Lotta Geffenblad

Lotta Geffenblad

Born 1962 in Lund, in the south of Sweden. She is married and has got two children. 1982 she moved to Stockholm to study at Beckmans, a school of art and design. Since 1985 she has primarily worked with animation, and she has produced a great deal of animated films during the years, often in cooperation with other illustrators. She is also working together with her husband Uzi Geffenblad, a co-operation that has resulted in the multi awarded animation Apricots, Among the thorns, and Aston’s stones , that was released in the movie theatres in December 2007. Lotta is also lecturing at drawing schools on the special ”cut out” technique. She has also been illustrating for a magazine called Må bra, where she also has a permanent comic strip. She has also designed the characters for an animated Tv-series for older children, called Creepschool, and also made props and masks for different dance – and theatre performances. ”I have always loved picture books. During the years as a parent of small children I read lots of picture books to my own children. But children grow and suddenly they didn’t like the same books as they had a couple of years ago, so the daily contact with picture books stopped, sadly enough. But sometimes I sneaked in at the younger children’s department at the library to sit there and read for a while. And sometimes I was secretly reading picture books in the bookstores, but it wasn’t quite the same without a listener. So I started to play, probably driven by some sort of an abstinence, with my own ideas. It is so much fun to tell stories! Everything can happen in a picture book. You can use colour and form, drama, moods and play with words in a free and playful way. I think it’s great to be the one to open the door to the amazing world of picture books. Both as a reader for children as well as a creator of books.” Aston’s stones won Bonnier Carlsen’s picture book contest in 2004, for its beautiful poetic and magic text and illustrations, in competition with over 1200 other manuscripts. Lotta says that she was inspired by old Japanese wood cuts when she made the illustrations.

Books by Lotta Geffenblad

Spot and Splodge Upside Down

Lotta Geffenblad

Spot and Splodge are back in new adventures.Lots of clowns with big red noses, jugglers, drums and trumpets. And acrobats! The acrobats perform amazing somersaults and high jumps. It looks fun, exciting and perhaps just a little bit dangerous… Imagin…

Swedish title: Prick och Fläck står på öronen

Category: Children

Pub date: 13-09-2010

Spot and Splodge See Stars

Lotta Geffenblad

When you’re out in the dark you have to watch out! Far out in the sky there are lots of stars that shine like small spots. And a very big spot – the moon. If you watch really close, you can see letters and numbers. Spot and Splodge are watching very…

Swedish title: Prick och Fläck ser stjärnor

Series: Spot and Splodge

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-08-2008

Spot and Splodge on a picnic

Lotta Geffenblad

It is a day with buzzing and bird-song – the ideal day for a picnic! But lots of other little animals also want to take part and taste the cakes and some of them start to bite and sting! Before long, Spot and Splodge are even more spotty and splodgy…

Swedish title: Prick och Fläck på pricknick

Series: Spot and Splodge

Category: Children

Pub date: 25-03-2005

Spot and Splodge Learn to Print

Lotta Geffenblad

Swedish title: Prick och Fläck trycker till

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-08-2009

Spot and Splodge Get Cooking

Lotta Geffenblad

Spot and Splodge decide they fancy something nice to eat, and they immediately set to work baking white dough balls and brown sponge buns. They end up covered in sticky splodges and spots and have to have a bath. Then they can enjoy the good things t…

Swedish title: Prick och Fläck degar

Series: Spot and Splodge

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-08-2005

Spot and Splodge at Home

Lotta Geffenblad

Spot and Splodge’s blue sofa is at the very heart of their home and their lives. One evening they discover that both the sofa and the walls are much dirtier than they should be – yuck. But you can sort out splodges and that sort of thing – Spot and S…

Swedish title: Prick och Fläck är hemliga

Series: Spot and Splodge

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-08-2007

Spot And Splodge – Tooth Magic!

Lotta Geffenblad

Spot and Splodge are up to all sorts on the sofa today! They’ve got a bag full of sweets – cola cubes, jelly babies, liquorice laces . . . And besides the fact that the sweets taste so good, you can do all kinds of magic tricks with them – make them…

Swedish title: Prick och Fläck tandtrollar

Series: Spot and Splodge

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-02-2008

Betty in the Middle of the Night

Lotta Geffenblad

Swedish title: Betty mitt i natten

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2009

Aston’s stones

Lotta Geffenblad

Aston feels sorry for all the lonely stones he sees, so he picks them up and brings them home and takes care of them. Every day he finds a new one; how strange that there are always new stones who are lonely, or bored or cold. It soon gets crowded at…

Swedish title: Astons stenar

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2006

Aston's presents

Lotta Geffenblad

It’s Aston’s birthday! He gets a bike, and his aunt sends him a present by mail. It’s a kite, and also a board, so the kite wouldn’t break during the transport.But today it’s raining, so Aston cannot try his bike or his kite. The board, though, is go…

Swedish title: Astons presenter

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-08-2008