January 30, 2010

January 29, 2010

Urke the Airman

I always wanted to be a fighter pilot but (for all the obvious reasons) this remained just a pipedream. However, I managed to fly the world's most powerful jets through this comic book character - Urke the Airman. The first episode originates back to 2000 when the character was initially conceived, but was actually drawn in 2004. The second episode followed a year later. Both have been published in various magazines. In 2009 I drew these other two colored illustrations.

Iggy / Funboy

A cross between Iggy Pop and a character named FunBoy from "The Crow" that was loosely based on Pop's persona (Pop was supposedly cast in the role, but due to his touring commitments the part went to Michael Massee eventually).

The lyrics are off Pop's 1996 album "Naughty Little Doggie", the track "I Wanna Live". The background is an homage to Detroit - the city in which the dark and violent movie takes place and which spawned garage proto-punk bands such as Iggy's own Stooges.

Updated in 2013.

Iggy Pop

Easily one of my all-time favorite performers. I saw Iggy's show live in Belgrade in 2008. His onstage passion, honesty and dedication has been a constant inspiration to me. This has been inspired by Pop's looks during the 1993-1994 "American Caesar" era. UPDATE: Colors were redone in 2012.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher of Oasis during the band's 90's fame.
Originally drawn for a friend as a birthday gift.

Dead Musicians Society

Dead musicians from each decade: John Lennon marked the 60s, Joey Ramone emerged in the 70s, Michael Jackson highlighted the 80s and Kurt Cobain was the icon of the 90s movement.

Prisoner of Azkaban

Another fan take at Alfonso Cuaron's inspired motion picture rendition of J.K. Rowling's third Harry Potter novel. The Dementor and Sirius Black poster elements of the illustration were rendered in full detail and treated separately.

Aliens: Ripley

A modern heroine. Although I prefer James Cameron's take on the "Alien" franchise, I portrayed Lt. Ripley closer to the "Alien 3" version of David Fincher.

When I started working on this I wanted to make it a Moebius-style illustration, but I lost that quality somewhere along the process...

Gule: Hronike jednog Junaka

"Gule: the Chronicles of a Hero" is a short parodic tribute to a real life friend and mentor. It has been exhibited at the 7th International Comics Festival in Belgrade in the September of 2009 and also published in Komiko's "New Serbian Comics" anthology in June 2010.

Nick Slaughter

The leading character (portrayed by actor Rob Stewart) from the TV show "Tropical Heat / Sweating Bullets" became somewhat of a cultural icon in Serbia during the troublesome 90's. I was in elementary school back then and Nick Slaughter was equal to God in the eyes of my classmates. The Serbian student movement embraced the character as their trademark during the protests against Slobodan Milošević's regime in 1996/97.

Slobodan Perić "Buca"

Yugoslav MiG-29 pilot that was shot down by an American F-15 during the NATO bombing in 1999. He survived ejection from an altitude of 7.000 meters, but tragically died ten years later in a car accident.


Rick Hunter from the 80s space opera Robotech. I loved the show back in 1991-1992 and still do.

A Robotech-themed Christmas greeting card.
Colored in Photoshop 7 using a mouse .

January 28, 2010

The Addams Family

I first discovered The Addams Family in 1994 at the age of ten. During the next three years I have produced tons of comics that featured Charles Addams' iconic characters. This short comic from 2005 is a symbolic farewell tribute to my favorite childhood obsession.

REM: Michael Stipe

The charismatic leader of R.E.M. whom I admire very much.
Drawn in 2005.

Ah, that Magical World of Harley Protter!

"Ah, that Magical World of Harley Protter!" is a comedic series of short comics and illustrations spoofing the Harry Potter universe mostly on word-game basis. Drawn in 2004 and 2005.

Adventures of JR + Garden of Serenity

Johnny Ramone is my all-time favorite Ramones band member, so I guess he deserved a comic book of his own! And a little peice inspired by song "Garden of Serenity" from 1987. All drawn in 2004-2006 period.

Leave Home & Road to Ruin

Dee Dee. Tommy. Joey. Johnny.

Sajber Strip

The original water color cover art for the Egon Bondy novel "Cyber Strip" published in Serbia by Zepter Book World in 2003. Unfortunatelly, the cover designer ruined my work completely by applying some horrible Photoshop filter and converting the title to cyrilics...

I did the back cover too, but was never returned the original artwork. Also, in addition to having my artwork ruined, I was never payed by the publisher...

Old Ramones panels...

Back when I was in high school the Ramones were a life-altering expirience, influence and inspiration. Drawn in 2002. Exhibited and awarded at the 4th International Comics Festival at Belgrade Students Cultural Center in 2006.