Alem Ćurin was born in 1953 in Split, Croatia. A Hvar islander from Bačvice. He quit studying graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb to dedicate his time to comic books. A graphic designer, illustrator, painter, sculptor, prose writer and essayist, whose unconventional biography says that he is “first of all a comic book artist getting ready to make the comic of his life.” An acclaimed illustrator, a master of unconventional black and white prints, sometimes “on the verge of unpublishability” because of surrealist experiments and breathtaking oniric scenes. His illustrations gave a special touch to the idea of Feral Tribune, and today he draws for the Novosti weekly.
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