I received today a series of six comic book zines by Tomas Z Westberg a.k.a. TΔ25 sAMOT (also known as the manager of the à;GRUMH… Swedish fan club in the late 1980’s).
Tomas is a talented visual artist. These books are a sort of autobiography from his young years and his discovery of Electronic Body Music known in Sweden at the beginnings as “Synth”. The books mention and/or show bands as Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and of course à;GRUMH…!
The books also give you a list of tracks to listen to as you read each volume. 😊👍🏼
It also depicts his relationships with his friends, the conflicts with his parents about the way he dressed or the music he listens to and thus, gives us a particular insight in the Swedish society of the late eighties. It’s human and interesting and also fun to read.
The books, which are all bilingual (English/Swedish), can be ordered from shop.tzw.se
Congratulations to Tomas for a job well done!! 👍🏼👏🏼
Edit: the bilingual zines are now sold out and replaced with a shiny new comic book that collects all the comics (in Swedish).