|Born:||October 26, 1933|
|Died:||August 23, 2020|
|Occupation:||Cover Artist, Artist|
| Best Fantomen cover |
1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2006
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.
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
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Edited Fratelli Spada stories
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This list includes 911 covers (of which 37 is with a non-Phantom motif) and is complete
To view the covers, see the galleries:
- Rolf Gohs Fantomen covers 1-200 (7/1957 to 3/1970)
- Rolf Gohs Fantomen covers 201-400 (4/1970 to 6/1978)
- Rolf Gohs Fantomen covers 401-600 (7/1978 to 4/1990)
- Rolf Gohs Fantomen covers 601-800 (5/1990 to 9/2003)
- Rolf Gohs Fantomen covers 801-876 (10/2003 to 13/2012)