Bild & Bubbla Commemortive Book Fair Poster

The Bild & Bubbla Commemorative Book Fair Poster was produced by Seriefrämjandet in Sweden in 2000.

Published by Seriefrämjandet, Bild & Bubbla Magazine was founded in 1968 by Henri Holmgren, Janne Lundström and Sture Hegerfors.

The very first issue of Bild & Bubbla (which translates to ‘Image & Bubble), which was initially titled THUD was published in March, 1968 starting off as a Fanzine. This was an 8 page comic book Fanzine with a print run of only 40 issues. Not only does the first issue have a Phantom cover, it has the honor of being Sweden’s oldest and longest running Magazine dedicated to comics. In 1969 Semic Press assisted THUD with their Fanzine format, and for many years supported the association’s activities with annual contributions.

Beginning with edition number 35, published in 1977, featuring Donald Duck on the cover, the original owners renamed the Fanzine to Bild & Bubbla where it began to take the shape of a legitimate Magazine.

Bild & Bubbla Magazine edition number 150, published in September 2000, features the Phantom, a special issue dedicated to mark the Phantom’s 50th year anniversary in Sweden. The cover features the Phantom unmasked surrounded by caricatures of the many writers and artists who contributed to the Swedish Phantom comic book, Fantomen. The Magazine contains articles about the character plus interviews with editor Ulf Granberg and artists Hans Lindahl and Kari Leppänen. The illustration is by Patrik Norrman.

Held yearly in Gothenburg, Sweden is a Book Fair. In 2000, held from the 22nd thru till the 25th of September at the Exhibition & Congress Centre, a Bild & Bubbla commemorative poster was available in limited numbers featuring the same image as found on the cover of Bild & Bubbla Magazine edition number 150. The poster is one sided and measures 15.75” x 12”.

The posters were signed in the lower part by the artist of the illustration found on the poster, Patrik Norrman. Other Fantomen comic book contributors signed the posters, including editors Ulf Granberg and Claes Reimerthi.

Thank you Christopher Smith for assisting with images and information.