Danijel Zezelj

Danijel Zezelj was born in Zagreb, Croatia. He started publishing comics during his first year at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Since 1986 his comics and illustrations have appeared in magazines and anthologies in ex-Yugoslavia, Croatia, Slovenia, England, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the USA. He is author of more than twenty graphic novels and short comics collections. He moved to London, UK in 1991 and then to Montepulciano, Italy in 1992. In 1993 Editori del Grifo published his first graphic novel "Il Ritmo Del Cuore" (The Rhythm of the Heart) with an introduction by Federico Fellini. In 1995 Danijel moved to USA. Since then he has illustrated many short and long comic stories for DC Comics/Vertigo and Marvel Comics. His illustrations are currently published in The New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Guardian, The Stranger, Washington Chronicle, Seattle Weekly, Real Change, etc. His graphic novels are published in France by Mosquito Editions and in Italy by Edizioni Di. Since 1997 he has created a series of multimedia performances in collaboration with musician/composer Jessica Lurie and writers/pilots Greiner & Kropilak. They were premiered in Italy, USA and Croatia. In 2001 in Zagreb, Croatia. Greiner, Kropilak and Zezelj have founded a publishing company and graphic workshop Petikat.