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"[He] Was shown driving away at the beginning of an eddisode [25ft Under the seat]... it just opened up this Pandora's Box of crazy fans that never left him alone to the extent that he now can't use his real name. PLEASE LEAVE HIM ALONE!"
— Thomas Ridgewell

Tord Åke Larsson (born September 6, 1989) was an online friend of Edd Gould whose animated counterpart appeared in Edd's animations and comics. He is of Norwegian descent.

Meeting Edd Gould

Tord was first brought in by Gould to draw comics for his website.[1] He and Gould became close friends, which led to Tord gaining an animated counterpart, first appearing in the 2004 Christmas Special.[2]

Post Eddsworld

Tord quit in 2008, but was still on good terms with Edd. He claimed that he wanted to pursue his own artistic career, and not "mooch off of Edd." When he left, he insisted Edd should also remove his animated counterpart. The beginning scene in 25ft Under the Seat was a result of this. Tom would later criticize the scene, and Edd himself would later state in a vokle that this was his least favorite scene in any of his animations. Edd, when asked by a fan on his "Origin of Eddsworld" journal post on DeviantArt, said he and Tord still kept in touch.[3]

In 2012, after learning about Edd Gould's death, he made a video explaining why he left Eddsworld.[4] Matt was keeping him updated.

In a 2012 vlog, Tom said Tord's reason for leaving was due to the Eddsworld fan base and the attention it was giving him. According to Tom, it reached the point where Tord could, and still cannot use his real name online.[5] The only part of his video that still exists is in Tom's video "Your Eulogy", where he drank a bottle of Cola in the name of Edd.

On August 26, 2014, Someone on Twitter asked Matt if he's still in contact with him. He replied, "would like to but it's been a long time".[6]

On February 5, 2016, Matt mentioned on Twitter that he found 5 years worth of messages on his Facebook account. Tord messaged him, but deleted the account he used later on.[7][8][9]

Tord's animated counterpart reappeared for the Eddsworld: Legacy finale, The End, although he was voiced by Jamie Spicer-Lewis.

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References

  1. "Introducing the new part-time workers at Eddsworld....
    Tom Ridgewell & Tord Larrson
    Tom is Going To do the Occassional Comic and flash, while Tord is our new Comic artist! check out his most recent one... 'Hobbie accessories'!" (2004)
  2. "Origins of Eddsworld"
  3. "if you don't mind me asking, do you and tord still keep in touch?"
    "Yup, of course."
  4. '''YouTube channel''': KalashniCock
  5. "EDDSWORLD VLOG" (TomSka)
  6. "would like to but it's been a long time." (2014)
  7. "Just found 5 years worth of messages random people have sent me on facebook. It took me that long to find them. Thanks facebook." (2016)
  8. "INCLUDING TORD, I wasn't ignoring you. I never knew." (2016)
  9. "before you ask, the account has since been deleted." (2016)

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