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This is the homepage of Peter Bergting. Award winning illustrator of children's books and comic book artist.

His two most recent graphic novels are published by Dark Horse comics. Currently working on Baltimore: The Witch of Harju with Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.

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About Peter

44 years old, currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two daughters.

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If you wish to book Peter, please contact:

Författarcentrum Väst, Prinsgatan 12, 3 tr.
413 05 Göteborg.

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Peter is currently booked solid up until September 2014.

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Or hit this link to go to Peter's page directly: Peter Bergting


Wacom Releases 27HD

Today at CES, Wacom announced the new 27HD and 27HD touch, both models will replace the previous flagships 24HD and 24HD Touch. They are not cheap at 2199,90 Euro and 2599,90 Euro for the touch version, but will probably be worth it unless you just bought a 24HD.

Wacom also announced the Cintiq® Companion 2 with Windows8. The cheapest version retails for about 1399,99 Euro.


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Books I Read this Year

Slow year but too much traveling and work so the list is slimmer than usual.

Zealot, Reza Aslan
Revival, Stephen King
Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King
A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin
A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin
A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
The Martian, Andy Weir
Snowblind, Christopher Golden
Face the Music: A Life Exposed, Paul Stanley
The Fog, James Herbert
Cold Days: The Dresden Files, 14 Jim Butcher
The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort
The Magicians, Lev Grossman
Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco
The Long Hard Road out of Hell, Marilyn Manson


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Bamboo Fineline vs Intuos Creative Stylus 2

With two new, both very capable styli, from Wacom, professional artists are asking, which one is better for me?

I won’t go into details since I already have a review out there with just that (and an upcoming review in MacWorld with more information). What I will give you here is to-the-point buying advice.

The Creative Stylus is touted as a pro device, the Fineline isn’t. But with specs so similar it might be down to pressure sensitivity and which device has more levels is there a straight answer?

I think yes, the Creative Stylus is more expensive but has 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity (as opposed to 1024) and the price difference is so slight it doesn’t really matter if you’re a pro. If you live in the Wacom eco system you are more than accustomed to paying premium prices for premium products. Wacom has entry level tablets, and it has professional level tablets. Same with styli now, even if the difference isn’t that big. You might not even notice the extra levels of input. So why go for the more expensive stylus?

The feel of the Creative Stylus is just a little better. It feels more like drawing on an Intuous tablet, less like a toy. And that is not a criticism of the Bamboo stylus. It’s well built and delivers quality so good you have to wonder if Wacom released it just to have a cheaper device? But then again, it doesn’t have the same range of pressure input so for a seasoned pro like yourself, knowing that you’re not using a product that’s “half as good”, might just be the thing.

For some people, like me, having a stylus that looks and feels exactly like the one I use on my Cintiq tablets makes me question less and less why the iPad isn’t my go to device for sketching. Once apps like Procreate are updated the iPad/Creative Stylus will be a very capable combination. Maybe even to the point of making the Cintiq Companion obsolete? It will certainly be cheaper (but not by much). Hey, who knows, with a bigger iPad on the horizon I might actually start using my iPad professionally.


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Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fine Line

A pressure sensitive stylus with a precise point for your iPad? Could this be it?

I’ll keep this short but sweet. If you are a working artist, you will by now have salivated over various styluses for your iPad to finally be able to take your studio on the road. Or at the very least, do a little sketching while commuting. All of these styluses have claimed to be the be-all and end-all of input devices but. All of them have failed. Yes, all of them. I have tried pretty much every single one that’s available and given up in frustration. Sure, some people actually do use these things professionally. Personally, I’d rather draw with a moist brick than use them ever again.

So, is the Bamboo Stylus Fine Line the answer to your woes? Read on to find out.

To begin with, this thing is sleek and feels almost exactly like a Staedtler Pigment Liner in your hand. For the first time, a stylus that feels like a real pen. But who cares if it can’t perform on the tablet? The iPad registers your finger as input and is designed for that amount of space to be on the screen. All other styluses have had this problem to deal with and have either tried to compensate for – it or give up entirely – presenting you with a big rubber blob at the end of the stylus.

The Fine Line gives you a nice little tip, just under 2mm, resembling a normal pen. It syncs up via Bluetooth to give you pressure sensitivity. And it delivers, registering even the lightest touch. The point is precise. You press down and the line lands right under the tip. But now for the caveat: Only if the app supports it. And right now, only two apps take advantage of it. Yes. Two. Wacom’s own Bamboo app and a PDF app. Damned be Wacom, for they are touting this thing as a PDF markup pen when it can be so much more. There are hints of other apps coming soon, but they are all PDF and note taking apps.

What am I talking about? Well, the technology in the pen needs the app to be compatible for that precise point to work. Otherwise you’ll be presented with an offset of about – you guessed it – a finger tip.

The stylus works beautifully in Bamboo Paper. The Bamboo app is a stunted little app, and users of ProCreate will howl with rage, but it works for now. If you turn off gestures in the iOS settings you can even rest your hand on the tablet. The advantage of that precise point and pressure sensitivity is enough to make this a winner.

If, or rather when, ProCreate support arrives this will be a killer input device. Until then we will have to make do with Bamboo Paper, which works fine. For now.

It’s fairly expensive at just under 700SEK but if you need it, that’s just about what 20 Pigment Liners would set you back.


Should you buy it? Yes, you should. As long as you’re fine with painting in Bamboo Paper.


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Store is Open

I now have a working store with PayPal and Klarna Faktura. You can even choose to split up payments!

Loads of original art, dirt cheap!


