Cartoon by Berislav Fabek

Berislav Fabek is a Croatian animator and cartoonist, who has lived and worked in Germany and Canada. He attended the Zagreb School of Graphics, where he studied Lithography. From 1950 he was active as a caricaturist for satirical papers, such as Kerempuh. He was active as an animator for Zagreb Film from 1956 until 1958, when he moved to Germany. He was working for Rolf Kauka in Munich until 1961, mostly as part of Walter Neugebauer's animation team, but also as an artist for 'Fix und Foxi' comics.

Together with his Kauka colleagues and the American animator Hal Clay, he founded the Münchener Insel Film GmbH animation company, for which he worked until 1965. He then became a freelance animator, working mostly through TC-Trickstudio Rudolf & Urchs on 'Mainzelmännchen' films for the ZDF, among other things. He later worked in Wiesbaden for Franz Thies' studios, where he eventually became lead artist and director. Back as a freelance artist in Munich in the 1970s, he also drew cartoons for German magazines like Quick.

Fabek and his famliy moved to Canada in 1978, where he worked for the government in Toronto as a computer graphic artist for many years. He also resumed his activities as a caricaturist for Croatian papers, and published a book collection called 'Crno na bijelo' in 1989. He retired in 1996.

Berislav Fabek in the Kaukapedia

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