Born in Paris of itinerant Swedish parents, Mats is the third of four brothers, all born in different countries.
To overcome cultural difficulties, the Arts are encouraged, and as a result, the four siblings turn their attention to music and fashion, an art which they masterfully blend into one as an adequately successful touring act “SwedeHearts”.
While half heartedly providing rhythm for the group, it’s in the graphic arts Mats’ real talents lie, evident in the provocative yet tasteful promo material he created for the act. Although providing the family with a modest yet steady income the strain brought on by incessant touring ended up taking its toll on the siblings and “SwedeHearts” eventually disbanded.
Depressed, broke and bitter, Mats!? immersed himself wholeheartedly in the dark arts of “cartoonism”, a ritual in which he still occasionally partakes when not painting church or tow-truck signs in his adopted country of California.
S’not for Kids
Orchid (cover art)