V ognjenem vrtincu
Vladimir Herceg studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Besides a painter, he is also a comic artist and illustrator. His first strip dealt with the legendary 19th century Mexican outcast 'Desperado Joaquin Murietta' and was published in Ljubljana Nedeljski dnevnik from June to December 1969. He is specialized in historical comics, as can be seen in his stories in collaboration with Ciril Gale from the 1980s, such as 'Desperado', 'Erazem Predjamski', 'Ivanhoe', 'Samuraj Takeda', 'Leshijev dvojnik', 'Junak obale' and 'V ognjenem vrtincu'. These stories were published either in book format or in the magazine Nash Strip.