by Matei Branea

Matei Branea attended art school and also studied at the University of Theatre Arts and Cinematography. He began his career as a commercial artist, but eventually also turned to creating comics in a typicsl minimalistic style. He became one of the driving forces behind the publishing house Hardcomics in Bucharest, that has published his stories in three anthologies between 2004 and 2007. His album 'Omulan' was published in 2005. A second 'Omulan' mini-comic was published by the Romanian Cultural Insitute in New York in 2009.

Branea is the author of the 'Fat Fingers' comic stories for several magazines from Bucharest, such as Republik and Cluj. Several of his comics have also appeared in fanzines from Italy, Serbia, Slovenia (Stripburger), Poland (Lampa) and Japan (East meets East).

by Matei Branea

Source biography: Dictionnaire de la Bande Dessinée Roumaine by Dodo Nita
Last updated: 2013-03-09

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