Born 1946 in Belgrade Yugoslavia.
In his native Yugoslavia, in 1969, he graduated from Belgrade’s Academy for Applied Arts. He then became an editorial cartoonist for the Belgrade evening newspaper, Večernje Novosti, and the weekly magazine Nin, a professor of illustration at the Academy of Applied Arts, art director for a company in Rome and a creator of more than 20 books for children. He has won a
In August 1993, he left war torn Yugoslavia with his wife and daughter to settle in Toronto where his brother had been living for twenty years. . He commented about those war years. “Three or four years ago, when the war made it a completely impossible political situation, I actually stopped doing political cartoons and concentrated on children’s illustration just as a way of escaping from it.”
His work has appeared in the Toronto Star both as editorial cartoons and as illustrations in nearly every section of the paper. One of his cartoons for the Star, “Bosnian Childhood” won the Grand Prix at a major international cartoon festival in Skopje. He has also won a Grand Prix in Tokyo, a silver medal in Istanbul, and a Golden Pen in Amsterdam.
His cartoons are still published in Belgrade. Besides the Star, he has worked for The New York Times, Canadian Geographic, Saturday Night, Canadian Living, Owl and Chickadee. He has produced theatre posters and still works on children’s books.
This animator, editorial cartoonist and book illustrator teaches animation at Sheridan College.
In 2013 he retuned to Serbia.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Caricature . Cartoons Canada. Ed., Terry Mosher. Linda Leith Publishing, 2012: 86.
|Portfoolio…: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Ken MacQueen Macmillan of Canada, ….|
|10: 1994.||11: 1995.||12: 1996.|
|Portfoolio …. The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., Guy Badeaux . Writ., Jay Stone. Macmillan of Canada, …|
|13, 1997.||14, 1998.||15, 1999.||16, 2000.||17, 2001.|
Portfoolio 18: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., Guy Badeaux. Writ., Scott Feschuk. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 2002..
|Portfoolio …. The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed. & Writ., Guy Badeaux . McArthur & Co. …|
|19, 2003.||20, 2004.||21, 2005.|
|Portfoolio …: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., & Writ., Warren Clements. McArthur & Co. ….|
|22: 2006.||23: 2009.||24: 2010.||25: 2011.|
Content novel & Cover book front :
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang. Writ., Mordecai Richler. Tundra Books, 2009.
Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur. Writ., Mordecai Richler. Tundra Books, 2009.
Jacob Two-Two’s First Spy Case. Writ., Mordecai Richler. Tundra Books, 2009.
Jacob Two-Two On the High Seas. Writ., Gary Fagan. Tundra Books, 2009.
Content story & Cover book & dust jacket front & back:
The Man With The Violin. Writ., Kathy Stinson. Annick Press, 2013..
Content story & Cover book & dust jacket wrap around:
Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Key Porter Kids, 2004.
The Enormous Potato. Wit., Aubrey Davis. Key Porter Kids, 1998.
Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, Writ., Margaret Atwood. Key Porter Kids, 2003
Let’s Play, Kids Can Press
Scary Science, Owl Books
PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC:
Owl, 19-9, November 1994: “Pest of the Show”: 10-11.
Portfoolio 10: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., Guy Badeaux. Macmillan of Canada, 1994: “Dušan Petričič”: 146.
Portfoolio 25: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons. Ed., & Writ., Warren Clements. McArthur & Co. 2011: “Dušan Petričič”: 163.
The Toronto Star, 2 Dec. 1995: “Making their mark.” Writ., Michael Hanlon,. K5.
Toronto Star, 2 Nov. 1996: “The big picture.” Writ., Kathy Muldoon. H1.
Portfoolio 10, Back cover.
Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur, Front cover.
The Man with the Violin, Front cover.