Brana Nikolić studied at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade. He worked professionally as a journalist and cartoonist, while also drawing comic strips and writing western and ninja novels under various pseudonyms. His first comic strip was 'Fudbalko' and it was published in Dečje Novine in 1963. For years he continued to work with the same publisher and gained popularity with his children's comic series 'Mija Siledžija', 'Bendžo Kosta', 'Mate Karate', 'Pastir Hotka', 'Džungla Đole' and 'Tarziko'. He was the editor of the magazines Eks Almanah, Eureka and Karavan.