Zoran Janjetov

Last updated
Zoran Janjetov
Born (1961-06-23) 23 June 1961 (age 60)
Subotica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Area(s)Penciller, inker, colorist
Notable works
The Technopriests
Adventures of young John Difool
Bernard Panasonik

Zoran Janjetov (Serbian Cyrillic : Зоран Јањетов; born 23 June 1961) is a Serbian comics artist. Janjetov is among most prominent comics creators of former Yugoslavia, published worldwide. [1] [2] He is best known as the illustrator of Avant l'Incal and The Technopriests , written by Alejandro Jodorowsky. [3]

Contents

During the mid-1980s, Janjetov was a vocalist for the Yugoslav art rock band Heroina, with which he recorded one album.

Biography

Early biography

Janjetov started to draw at very early age with strong support from his parents. His father, an architect by profession, gave him the knowledge needed to start his career. Young Janjetov was influenced by the works of Walt Disney, and had already made his first short comic at age seven.

After finishing high school, he continued his education at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, where he graduated.

Career in comics

From 1981 to 1995, Janjetov worked on the Bernard Panasonik, published in magazines Yu strip magazin and Vreme zabave .

In 1986, Janjetov was chosen by Alejandro Jodorowski to finish the colour art in The Incal . [4]

Musical career and cover design

In 1983, Janjetov became a vocalist for the art rock band Heroina. [5] With the band he recorded one self-titled album, produced by Mitar Subotić and released in 1985. [5]

Janjetov designed the album artwork for Heroina along with artwork for a number of other Yugoslav acts, including Oktobar 1864, Viktorija, Angel's Breath, but also for international world music acts, like Zuco 103, Konono Nº1, Bebel Gilberto, Celso Fonseca, Tartit, Taraf de Haïdouks, Mahala Raï Banda, Kasai Allstars, Kočani Orkestar and other acts. [6]

Bibliography

  1. Les Deux Orphelins (1988), republished under the title Adieu le père (2002)
  2. Détective privé de classe “R” (1990)
  3. Croot (1991)
  4. Anarco-psychotiques (1992)
  5. Ouisky, SPV et homéoputes (1993)
  6. Suicide Allée' (1995)
  1. La Pré-école techno (1998)
  2. L’École pénitentiaire de Nohope (1999)
  3. Planeta Games (2000)
  4. Halkattraz, l’étoile des bourreaux (2002)
  5. La Secte des Techno-évêques (2003)
  6. Les Secrets du Techno-Vatican (2004)
  7. Le Jeu parfait (2005)
  8. La Galaxie promise (2006)
  1. Les Naufragés (2010)
  2. Sans futur (2012)

Discography

With Heroina

Related Research Articles

This Prize Awarded by the Audience - Cultura is awarded to comics authors at the Angoulême International Comics Festival since 1989.

The Prize for a Series is one of the prizes awarded by the Angoulême International Comics Festival. This prize was first awarded in 2004, then after two more years was cancelled. It was reinstated in 2010 and has been awarded ever since.

<i>The Incal</i>

The Incal is a French graphic novel series written by Alejandro Jodorowsky and originally illustrated by Jean Giraud. The Incal, with first pages originally released as Une aventure de John Difool in Métal hurlant and published by Les Humanoïdes Associés, introduced Jodorowsky's "Jodoverse", a fictional universe in which his science fiction comics take place. It is an epic space opera blending fantastical intergalactic voyage, science, technology, political intrigues, conspiracies, messianism, mysticism, poetry, debauchery, love stories, and satire. The Incal includes and expands the concepts and artwork from the abandoned film project Dune directed by Jodorowsky and designed by Giraud from the early 1970s.

Serbian rock is the rock music scene of Serbia. During the 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s, while Serbia was a constituent republic of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbian rock scene was a part of the SFR Yugoslav rock scene.

