Desimir Žižović Buin was a self-taught comic artist from Serbia. He illustrated Serbian national tales and epic poems in the 1950s. His first comic strip work was the 'Marko i Musa' series in 1953. Newspaper Dečje Novine subsequently ran his comic strip 'Mirko i Slavko' from 1958. It ran for over 450 episodes during fifteen years in various publications, such as Nikad robom, Kuriri, Tik-tak and Bombaši. The comic strip series was also adapted to a movie directed by Branimir Janković-Tori. The popularity led to an increased production of the comic book series, for which Buin got the aid of fellow artists like Žika Atanacković, Branko Plavšić and Nikola Mitrović Kokan.
Artwork © 1996 Desimir Zizovic Buin
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