Rade Tovladijac

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Rade Tovladijac
Born Rade Tovladijac
August 1, 1961
Ulcinj, Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Area(s) Artist; Writer; Architect
Notable works
illustrations for The Phantom, Modesty Blaise, James Bond, Batman

Rade Tovladijac (Serbian Cyrillic: Раде Товладијац, born August 1, 1965) is a Serbian fantasy and comic book artist, illustrator, painter and architect. He lives in Belgrade.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Ulcinj, Yugoslavia (in Montenegro), and grew up in Čačak (in Serbia). He obtained his degree at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade with project "Celestial City - Orbital Station in Lagrange stationary point - L5."[1]

He debuted in Yugoslav comics industry in 1983, as member of "Bauhaus 7" art group, together with Zoran Tucić, Vujadin Radovanović and Saša Živković.[2][3]

Tovladijac is especially known for his painted covers for popular Yugoslav magazines Gigant, Horor, Tajne,[4] featuring The Phantom, Modesty Blaise, James Bond, Batman and other popular characters.[5]

Among his main comics series are "Ljudi za zvezde" written by Aleksandar Timotijević (Sci-Fi, in YU strip magazine) and "Smešna strana srpske stvarnosti" written by Mihailo Medenica (satirical Saturday page in Press daily, Belgrade).[6]

He has exhibited in group exhibitions in the former Yugoslavia, the UK, Greece and Hungary.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rade Tovladijac, biography, Studio S. O. K. O., Belgrade (Serbian)
  2. ^ Katalog izložbe „Sledeća čovekova granica: 30 godina umetničke grupe Bauhaus 7“, Udruženje stripskih umetnika Srbije i Jugoslovenska kinoteka, Belgrade, October 2011. (Serbian)
  3. ^ Zoran Stefanović. "Kosmičko jaje ili kamen fraktalnog svemira", afterword for collection Niti snova o moći (i druge priče), by Zoran Tucić, Ljuan Koka and Rade Tovladijac, Novi Sad, 2010. (Serbian)
  4. ^ a b Slobodan Ivkov: "Rade Tovladijac" in: 60 godina domaćeg stripa u Srbiji (1935-1995), Galerija „Likovni susret“, Subotica, 1995. E-izdanje: Projekat Rastko (Serbian)
  5. ^ Official website
  6. ^ Zoran Stefanović. Samo satira Srbina spasava: O srpskom političkom stripu povodom serijala “Smešna strana srpske stvarnosti”, from exhibition catalogue, Kragujevac, 2012. (Serbian)

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