Cip by Nicolae Nobilescu
Cip, o pasarica fara frica (1978)

Nicolae Nobilescu is a Romanian illustrator and comic book artist. He was one of the few artists who could make a living out of illustrating alone during the country's communist era. Born in Bucharest, he published his first drawing in Universul Copiilor at the age of 8. He made caricatures for the Constructorul paper while fulfilling his military service at the slipway of the Danube-Black Sea canal.

Haf by Nicolae Nobilescu
Haf - Příběhy pejska šibala

Between 1966 and 1972 he illustrated over 500 book covers, while also designing storyboards for films and documentaries. He also drew ten children's comic books during the 1970s and 1980s, that were also translated to Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Spanish, English and French, including 'Yo-yo the Little Cat', 'Frisky - the Adventures of a Naughty Dog', 'Freddie the Frog', 'Cheeky the Smallest Mouse of All' and 'Chirpy the Naughty Little Bird'.

Cheeky by Nicolae Nobilescu
Cheeky the Smallest Mouse of All

He produced two more comic books after the fall of communism, namely 'Cowboy Dog, căutătorul de aur' (1990) and 'Super Boy et la planète des droits des enfants' (published by Save the Children in Romanian, French, English, German and Hungarian, 1992). In the 1999-2002 period he designed several sets of stamps for the Romanian postal services. An avid golfer, Nobilescu edited his own golf guide in 2000, and is head of Golf magazine since 2002.

Superboy by Nicolae Nobilescu

Source biography: Dictionnaire de la Bande Dessinée Roumaine by Dodo Nita
Last updated: 2013-03-21

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