Ragnvald Blix was both a cartoonist and author. Blix declared his manifesto: “To be a good cartoonist, you have to be cold as ice in the face of all ideas and all persons. Sympathies and antipathies do not exist. First and foremost, you must have no respect for authority, tradition, or anything else in Heaven or on Earth, or even for anything in Hell.” Blix continued ridiculing fascism, Nazism, and communism in his satirical cartoons.
Former lecturer in Swedish language and literature at the University of Munster, Germany 1982–2004. Has organized several conferences and presented a large number of Swedish authors, artists, and others for the German audience. Received the Swedish Academy’s prize for Swedish culture abroad in 2007. Has translated Scandinavian texts into German.