понедељак, 12. новембар 2012.

Santa Claus

My fan from Belgium , asks me to make him New Years card , and if it's not a problem , to make a scan of few stages of work . I said , that's not a problem , and what is even better , you can see now whole procedure how I make all this pictures . It's combination of techniques as usually . 

понедељак, 08. октобар 2012.

Rewinding Comic

This is a project that I made for Belgrade Comic Fest . The idea came after I made 20 illustrations for Victor Radonjic's poems , that can fit together to make one big illustration .
It's actually a paper band 7m long and 7cm thick. Drawings are done with mixture of graphite pens, air brush and white gouache. After that it is coiled on two sticks and put together in wooden box, with rewind buttons. As I like to say, this is a one picture comic (no vertical spaces between pictures) and you need to rewind it in order to read it. Hence the title "Premotavanje" - Rewinding. The story is about rewinding also, rewinding of the whole life through series of flash-back's.
This comic artifact is also adapted for "Stripoteka" comic magazine on four pages with five stripes each. I received Grand Prix at Belgrade comic salon 2012. for this, some would say, ready made or assemblage or installation. This video version is made to create the impression of watching real box and how it looks when you rotate the buttons.
The inserted music is : Nocturno Opus N°2 - Frederic Chopin

субота, 06. октобар 2012.

Summer day till noon

I made a cover page for new book of Nebojsa Romcevic . I must admit that I didn't have time to read it , but receive suggestion  from editor  . After I finish sketch , they said : sure go ahead . But they didn't accept my design solution ( the one you can see here ) . No worry's , their solution was very good too .

New jobs

I found myself  in empty period . There is no news from French editors so I use this time to do some little jobs . As matter of fact , I prefer this kind of arrangements more than long jobs such as comic albums for French editors . But working in comic business have some good sides , that makes me going back in comic world . Doing albums is for certain ( you know what , and how much you are going to work next one year ). With free lance it's not that simple . And as a comic author you can build some carer and be known as drawer with his own project and style  .

петак, 05. октобар 2012.

NIN magazine - Cover page

My professor from academy Jugoslav Vlahovic asked me if I want to do cover page for NIN magazine for main theme of this issue : "Serbia on the edge of disaster"  . And I said : Sure why not , I like disaster things.
After I finish it I realize it's a bit messy , and you can't see at a first sight what is all about . Well , I can tell you now : it's bunch of buildings that represent various institution in Serbia , that falls straight to hell .
Cute , and optimistic , isn't it ? Well , that's NIN - very optimistic magazine .

недеља, 26. август 2012.

Art centre

Here I am after some time  . Here are two relatively old drawings that I made for concurs of Belgrade Art center . Nothing special to mention about it . First one is Horror-vacui with Rade Markovic ( director of center ) explaining me the rules of concurs . All around it are some associations that I have during making the picture . Something like things I made for Scrap book ( the chip is real one ).

Second one is picture that I made one year latter , and it's about Shaun Tan - Australian illustrator that I admire very much . And just about that time I discover him , and had need to make remix of his illustration on my way . Thanks Tan for fabulous work ! Oh yes , the balloon is made of textil , and map is a reqal one  . 

субота, 23. јун 2012.

Hell boy dedicace

My publisher , calls me few days ago , and tells that he wants to publish new Hellboy book , and that it would be nice to have little gallery on the end where some Serbian comic drawers would do one Hellboy . And there it is ....

Engraved comic

Few days ago , I was digging through my old stuff , and works from Academy . And I stumbled upon this . My graphic from 1997. when I was on 4th year of Academy of applied arts . My professor wasn't very happy that I am interested in comics , and she was disgust with my idea to make engraved comic . But when I explained her that I want to do ten copper plates instead one ( which was our assignment ) she said OK . Of course , every plate is another picture on this one page comics called "Metamorphoze" , and it's combination of few techniques : engraving , etching , aquatint , mezotint , drypoint . It takes some time to finish it , but main problem was printing . I had lot's of troubles to make just six prints , because it constantly happened that everything is good but one or two plates are not printed well , so the whole thing is bad . Finally , professor was very satisfied and finds it very cute , and I get 9 yeeee!

среда, 06. јун 2012.

Funky Golden Fish

Pero , owner of the club "Brankov" asked me to draw him a "Funky golden fish" . He had an idea that text should be : You find a Golden fish , your wish will come true : Free drink on opening party ! And I said : yes . This is a cute little job a thought , and I need something to relax from comix . Here , you can see sketch and final drawing . I think it's Funky enough !

Moebius dedicace

Like many illustrators or comic drawers , I was very sorry when I have heard about death of Jean Giraud . Because of some sens of obligation and gratitude I wanted to do something in his honour . But , I usualy my wishes is one , and possibilities are something different so I waith for some better ocasion . Fortunately , I receive offer to make picture of Arzach for one very nice colectionar from France . As I do , he wanted to have something in memory for that sad moment . So , that's how this came out : Arzach flying above energy flux city .

среда, 28. март 2012.

New exhibition poster

Few days after I finish exhibition poster ( the one from the post below ) people from organization decide to change the name of exhibition . So , it will be "Epic heroes and city of future " . I realize that old poster doesn't fit no more , and that I need a new one. But , what can I draw on such theme ? I know, I can draw epic hero and futuristic city !!! Such brilliant idea gives me strength to finish poster fast enough to have time for printing and exhibition announcement in medias . I didn't have doubts about futuristic city , organizers insists that it should be Belgrade . But who can be epic hero ? I know ... Me! But I will add some body weight to look more like hero , my face is epic enough . And I will put a bird too . Why bird ? Ummm....?

уторак, 24. јануар 2012.

and these too ...

New years post cards

I will use this part of year to post all of my mail cards that I send people in a last years . Some of them missing as you see , guess lost in action . If I find them , I will add for sure .