I draw, I put things together, I try to be serious and not serious at the same time. What influence me at the moment is ordinary days and extraordinary friends, beautiful color combinations, strange perspectives, funny looking animals, places to feel comfortable in and places where things can happen."
Klara Persson is an illustrator, author and graphic designer based in Malmö, Sweden. She studied at HDK , School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. Klara debuted in 2012 with the picture book Molly & Sus for which she received the Swedish Slangbellan Award and Snöbollen, the Award for the best Swedish Picture Book of the Year. She was nominated for the August Prize both in 2013 for her own Maximilian & Minimilian and in 2014 for Jag blir en bubbla (I Become a Bubble) with text by Malin Axelsson. Klara was among the 31 illustrators who represented Sweden at the Children's Book Fair in Bologna in 2013.
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