ABOUT

The Dark North is a fantasy, horror and science fiction anthology book series giving concept artists and illustrators the opportunity to show never before published original artwork.

In this volume, five extraordinary Swedish artists present their own, unique visions of The Dark North, visions grown in the fertile soil of the Swedish gaming industry. New perspectives on established myths, glimpses into worlds both in the far future and in our dreams, and a peek behind the veil that is the northern darkness. This is how we guide you.

the team behind the dark north

Magnus Lekberg Magnus is our creative director and he is a media producer and filmmaker. Together with his brother Anders, Magnus has been an active driver and catalyst in the Swedish role-playing gaming industry over the past few years. Magnus was  also the initiator of Simon Stålenhag’s international book success “Tales from the Loop”, and directed all films for their recent successful Kickstarter campaign.

Magnus Lekberg

Magnus is our creative director and he is a media producer and filmmaker. Together with his brother Anders, Magnus has been an active driver and catalyst in the Swedish role-playing gaming industry over the past few years. Magnus was  also the initiator of Simon Stålenhag’s international book success “Tales from the Loop”, and directed all films for their recent successful Kickstarter campaign.

Robert Henrysson Robert is the project leader for The Dark North, focusing on PR, sales and partnerships. He has a long history of working with startups and has been a founder and president of several computer gaming companies including Filimundus, Jadestone and Winterstone Games. An avid gamer, Robert founded the Gaming Magazine SAGA and served on the board of Sverok – The Swedish Gaming Federation.

Robert Henrysson

Robert is the project leader for The Dark North, focusing on PR, sales and partnerships. He has a long history of working with startups and has been a founder and president of several computer gaming companies including Filimundus, Jadestone and Winterstone Games. An avid gamer, Robert founded the Gaming Magazine SAGA and served on the board of Sverok – The Swedish Gaming Federation.

Per-Erik Sundström Per-Erik is our visual designer, responsible for the graphic design and production of the book. Setting his goals for this project extremely high, Per-Erik builds his vision of the design for The Dark North - Volume 1 on his background as an art director and designer for several leading Swedish newspapers and magazines. Per-Erik is also a composer, so be on the lookout for some “tunes from The Dark North” in time...

Per-Erik Sundström

Per-Erik is our visual designer, responsible for the graphic design and production of the book. Setting his goals for this project extremely high, Per-Erik builds his vision of the design for The Dark North - Volume 1 on his background as an art director and designer for several leading Swedish newspapers and magazines. Per-Erik is also a composer, so be on the lookout for some “tunes from The Dark North” in time...

Martin Dunelind Martin is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and horror, whose texts accompany the artwork in the book. Standing out as an exciting new profile in the new generation of genre authors in the Swedish RPG- and fantasy literature landscape, he is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and has written for role-playing games and several magazines. Oh, and he’s newly married.

Martin Dunelind

Martin is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and horror, whose texts accompany the artwork in the book. Standing out as an exciting new profile in the new generation of genre authors in the Swedish RPG- and fantasy literature landscape, he is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and has written for role-playing games and several magazines. Oh, and he’s newly married.

Fredrik Malmberg Fredrik is a film and television producer and the founder of Cabinet Entertainment. He co-founded and served as CEO for Target Games, Tradition, Äventyrsspel, Casper, and Paradox Interactive in Sweden and expanded its operations into North America and mainland Europe. Fredrik has overseen the development of well-known intellectual properties such as “Mutant Chronicles”, “Solomon Kane” and “Conan the Barbarian”.

Fredrik Malmberg

Fredrik is a film and television producer and the founder of Cabinet Entertainment. He co-founded and served as CEO for Target Games, Tradition, Äventyrsspel, Casper, and Paradox Interactive in Sweden and expanded its operations into North America and mainland Europe. Fredrik has overseen the development of well-known intellectual properties such as “Mutant Chronicles”, “Solomon Kane” and “Conan the Barbarian”.

Anders Lekberg 1979-2015 Anders was, until his passing, project manager on this project and one of its initiators. He was a true storyteller, who eventually made a day job out of his hobby: roleplaying games, as a producer as well a distributor. Combine this with several years in sales management and team leadership, and his impact on The Dark North can not be overestimated. This book is for you, Anders.

Anders Lekberg

1979-2015
Anders was, until his passing, project manager on this project and one of its initiators. He was a true storyteller, who eventually made a day job out of his hobby: roleplaying games, as a producer as well a distributor. Combine this with several years in sales management and team leadership, and his impact on The Dark North can not be overestimated. This book is for you, Anders.