Silent Sam (comics)

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Silent Sam (Adamson) is a Swedish pantomime comic, created by Oscar Jacobsson (1889-1945) in 1920.[1] It has also been published under the name Adamson's Adventures.

Adamson's Adventures strip, from 1922.


Adamson is a silent, cigar-smoking man with a big hat. The strip originally appeared in the Swedish humor publication Söndags-Nisse, where it debuted on October 17, 1920. It soon became very popular and was published in hundreds of newspapers all over the world. After Jacobsson died in 1945, it was drawn by the Dane Viggo Ludvigsen until 1964. [2]

Adamson Award[edit]

In 1965, the year after the production of the comic ceased, Svenska Serieakademien (The Swedish Academy of Comics) founded the Adamson Award in Jacobsson's honor. This award is awarded to one Swedish and one international comic creator every year.


  1. ^ "Index to Comic Art Collection: "Jacobsen" to "Jaén", Michigan State University Libraries, 12 June 2007, MSU-Ja.
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