Thursday, December 29, 2016

SVA "Where Art Happens" Poster

My poster for SVA "Where Art Happens" will be featured in a new book Design Composition Training by Naoki Mitsui and Hideki Mitsui published by the Japanese publishing company Rikuyosha Co.Ltd.

More here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/28482829/SVA-Where-Art-Happens

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Li'l Abner

I just got Al Capp's original comic strip "Li'l Abner" from 1966. In this strip Li'l Abner appears in disguise, suit and dark sunglasses, but unfortunately Al Capp's racism is out in the open.
He started drawing comics in 1934 until 1977, but in the process, Capp transformed "from a progressive figure to a student-hating, pro-Vietnam War pal of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.
And not long afterward saw sex scandal headlines gut his fame. Almost overnight he lost everything," according to underground comics pioneer Denis Kitchen, who co-wrote Al's biography, "Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary."
You can read more about his controversial and distasteful life in the article, "Just How Bitter, Petty, and Tragic Was Comic-Strip Genius Al Capp?" www.theatlantic.com/entertainment

Friday, December 16, 2016

House of Tolerance Logo


We just designed the logo for The House of Tolerance. House of Tolerance offers to all citizens of Ljubljana, Slovenia and guests from abroad a range of workshops, cinema projections, theatre performances, as well as discussions on the subjects of Jewish culture, racism, feminism, LGBT, political and aesthetic education.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Steve Canyon Comic Strips by Milton Caniff

When I first saw the originals of Milton Caniff, I was quite surprised with the
amount of corrections especially for a style when printed, looks like it was done
with extreme ease. But as my friend, Zoran Djukanovic said, "comics is what
you see in print."
Here are two good examples of this. Daily news comic strip from Milton Caniff's
"Steve Canyon" from 1.6.1967 and 3.12.1954.

Russian Revolution 100th Anniversary

My poster for the 100th anniversary of the Revolution in Russia. 
The poster was created for the Invitational Poster Campaign of the Global Poster Project for Биеннале Золотая пчела / Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design in Moscow.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pogo

Without the "P" and the "O" and without Pogo, still Pogo by Walt Kelly.
Pogo Sunday comic strip originally dated 7. 21. 74.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Donation to MoMA

I'm very proud to announce that MoMA (Museum of Modern Art New York) just announced the acceptance of the donation by Veljko Despot and I in their collection.
The donation included a 45rpm vinyl record and collateral material for Beatles Fan Club Yugoslavia designed by Mihajlo Arsovski in 1968.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

From the History of Human Stupidity

I just got informed that "From the History of Human Stupidity" a comprehensive book of my comics created in the late 70s and early 80s went on sale today in Zagreb, Croatia. Publishing this book was made possible by the amazing effort of Stjepan Micak who collected, scanned, retouched my comics and wrote the introduction. He need to go through this great effort because I didn't preserve original art.
The book was published by Biblioteka KVADRAT which is part of Matica hrvatska publishing company.

I'mmigrant

The tshirt I'm wearing I received from Jan Sabach, graphic designer from Massachusetts. The tshirt is available at https://codeswitch.threadless.com/.
I will wear this on January 20th. In the meantime, I will probably order
a slightly smaller size for myself because I'm not a big immigrant.


Junior Designer/Studio Assistant

Position available for a Junior Designer/Studio Assistant at Mirko Ilic Corp.
Requirements:
• 1-2 years experience in print design
• Very skillful and experienced in InDesign and Illustrator
• Strong writing/communication skills
• US Working papers
Please send link to your portfolio or website and resume to office@mirkoilic.com
Please no telephone calls.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Johnny Hazard Part III

I got myself half a pound of thinly sliced "Johnny Hazard" daily comic strips by Frank Robbins
from 1974.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Presenting Shakespeare at Chazen Museum

For those who didn't make it out to see the Presenting Shakespeare show at Chazen Museum in Madison, Wisconsin, below are some photos. However there is still some time to see it, Presenting Shakespeare closes December 11th.

More information here.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Heavy Metal

Originally I bought these because of the type and title.
Of course being drawn by John Buscemi for The Avengers vol. 1 in 1988 helped.

Friday, November 11, 2016

SVA Underground Images: Budapest

The opening of SVA Underground Images show, as a part of PosterFest Budapest, will take place at A38 Exhibition Space on November 15th at 8pm. A38 is a cultural center and gallery located on a barge on the Danube River in the middle of Budapest.

I will be attending the opening and I hope to see you there.

More about show here: http://www.a38.hu/en


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lecture at MOME Budapest

I will be lecturing at MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest
on Monday, November 14th at 5:00pm. I hope to see you there.

More here: mome.hu / facebook.com/events


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Burne Hogarth

To draw comics seriously, I needed to learn anatomy. In 1973, I decided to buy the book "Dynamic Figure Drawing" by Burne Hogarth. That was a major investment because foreign books in communist Yugoslavia were very expensive. And in my city, Zagreb, there was only one foreign
book shop in Gunduliceva Street. I don't know how helpful the book was for learning anatomy, but the drawings were very exciting and monumental, especially hands.

Forty-three years later, I managed to buy one of Burne Hogarth's original drawings.
Now finally his hands are in my hands. Strange feeling.

Although this drawing is dedicated to someone in 1992, it was drawn much earlier.

More about Burne Hogarth here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burne_Hogarth


Friday, November 4, 2016

Johnny Hazard Part II

Two more daily strips of "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins from 1974 and 1975
just landed in my hands too with the airplane that delivered them. I think that's going
to be enough of "Johnny Hazard" for some time. Looking to put my hands on something else.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Rip Kirby

Original "Rip Kirby" by John Prentice, Daily Comic Strip from 1975 just landed
in my hands.