Øyvind Torseter

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Øyvind Torseter (born 2 October 1972) is a Norwegian artist, illustrator, comic book artist and writer. For his lasting contribution as a children's illustrator, Torseter was a finalist in 2014 for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books.[1]

Biography[edit]

Torseter has qualifications in illustration from Merkantilt Institutt in Oslo (1991–1992), Skolen for Grafisk Design in Oslo (1992–1994) and Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone (1995–1998). He has illustrated many picture books, including the prize-winning Klikk (2004), which he also wrote.

Torseter works with both traditional and digital picture techniques. He also experiments with graphic effects and three-dimensional paper clips. The pictures in his books can be illustrations to the text, but also play and experiment with free drawings which contain details and stories with opportunities for exploration. Torseter is one of Norway's foremost illustrators and artists.

Øyvind Torseter lives and works in Oslo.

Books[edit]

As writer and illustrator
  • 2002: Mister Random
  • 2004: On the road again, again
  • 2004: Klikk
  • 2005: For en neve havre
  • 2007: Avstikkere
  • 2009: Gravenstein
As illustrator
  • 1999: Tor Arve Røssland: Pode - children's book
  • 1999: Finn Øglænd: Vers på tvers. Dikt og tekster for barn
  • 2000: Tor Arve Røssland: Pode mister fotfestet
  • 2002: Tor Arve Røssland: Pode får snue
  • 2002: Bjørn Sortland: Plutselig ville eg ikkje laga dorulldyr lenger
  • 2006: Roald Kaldestad: Englefjell
  • 2006: Tor Arve Røssland: Anti-Pode
  • 2006: Bjørn Sortland: Den gongen eg liksom-døydde
  • 2007: Radiorådet. Radiorådet : din redningsbøye på livets stormfulle hav
  • 2008: Stein Erik Lunde: Eg kan ikkje sove no
  • 2009: Jon Fosse: Spelejenta

Literary and other prizes[edit]

  • Kultur- og kirkedepartementets illustrasjonspris for barne- og ungdomslitteratur 1999, for Pode (author Tor Arve Røssland)
  • Sproingprisen (Beste nykommer) 2004, for Samlivstrøbbel og sirkus (together with Bjørn Sortland)
  • Kultur- og kirkedepartementets billedbokpris for barne- og ungdomslitteratur 2004, for Klikk
  • Bologna Ragazzi Award 2008, for Avstikkere
  • Kultur- og kirkedepartementets illustrasjonspris for barne- og ungdomslitteratur 2007, for Klar ferdig gå! (authors Beate Grimsrud and Inger Alfvén)
  • Kirke- og undervisningsdepartementets billedbokpris 2008, for Eg kan ikkje sove no (together with Stein Erik Lunde)[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Awards". Hans Christian Andersen Awards. International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). With contemporary material including the 17 March 2014 shortlist press release. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  2. ^ "Nominert til Kritikerprisen". Oppland Arbeiderblad (oa.no). 5 February 2009. (Norwegian)

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