Suparnici (Plavi Vjesnik, 1965)
Žarko Beker was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1936. He studied architecture, but left his studies to become a comic artist. His first comic was published in magazine Pionir in 1951. In 1956, he started working in animation, and he worked on seven films during a period of three years.
After this, he returned to comics and produced titles such as 'Pavel Biri', 'Bint el Hadra', 'Zaviöa', 'Operacija Palac', 'Suparnici', 'Demonja' and 'Magirus'. For most of these, Beker worked together with writer Zvonimir Furtinger. After his retirement from comics, Zarko Beker became art director with a marketing agency in Zagreb.
Zavisa (Plavi Vjesnik, 1961)