is a Swedish autobiographical comic strip
created by Martin Kellerman
, focusing on an anthropomorphic dog
, Rocky, and his friends in their everyday life in Stockholm
is based on Kellerman's own life.
Some of the humor draws from hip hop
culture, and the dialogue sometimes incorporates English phrases. Kellerman states that "when a Swede says something like Jay-Z
would say, that's automatically funny. It's still white here, but in Sweden, it's funnier. Most of my friends have grown up on hip-hop, but it's like a joke—we're so not gangsta
The comic has been translated to Norwegian
, and French
, either as a running strip or collected in book form.
Kellerman created Rocky
after his girlfriend broke up with him and he was fired from his job as a cartoonist for a pornographic magazine
. He decided to draw a comic strip about his current situation to entertain himself and his friends, and did not initially take it seriously.<ref... Read More