three were after the favorite books of mine - two of them

                    from the pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs ( The Princess of Mars  and   Tarzan of Apes ) and also Zane Grey`s The Spirit of

                    The Frontier because it was telling mostly about Lewis Wetzel. 

                                                        

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