Chez Cuckoo is a comic about very different people managing to live together somehow. It’s a comic about friendship, feminism, alcohol, gender, religion, metal music, everyday disasters, and general screw-ups.

You can read about the main characters here!

What is Chez Cuckoo?

Chez Cuckoo started back in January 2000 as a guest strip in the Norwegian Gary Larson’s Far Side Gallery comic magazine. The Norwegian title is “Kollektivet”. In Norway, Chez Cuckoo has been published in several newspapers, magazines, books, and softcover albums for different publishers over the years. Bulls Press syndicates the comic in Norway and Scandinavia. In 2018 I began publishing Chez Cuckoo for the first time in English.

The Official Norwegian Website: Kollektivet.no

Who am I?

My name is Torbjørn Lien, and I’m a full-time cartoonist. I live and work in the western part of Norway, combined with being a part-time dad for my kids.

Occasionally I pop up in the Chez Cuckoo comic. These are weird meta moments, usually when the madness is about to tip over. But I prefer to stay in the background, finding pleasure in controlling the characters and making their lives miserable.