Monday, November 26, 2007
Dear all, I'm happy to say that I won the third prize that was awarded to me for a one-page comic at the international comics festival called "Funny Comics Show" that took place in Zagreb this weekend. I submit to you the page that got me this prize, and apologize for not having it translated in English. I also give you some photos to show you the laid-back atmosphere of the
This is Mr. Šunjić, a renown comics publisher in Croatia, who was sitting in the jury. The remaining two members of the jury were the renown comic artists Tihomir Tikulin and Goran Sudžuka (artist of "Y-the last man", etc.).
This is the comic. The competition was about doing a one-page comic themed "Cowboys and Indians".
I don't remember what I was saying, its all too blurry to me now.
My wife Valentina got hold of the monetary part of the prize fairly quickly. Apart from the money and an Andy Warhol moment, I received a beautiful calendar with large reproductions of the most famous of all Croatian comic artists, Andrija Maurović.
Here I pose next to Mr. Gallieno Ferri, veteran author of the Italian comic "Zagor", which has for a long time been very popular in Croatia and elsewhere in South East Europe. I was very honored to have Mr. Ferri sign my prize plaque.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Charcoal, eraser and piece of cloth are scattered across the paper as if to testify: "Look, I did it just with these here!" Anyway, the problem with this drawing is that I scaled it up to 1.5 times the actual size of the model's head. The trouble here is that it is difficult to track such augmentation consistently with respect to all the details, like: nose, eyes, mouth... Therefore, at this level of aptitude, one should stick to the real scale.