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

His four most recent graphic novels are published by Dark Horse comics. Currently working on the comic book Baltimore with Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.

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The Untamed

A long journey comes to and end and also a new start. The graphic novel from Sebastian Jones, Darrell May and me has been finished for almost two years. It’s been a labour of love and we’ve poured so much time and energy into this book I cannot believe how many months of my life are within those pages.

The Kickstarter is soon finished and the book was funded within the first days. We reached a couple of stretch goals and there’s still about a week left.

But this is also a fresh start as we begin the journey towards an animated TV series. We have a great team of people in Andrew Cosby (Eureka, Two Guns), Lloyd Levin (Hellboy, Watchmen, The Rocketeer), and Andrew Sugerman (Death Sentence, Conviction, Shopgirl).

We even got Sean Bean to voice our main character.

A couple of weeks ago I travelled to LA for the launch party at Hi De Ho Comics. We had a great time. Our own Niobe from the book – Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games) showed up as well as some surprise guests such as Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World).


Check out the Youtube trailer featuring Sean Bean, hit like and visit our Kickstarter page while it’s still up to grab some really nice rewards!


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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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How to promote your book

So, your book is finished and it’s going to be published. Congratulations! Now the real work begins.

As a writer/artist when we sign with a publisher, it’s a good idea to set aside a little bit of that advance you’ll get for marketing purposes. Could be and ad, could be promotional material you just give out, stickers, pins, posters etc.

Here’s why: When you release a book. One thing happens: Almost nothing. Your publishers’ marketing department will do their best to sell it to bookstores and online. They will go out of the way to get you signings, workshops and speaking engagements. They will send out review copies to anyone who asks.

But that will only go so far to reach your audience. It might amount to actual sales of roughly 5-8,000 books. That’s not a lot and in all honesty, it will probably be a lot less than that. If this is your first book for a “smaller” publisher you’re looking at 1,000-,1,500 copies sold. If it tanks … well, even less than that. A good review from BTJ (Sweden only) might mean a few hundred copies for the libraries.

For a book to be moderately successful in Sweden, an estimated 8-12,000 copies need to find new readers (depending on publisher, some might be happy with around 5,000). Most books dwindle way below those numbers. In a world of cute cats and Justin Biebers, that fantasy epic you handcrafted for a year is heading for some tough competition online (I know I will click anything with a cat in it). So you need to work, and work hard to get your book out there.

One year after I released my third YA book, I still had people asking me when it was going to be released. And we are talking about fans of the series now. You can never reach everyone out there but you can make sure that it goes a little further by paying for targeted impressions on Facebook, quite literally your largest source for an audience. Most of them are there, you just have to know where to look. For me, it’s fans of The Hunger Games and Harry Potter with an estimated reach of about 300,000 people in Sweden. Not all of those are prospective buyers, but at least it’s a start. If you can rack up a few hundred sales from an online ad on FB, or a promoted post, your book is going in the top 10 next week and you will have reached your first goal – To get it seen. Those eyeballs are worth more than the money spent, believe me. If it’s in the top 10, people who visit that online book store will see your book. If it isn’t – they won’t. Simple as that.

Twitter is harder, you need a fanbase that will retweet your link to death. Guess what, that’s not going to happen unless you have several hundred thousands of followers. Same goes for Instagram and Google+. Sorry.

And to add insult to injury, most book stores face dwindling sales and they may not even carry your title, instead opting for the big hits. If they carry your book at all, it will likely end up on the shelves for a few weeks until the next batch of releases come in. And a book on a shelf needs you to go there to find it or a dedicated clerk to recommend it to you.

Maybe you’re not in it for the money? Well, I can tell you that your publisher sure is. No matter how many friends tell you that your new book is awesome, that will matter diddly squat when those numbers come in and you only moved a few thousand copies. You’re heading back to flipping burgers.

Now, if you excuse me, I have to go look at pictures of kittens with witty captions.


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Peter joins Baltimore

Read the inverview here: Comic Book Resources


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Hellboy Day

Celebrating 20 years of Hellboy today. It’s been 12 years since I first was in contact with Mike during our making of the Hellboy roleplaying game for Steve Jackson Games.


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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 five 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.

His two latest graphic novels, with Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, Baltimore: The Witch of Harju, and Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King are both published by Dark Horse Comics.


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.
 In 2015 he received the Adamson statuette, the Swedish "Nobel prize" in Comics.

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

With over 25 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.

Books as author. For a full list of title, please see or similar.
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
2015: Isskeppet, Semic

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



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.

Mer info hos Fria Ligan