Zoran Janjetov

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Zoran Janjetov
Born Zoran Janjetov
(1961-06-23) June 23, 1961 (age 57)
Subotica, SR Serbia (now Serbia)
Area(s) Penciller, inker, colorist
Notable works
The Technopriests
Adventures of young John Difool
Bernard Panasonik

Zoran Janjetov (Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Јањетов; born June 23, 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]

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


Early biography[edit]

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[edit]

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 Moebius to continue his work The Incal.[4]

Musical career and cover design[edit]

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]


  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)
  • Les armes du Méta-Baron : Vol. 1 (2004), written by Alexandro Jodorowsky, co-drawn with Travis Charest, Les Humanoïdes Associés, France
  • El Gladiator contre Mango (2010), written by Jerry Frissen, drawn by 38 artists, Les Humanoïdes Associés, France
  • L'Ogregod, written by Alexandro Jodorowsky, Delcourt, France
  1. Les Naufragés (2010)
  2. Sans futur (2012)


With Heroina[edit]

  • Heroina (1985)


  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. ^ a b Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 100. 
  6. ^ Zoran Janjetov at Discogs

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