Darko Macan

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Darko Macan
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Zagreb, Croatia
Area(s)Writer, artist
Pseudonym(s)Cecile Quintal

Darko Macan (born 1966) is a Croatian author and illustrator who has created and collaborated on comics, essays and science fiction and fantasy. He is also an editor.


Born in Zagreb, where he still lives, he has a degree in history and archeology from the University of Zagreb.

He has drawn and written many comic books, mostly in Croatian, but in 1993 he broke into the American comics industry when he and fellow Croatian artist Edvin Biuković submitted their work to Dark Horse Comics. He has also done Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse for Disney comics. He was nominated for the Eisner Award twice (Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths and Prayer to Sun).

As a writer, he has sold more than forty science fiction and fantasy short stories, two science fiction novels and three children's books. He has won four SFERA Awards and two Grigor Vitez Awards.

Under the pseudonym Cecile Quintal he has written essays about comics.

He was editor of nine Annual Collections of Croatian SF. He is editor-in-chief of the Q strip comics magazine.


A cover of the Q strip comics magazine.

Science fiction and fantasy prose[edit]

  • Ona koju vole bogovi, novel (with Tatjana Jambrišak, Goran Konvični, Damir Starešinić and Berislav Lopac) (included in annual collection Zagreb 2014 by SFera, 1998)
  • Koža boje masline, novel (included in annual collection Dvije tisuće šarenih aliena by SFera, 2000), SFERA Award
  • Teksas Kid (i još neka moja braća), short story collection, includes Koža boje masline (Mentor, 2003)
  • 42 (pročitaj i daj dalje), short stories (Mentor, 2009)

Books about science fiction[edit]

  • Macan čita! (obdukcija SF-žanra u Hrvata) (Mentor, 2007)

Books for children[edit]

  • Knjige lažu! (Znanje, 1997), Grigor Vitez Award
  • Pavo protiv Pave (Mozaik kniga, 2002)
  • Žuta minuta: rock'n'roll bajka (Autorska kuća, 2005), Grigor Vitez Award
  • Dlakovuk (Knjiga u centru and Autorska kuća, 2007)
  • Jadnorog (Knjiga u centru, 2008)


Books about comics[edit]

  • Stripocentrik : (Kvintalove tjedne kartice) (Mentor, 2005)
  • Hrvatski strip : 1945.-54. (Mentor, 2007)

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Preceded by
Dan Jurgens
Captain America writer
Succeeded by
John Ney Rieber
Preceded by
Warren Ellis
Hellblazer writer
Succeeded by
Brian Azzarello