Opportunities like this do not come along very often. Ulf Granberg is the man behind Egmont in their glory years - he was the editor of the Swedish Phantom comic book, Fantomen from 1973 to 1987, then again from 2003 to 2012.
From 1973-2012 Ulf was head of Team Fantomen, the group of creators responsible for producing Phantom stories for Semic then Egmont. Ulf has also written over 30 Phantom stories himself.
That is over 40 years of being paid to write, edit, read and plot our hero!
Ulf is a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes. He interacted with creators from Lee Falk, Sy Barry, Norman Worker, Jamie Vallve and the list goes on and on. and on and on and on!!
This interview is so good and so long, Ulf was so very generous with his time, we have had to split it into several parts. Enjoy part 1, and ...