Fredrik Sjöholm (author and creator) (born 1976) is a Swedish cartoonist and writer. He is the creator of the comic strips Biff Zongo and The Soulful Moods of Frank. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and son.
Some of his past time interests are: old posters (horror, lucha libre, exploitation, B-movies, Ed Wood Jr), TV (Extras, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Adventures of Tim, Futurama, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bored to Death, The Wire, Daily Show, Seinfeld, Blackadder, Louie), Movies (Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Monthy Python, Thriller: a cruel picture, Kingpin, Office Space, Streets of Fire, Zoeken naar Eilen), Stand up comedy (Ricky Gervais, Eddie Izzard, Doug Stanhope, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Greg Giraldo, Louis C.K.). Music (Al Green, Big Star, Bo Hansson, Bobby Bland , David Ruffin, Dinosaur Jr., Eddie Kendricks, Ernie K-Doe, Fairport Convention, Hole, Hüsker Dü, Johnossi, Kjell Höglund, Monster Magnet, Peaches, PJ Harvey, The Righteous Brothers, The Velvet Underground, This Mortal Coil, Tim Hardin, Vanilla Fudge, Warren Zevon etc etc). Books and lectures (Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Levitt, Richard Dawkins, James Randi) Podcasts (The Sound of Young America, Skeptoid, Skeptikerpodden, Webcomics Weekly, This American Life, Freakonomics radio and WTF with Marc Maron). He is also a big fan of Mixed Martial Arts (Ultimate Fighting) and boxing.
Other interests include: Cohiba cigars, vinyl toys, Playstation, history, religion, sideshows, pop culture, magic, scientific skepticism and more books.
Favorite quotation/motto: “If you step up to the bell, ring it!” / Sir Mel Brooks
And “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” / Carl Sagan
Jan likes fishing, reading and attending concerts among a lot of other things. When not fishing, reading, attending concerts or doing a lot of other things, Jan watches The Big Bang Theory, Simpsons, Family Guy and Dexter on tv, or a film by the Coen bros or David Lynch (or any film at all for that matter). An all time favorite novel is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Robert Crumb is Jan’s second favorite cartoonist.
When drawing, Jan likes to listen to vintage hard rock music and drink coffee. When not, he might drink a cold beer while listening to vintage hard rock. Or maybe he listens to roots reggae and drink tea. Jan might also drink water in complete silence. You never know…
Article about Fredrik and Jan at Inkers Allstars http://www.inkersallstars.com/2011/02/06/biff-zongo/