Marko Stojanović was born on May 17th 1978 in Leskovac where he still lives and works as an English teacher. For 16 years he was drawing and translating comics (Hellboy, Hardboiled, Raptors, Sky Doll…). He has scripted albums Max Debris; Black Soul;, Hawthorne Bed; Requiem; Dog’s Lives; Dust, Ashes, Fairytale and Other Truths; Deathwatch; Le Dico des Hommes, Le Dico des Femmes; Les 69 secrets a savoir sur les Femmes; Les 69 secrets a savoir sur les Hommes; Tout obtenir de Lui; Tout obtenir de Elle and the serials ’Ageless’ and ’Bloodless’. He writes for several periodicals (he is a columnist for the UPPS portal – http://www.upps-sajt.com) and author of a book of comics-related essays entitled Southern Comfort published byCultural Centre of Niš in their edition ’Eldorado’. He has prepared and edited Leskovac Comics 1950-2010 monography along with several graphic novels of Serbian authors. He is also EIC of Strip Pressing comics magazine from Niš, comics editor for the Think Tank magazine from Leskovac and initial creator plus co-organizer of Balkan Young Comics Creators Showcase, the oldest and most massive comics festival in the ex-Yugoslavian region. With Srđan Nikolić Peka he is heading ’Nikola Mitrović Kokan’ school for comics creators in Leskovac. He won several tens of awards, amongst them the First Politikin Zabavnik Prize, Sixth International Comics Salon Plaque for the script and classical approach to comics, Grand Prix of the Seventh International Salon in Veles – Macedonia and two October Awards of Leskovac.
Jovan Ukropina was born on September 28th 1980 in Belgrade. He graduated from the College of Fine and Commercial art in Belgrade. Since 1992 he is a member of the ‘Đorđe Lobačev’ comics school and workshop. He worked together with the script writer Marko Stojanović on several short comics stories winning several awards, amongst which were the Second Prize for comics competition in Niš and the First Prize of Politikin Zabavnik for the SKC Competition in Belgrade. He published his comics in periodicals Strip Vilajet, Think Tank and Strip Pressing. For the magazine Blitz Woman he was creating for years the feature Nevena. For French publisher ‘12bis’ he realised La ou vivent les morts album with writer Jean-Pierre Pecau. He also illustrated books for numerous Serbian publishers, amongst them for ‘Creative Centre’ and ‘Busy Bee’.