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Comic Creator

Nikola Navojev

Nick Woodly

(1913, Russia - 9 November 1940, Former Yugoslavia)  Serbia

Nikola Navojev

Lovci Orhideja Smrti, by Nikola Navojev

Nikola Navojev was born in St-Petersburg, Russia, but moved to Yugoslavia during his childhood. He made his comics debut in the magazine Strip. He produced a great many stories for the magazine, including 'Rat pod Zemljom', 'Crna Krila na Ostrvu Amazona', 'Lovci Orhideja Smrti', and 'Moderni Gusari'. One of his most notable creations was the jungle comic 'Tarcaneta'. In 1936, he was also contributing to Robinzon (a.o. 'Atlantida') and he did a daily strip called 'Vukadin' for Vreme. Navojev was among the first artists for Mika Miš (Mickey Mouse) magazine, and was one of the local artists that illustrated stories with the character.

Taras Bulba by Nikola Navojev
Taras Bulba (from Bulgarian publication)

He began a collaboration with scriptwriter Branko Vidic, with whom he made stories like 'Mali Moreplovac', 'Hajdukov sin' and 'Otmica lepe Turkinje'. Navojev and Vidic continued their cooperatioin in Mikijevo Carstvo and produced series like 'Mladi Bartulo', 'Mali moreplovac' and 'Dve sirotice'. Their masked avenger 'Zigomar' became one of the magazines most popular features. Navojev used a variety of pseudonyms to sign his work, among others Nick Woodly. Nikola Navojev died of tuberculosis in a sanatarium near Venac, at the age of 27.

Tarcaneta, by Nikola Navojev

Serbian page about Navojev

Laatste update: 2012-04-14

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