Knut Westad

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Knut Westad
Biographical information
Born: July 16, 1955
Died: March 29, 2017
Nationality: Mini norway.gif Norwegian
Occupation: Cover artist, Artist
Website: N/A
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1978, 1982, 1986, 1988

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Knut Westad (born July 16, 1955) was an Norwegian comics artist.


In the 1970s, Westad began to paint covers for the Norwegian Fantomet comic book. Encouraged by Lee Falk, whom he met when Falk visited Norway, Westad tried out for Team Fantomen. In 1979 he drew his first Phantom story. Westad continued to draw Phantom stories until 1986, after which his Phantom work has mainly been covers and illustrations for Fantomet.

In 1977, he drew the art for the short story for competition "Lag din egen tekst til denne Fantomet-historien!" ("Create Your Own Text to the Phantom Story!").

In 1989, he painted the art for the story "Deadly Cargo", the first and only Team Fantomen story that has only been published in Norway.

In 2006, he created the cover for a reprint of "Deadly Cargo" which was included in Fantomet 16/2006 (i.e. Fantomet #1000).

In 2011, he created the short story "The Environmental Avenger" for the Royal Norwegian Ministry of the Environment.

Among other comics that Westad has drawn are "Tåkehauk", "Tigalo" and "Knut Berg".

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Phantom work by Knut Westad


Team Fantomen stories

# Title Writer Artist
1 "Carnival in Rio" Worker Westad ¤
2 "The Dictator" Avenell Westad ¤
3 "Arms Trafficking" Kharelli Westad ¤
4 "The Witches' Sabbath" Kharelli Westad ¤
5 "Revenge of the Drummer" Worker Westad
6 "The Ladykiller" Kharelli Westad
7 "Black Glove, Part 1" Tierres Westad
8 "Black Glove, Part 2" Tierres Westad, Sydsæter
9 "The Demon of Misty Island" Tierres Westad, Eralp ¤
10 "Deadly Cargo" Emberland Westad

Additional Team Fantomen stories

# Title Writer Artist
1 "Create Your Own Text to the Phantom Story!" Lysø Westad ¤
2 "The Environmental Avenger" Westad Westad

The Phantom Legends

  1. "Magicians"
  2. "The Story of Devil"
  3. "The Phantom Trail"
  4. "T"


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Fantomet covers

Fantomen covers

Fantomet Spesialalbum covers

Serie-pocket covers

Other covers


Christmas cards