Iancu Jianu by Vali Ivan
Iancu Jianu

Born in Turnu Măgurele, Vali Ivan is a graduated engineer. He turned to drawing however and his caricatures and comics have appeared in most important papers from post-communist Romania. In his work, Ivan gives a satirical view on the political current affairs and of his country and abroad. He has his own political comics feature every Saturday in Jurnalul National since 2003.

By 2005, he turned to more classic and realistic comic art when he made a comic book adaptation of Jules Verne's book 'Five Weeks in a Balloon' on the occassion of 100th annniverary of the author's death. The book was published by Egmont and quickly became a bestseller in Romanian bookshops. He returned to this graphical style in 2010, when he started the adventures of outlaw 'Iancu Jianu' for Jurnalul de Duminică.

Cartoon by Vali Ivan
Cartoon by Vali Ivan

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Source biography: Dictionnaire de la Bande Dessinée Roumaine by Dodo Nita
Last updated: 2013-03-12

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