Rolf Gohs

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Rolf Gohs
Biographical information
Born: October 26, 1933
Died: August 23, 2020
Nationality: Mini sweden.gif Swedish
Occupation: Cover Artist, Artist
Website: N/A
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1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2006
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1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2004, 2012
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1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992

Rolf Ernst Gohs (October 26, 1933 – August 23, 2020) was a Swedish comics artist and illustrator.


Gohs was born in Estonia and grew up in Poland during World War II. Eventually, Gohs and his family came to Sweden when he was 13 years old. In Sweden, he discovered comics and soon decided to become a comics artist. At the age of 16 he got a job as studio artist for the Swedish publisher Centerförlaget.

His chance to become a comics artist came when the Italian comic strip "Amok" (known as "Kilroy" in Sweden, a blatant Phantom-ripoff) was cancelled in Italy. The strip had become a huge success in Sweden and the Swedish publishers decided to produce new episodes, and Rolf Gohs was selected as the artist. This also led to opportunities to create a few comics of his own.

In 1957, Gohs began his career as cover artist for Fantomen. He continued this career until 2012 and produced over 900 covers for Fantomen and other publications. His covers have been reprinted all over the world, making him one of the most published Phantom artists.

In the 1960's, Gohs drew two Phantom stories, one of which he wrote the script for aswell. He also made some additional art for Italian Fratelli Spada stories that were published in Fantomen at the time. But besides those few exceptions he has produced no comic stories featuring the Phantom.

In 1969, Gohs co-founded the publishing house Inter Art, to publish his own comic strip "Mystiska 2:an". Inter Art soon went bankrupt, but "Mystiska 2:an" was picked up by other publishers and Gohs has produced new stories sporadically until 1985. Several episodes were published as back-up stories in Fantomen.

Inspired by the legends of the Children's Crusade of the 13th Century, Gohs created the comic "Dom Oskyldiga" ("The Innocent"), which was published as a back-up comic in Fantomen 21-23/2002.

Besides Phantom covers, Gohs created covers for dozens of comic books in Sweden, thereby creating art featuring several of the world's most popular comic characters.

Phantom work by Rolf Gohs


Team Fantomen stories

# Title Writer Artist
1 "The Great Bank Robbery" Gohs Gohs ¤
2 "The Earthquake" Lundström Gohs ¤

Edited Fratelli Spada stories

These stories were produced by Fratelli Spada and edited with additional art by Rolf Gohs when reprinted in Fantomen.

# Title Writer Artist Additional Team Fantomen artist
1 "Evil Eyes" ? Sammarini Gohs
2 "Terror" ? Sammarini Gohs


Fantomen covers

This list includes 911 covers (of which 37 is with a non-Phantom motif) and is complete

To view the covers, see the galleries:

Fantomet covers

Fantomen Christmas Album covers

See: Rolf Gohs Fantomen Christmas Album covers

Fantomen one-shots covers


Other art