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About Peter

Peter is a professional artist and writer, he currently runs his own company and spends his time illustrating, writing, and lecturing. Fluid in Swedish and English, Peter has written four young adult novels in Swedish for a major publisher (Bokförlaget Semic), three American English, graphic novels (for Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics) as well as numerous short stories, reviews and editorials in both Swedish and English. Peter is published in the US, Sweden, Norway, Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, and Italy.


Born in 1970, Peter is a Swedish comic book artist and illustrator. His illustrations and art can be found all over the world. He has provided art and covers for authors such as J.R.R Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Jens Lapidus, and Astrid Lindgren to name but a few. In total, he has been featured in over 500 books and other publications, providing covers, text, and interior art in a variety of styles. In addition, he has illustrated 150+ covers.

Speaking engagements include panels, keynotes and lectures for universities, schools, and libraries.

Peter is the recipient of many awards and major grants, including the 2012 award for the Dalsland Literary Scholarship, the Åmåls Kommun Cultural Scholarship in 2007 and several grants from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Peter has studied art at the Gerlesborg School of Art, and Film at the University of Karlstad.

With over 24 years in the business, Peter has worked his entire professional life as an illustrator, designer and entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was 20, co-founded the web company Houdini in 1999, and his current company, Bergting Arts, in 2003.

He enjoys creating worlds and fantastic stories and continues to focus on his own properties. In collaboration with other writers, Peter is the author of more than 35 novels and graphic novels.

He lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and two daughters.

Coming soon

2007: The Portent, Image Comics, Ersatz
2011: Häxmästaren, Semic
2012: Demonprinsessan, Semic
2013: Dödens stad, Semic
2013: Domovoi, Dark Horse Comics
2014: Eldhäxan, Semic
2014: Ashes/Tecken i skyn, Semic, Kartago

Gommorron Sverige, SVT 2009
Brommabo gör succé som fantasytecknare, SVT 2007
Skräckministeriet, SVT 2009

Coming soon

Image Comics
Bonnier Carlsen
SAAB Defence and Security
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Coca Cola,
Swedish Television



En motvillig hjälte och hans försvunna tvillingsyster. Ett magiskt svärd. En uråldrig drake. En ondskefull häxmästare, på väg att åter stiga upp ur graven

Tillfälligt slut!



I Demonprinsessan är farorna ännu värre. Överraskande sanningar avslöjas. Nu står hela världens framtid på spel.

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Dödens stad

I Dödens stad måste syskonen kämpa tillsammans för att läka den sårade världen.

De dödas rike

De dödas rike

Köp del 2-6 av serien De dödas rike för 250 Kr. Ordinarie pris över 600 Kr.

De här böckerna går bara att köpa genom vår webshop.

Beställ genom att skicka ett mail till

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Övergiven värld

De dödas rike del 1, Övergiven värld, är slut även hos oss. Men den finns som pod och ebok på t ex Bokus.

Legenden om Morwhayle

Legenden om Morwhayle är en fantasyserie som utspelar sig i staden Morwhayle. Böckerna är författade och illustrerade av Peter Bergting.

Vill du köpa Legenden om Morwhayle direkt av Peter, signerade med en illustration och en liten hälsning kan du skicka ett mail till Vi tar 150 kr per bok inklusive porto. Tyvärr har vi för närvarande bara del 2 och 3 i lager.

Morwhayle myllrar av monster, trolldom och mystiska varelser. I centrum av berättelserna står Malda Stern, dotter till Häxmästaren som under många år höll landet i ett järngrepp med hjälp av sina odöda. Maldas halvbror Arteil Krill, som inte sett sin syster på tio år, har kommit till Morwhayle för att hjälpa henne. Men han vet inte med vad, och han känner inte till Maldas mörka hemlighet. Efter sig har han sin far, Maldas styvfar som hatar henne över allting annat i världen.

Gemensamt för böckerna är att du ständigt är osäker på vem som egentligen är god och vem som är ond, och kanske är inte svaret så enkelt som du tror. Vän kan bli fiende och inte ens fienderna är helt igenom onda – precis som hjältarna har dåliga sidor. Speciellt Malda, som är en tjej som både kan svinga svärd och kasta magi, men som har dåligt humör och ännu sämre självförtroende. Vid sin sida har Malda draken Gorgobestor, en snarstucken, illvillig best som byter sida när han känner för det.

I de tre delarna kommer syskonen allt närmare varandra, men samtidigt har en klyfta öppnat sig, en avgrund som kommer att skilja dem åt för alltid om de inte kan stoppa det som håller på att hända.

I den tredje och avslutande delen sätts allting på sin spets. Vem sida kommer draken att välja, och är Malda verkligen ond på riktigt? Men den kanske viktigaste frågan är ändå vad Rignach, demonsvärdet vill. Svärdet som tillhört Arteils far och som gått från hand till hand. Vem kommer att bära Rignach in i dödens stad – och är profetian sann? Profetian som säger att två syskon skall mötas på slagfältet i den sista striden om Morwhayle.

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Coming Soon!

The Portent: Ashes, my next graphic novel arrives in May/June, 2014 in Swedish and English from Dark Horse Comics/Kartago.

Spelet om Morwhayle

Spelet om Morwhayle

I detta rollspel tar du rollen som en av Morwhayles Vakthundar - ett hemligt sällskap som kämpar mot Rådet för att stoppa den magiska stadens undergång.
Spelet kommer i en box i klassiskt Äventyrsspelsformat, med tärningar, böcker, en karta och Hjälteblad - allt man behöver för att spela.

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