Les Humanoïdes Associés ("Humanoïdes") is a Franco-American publishing house specializing in comics and graphic novels. Founded in December 1974 by comic artists Mœbius, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Philippe Druillet, and financial director Bernard Farkas in order to publish Métal Hurlant, it quickly expanded to include a variety of science fiction works, featuring mature themes that were not commonplace in the Franco-Belgian comic world. Considered revolutionary in the comic book form at the time, chiefly due to its focus on the science fiction genre, the work found in Humanoïdes inspired many generations of authors and filmmakers.

Travis Charest Canadian comics creator

Travis Charest is a Canadian comic book penciller, inker and painter, known for his work on such books as Darkstars, WildC.A.T.s, Grifter/Shi, WildC.A.T.s/X-Men: The Golden Age and The Metabarons. He is known for his detailed line work and muted color palette, and is a much sought-after cover artist, having done extensive cover work for many other books, such as various Star Wars series from Dark Horse Comics.

Mitar Subotić Musical artist

Mitar Subotić "Suba", also known as Rex Ilusivii, was a Serbian-born musician and composer who was set to become one of Brazil's most prominent producers when he died in November 1999.

Igor Kordej

Igor Kordej is a Croatian comic book artist, illustrator, graphic designer and scenographer of international reputation.

YU Grupa

YU Grupa is a Serbian rock band. A pioneer in combining rock music with the elements of the traditional music of the Balkans, YU Grupa is credited with being the longest-lasting Serbian rock band.

Georges Bess is a comics artist and comic book creator, best known for his collaborations with Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Serbian comics are comics produced in Serbia.

<i>Bjesovi</i> (album) 1994 studio album by Bjesovi

Bjesovi is the self-titled and second album of the Serbian rock band Bjesovi released in 1994.

<i>Godina sirotinjske zabave</i> 1996 studio album by Block Out

Godina sirotinjske zabave is the second album by the Serbian alternative rock band Block Out, released by Metropolis Records in 1996. The album was rereleased by Multimedia records in 2004.

Pop Mašina

Pop Mašina was a Yugoslav progressive rock band from Belgrade. Pop Mašina was formed in 1972, and released two studio albums and one live album before disbanding in 1978. After Pop Mašina disbanded, the band's former members formed a short-lasting hard rock band Rok Mašina.

Angels Breath

Angel's Breath was a project by Serbian and Yugoslav musicians Milan Mladenović and Mitar Subotić "Suba". Initially named Dah Anđela and founded in 1985 by the two musicians with the guitarist Goran Vejvoda, the project was reactivated in São Paulo, Brazil, where Subotić had moved to live in the early 1990s, with a lineup of Brazilian musicians.

Zdravko Zupan

Zdravko Zupan was a Yugoslav comic book creator and historian.

Momčilo "Moma" Rajin is a Serbian art and music critic, theorist and historian, artist, publisher and cultural facilitator, living and working in Belgrade.

Heroina was a Yugoslav art rock band from Novi Sad.

<i>Ex YU rock enciklopedija 1960 - 2006</i>

Ex YU rock enciklopedija 1960 - 2006 is a book by Serbian author, journalist and music critic Petar Janjatović. Published in 2007, the book represents the third, expanded edition of Janjatović's 1998 book Ilustrovana YU rock enciklopedija 1960 - 1997. The book features information about most important acts of the rock scene of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as well as of scenes of the successor states.

References

  1. Peter Nicholls; John Clute (1993). New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction . p.  1362.
  2. Živković, Zoran (1990). Enciklopedija naučne fantastike. pp. 333–335.
  3. Zoran Stefanović; Zdrako Zupan; Živojin Taburić (2011). Stripovi koje smo voleli: izbor stripova i stvaralaca sa prostora bivše Jugoslavije u XX veku. Belgrade: Omnibus. pp. 75–77.
  4. Janjetov biography on Lambiek Comiclopedia
  5. 1 2 Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 100.
  6. Zoran Janjetov at Discogs