Mattias Elftorp has been working on his burnout for the last 20 or so years. A long-time project that may be finished any day now. The theme for this volume was carefully chosen in desperation to find something relatable that could combine the everyday feeling with some maybe constructive outlet for what many of us feel is an outrage that we have to live with, between jobs, during jobs and in our “free” time. It fit far too well.
As a writer/artist, he often leans toward postapocalypse and worlds where all the old rules are dead and we can go in any direction. It’s a fiction of hope to contrast a harsh reality that also often seems to be moving toward postapocalypse, just not in the good way. In the current environment, between the pandemic, the police state and the climate catastrophe, he tries to find a space to function, to create and to live. He makes comics as both reminder and escape; Piracy is Liberation, The Troll, Me & my Daddy & Zlatan and a bunch of other stories in varying length, form and level of collaboration with others.
Active in CBK, Wormgod, Tusen Serier and Hybriden. Organizer of the AltCom festival and working with Fanzineverkstaden in Malmö.