Liv Strömquist

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Liv Strömquist at the Gotenburg book fair in 2013

Liv Strömquist (born February 3, 1978) is a Swedish comics artist and radio moderator.

Life and career[edit]

Strömquist was born in Lund and grew up in Ravlunda in the Österlen region of south Sweden. Today she lives in Malmö. Already as a five-year old she made her own comics, but stopped, until she took up drawing comics at the age of 23. Her flatmate made her interested in comic fanzines then. With Rikedomen, she published her first own fanzine.[1][2][3]

Her breakthrough as a comic artist followed with her first album Hundra procent fett ("One hundred percent fat"), which was published in 2005.[4] She regularly publishes in the comic magazine Galago in various magazines and newspapers such as Dagens Nyheter, Dagens Arbete, Bang, Aftonbladet and Ordfront Magasin.[5][6] She designed the cover for the 2013 album Shaking the Habitual by the band The Knife. She also made a comic strip for the band's website, which depicted income inequality in a satirical manner.

Several of her books have been translated into French. Kunskapens frukt about the taboo of menstruation and the vulva in society has also been translated into Dutch, Danish, German, Finnish, English, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Bulgarian.

She studied political science.[2] Her comics are mostly about sociopolitical issues from a feminist and left-wing perspective. They are satirical essay about power and injustices.[5][6][3]

Since 2005, she has been working for the youth radio station Sveriges Radio P3. She was involved in the satirical programs Tankesmedjan and Pang Prego. Together with the author Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli, she runs the podcast En varg söker sin pod for the newspaper Expressen.[7] In the SVT program Liv och Horace i Europa, which was broadcast in spring 2016, she travelled through Europe together with Horace Engdahl and discussed the lives of various authors.[8]



  • Hundra procent fett. Ordfront/Galago 2005.
  • Drift. Kolik förlag 2007 (together with Jan Bielecki).
  • Einsteins fru. Ordfront/Galago 2008.
  • Prins Charles Känsla. Ordfront/Galago 2010.
  • Ja till Liv!. Ordfront/Galago 2011.
  • Månadens moderat Kalender 2013. Ordfront Förlag 2013.
  • Kunskapens frukt. Ordfront/Galago 2014. (Engl. transl. Fruit of Knowledge, Virago Press 2018.)
  • Kära Liv och Caroline. Natur & Kultur 2015 (together with Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli).
  • Uppgång & Fall. Ordfront/Galago 2016.
  • Den rödaste rosen slår ut. Ordfront/Galago 2019.


  1. ^ "Liv Strömquist - Grafikens Hus". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Liv Strömquist". Dagens Arbete (in Swedish). Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Med blick för politisk satir". Tidningen Karriär. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Liv Strömquist - Lambiek Comiclopedia". Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Liv Strömquist". (in Northern Sami). Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Liv Strömquist | Personer |". (in Swedish). Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  7. ^ "En varg söker sin pod". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Liv och Horace i Europa". SVT. Retrieved 4 October 2016.