Oscar Jacobsson

Cartoonist, Comic Strip Creator

1889 – 1945

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Who was Oscar Jacobsson?

Oscar Jacobsson was a Swedish comic creator and cartoonist who started his career in 1918, when his first newspaper illustration was published. Jacobsson's first illustrations were published in Naggen.

Jacobsson was born in Göteborg.

In 1920, he created the comic strip Adamson for the publication Söndags-Nisse. Adamson himself was a silent little cigar-smoking man with a big hat and frequent misadventures.

The strip soon became very popular and became published in hundreds of newspapers all over the world. In the United States, it became known as "Silent Sam".

Jacobsson also worked for other publications. His illustrations frequently appeared in magazines and papers like Exlex, Dagens Nyheter and Lutfisken. Near the end of his stellar career, Jacobsson created another comic character: Abu Fakir. This was published in Vi.

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Born
Nov 7, 1889
Gothenburg
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession
Died
Dec 25, 1945

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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