I was born in 1945, in Split, Croatia. Twenty years later I studied Stage Design and Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Hamburg, Germany. In 1973, I moved to Berlin, where I started executing humorous oil paintings. After having three successful shows (the paintings were all sold), I then decided to become a cartoonist and an underground comix artist (1976). My work was printed monthly in PARDON,(a satirical magazine similar to MAD), and in other European comic magazines and comic anthologies. I published 3 books of my comics and moved in 1983 to New York. Here I worked for Art Spiegelman's Graphix Magazine RAW and the Topps Company, producing artwork for various trading cards like the GARBAGE PAIL KIDS and WACKY PACKAGES and many other projects.
I have been working for MAD magazine since 1990, contributing cartoons on a regular basis.
I also illustrate children's books, book covers
and high school textbooks. For over 12 years I have regularly contributed illustrations to QUANTUM, a bimonthly student magazine for math and science. I also design posters, draw cartoons, illustrations and comics for various German and American publishers.
Recently I picked up my old oil brushes and started painting my dreams again.
My clients include:
MAD, Springer International, IT'S ABOUT TIME (in association with the American Institute of Physics, the National Science Foundation and the American Geological Institute ), Silly Productions, Topps Company, Byron Preiss, Burger King, Unicef, and in Germany: Ravensburger Verlag, Carlsen Verlag, Volksverlag, Semmel Verlag, Weissmann Verlag and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.