Marie-Louise Ekman created the series Arty Stiffneck for Aftonbladet in 1994.
The idea was to address current topics such as identity, communication and the desire to fit in. The dialogue revolves around relationships and the uncertainty that can arise when talking past each other. It is a story about a slightly sad character portrayed with great love and humor.
Here are all 13 parts about Arty Stiffneck's life, some never published before. Foreword by Joakim Pirinen.
Marie-Louise Ekman (b. 1944) has since her debut in 1967 been a prominent figure in Swedish cultural life. She has worked with various techniques, media and genres, but everything that usually remained in the borderland between cartoons and classic painting where she found her own world of images.