From L'Avventuroso, by Sergej Solovjev 1942

Sergej Solovjev was born in Russia, but he escaped to Serbia in 1920 and, like many other Russians, he became Yugoslav. Solovjev studied at the Academy of Art in Belgrade. His first comic 'Legija Prokletib' was a story of adventure and war. Sergej Solovjev had 31 comics printed in three different Serbian magazines (Mika Miš, Mikijevo Carstvo, Politikin Zabavnik) before the Nazi invasion in 1941. Nearly half of Solovjev's comics were written by Branislav Vidic.

The Song of the South Wind (1945), by Sergej Solovjev
The Song of the South Wind (1945)

Works they did together include 'Ivanhoe', 'Crni Ataman' and 'Bufalo Bil'. Solovjev and Vidic also produced the excellent biographical serials 'Napoleon', 'Siberian Girl' and 'Big Kid'. The high quality of Solovjev's work was confirmed by publication abroad, mostly in France.

Romeo i Julieta by Sergej Solovjev
Romeo i Julieta (from Bulgarian publication)

In Italy, Solovjev's work appeared in the fascist L'Avventuroso magazine, that ran from 1934 to 1943. Sergej Solovjev lived in the Western Yugoslav town Rijeka for some time after 1945, but in the mid-1950s he crossed over to Italy, where he died in 1975.

Ivanhoe, by Sergej Solovjev
Ivanhoe, by Sergej Solovjev

Last updated: 2012-04-13

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