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I started out in comics a couple of decades ago and, to my mind, that is the practice that I continue still. Through reduction of motive and narrative, I have arrived at the non-figurative collages that I work with today.
I see that development as a freedom from story and linearity – a reading experience more like that of maps than of text, and as an exploration rather than finding the quickest way from A to B. In effect, I create worlds for a reader to get lost and find their own way in.
Allan Haverholm (b.1976) is a graphic artist, editor and teacher living in Malmö, Sweden. Alumnus of the Malmö comics art school, co-founder of the Danish comics association, former member of art collective C’est Bon Kultur, and current part of the art publishing co-op, udu books. He also gives drawing concerts with musician Allan Grønvall, and is at the centre of the Haverholm Complicity.