Branko Plavšić was born in Maloj Novskoj Rujišk in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1949, and moved to Mali Bac in 1955. He attended the School of Applied Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, but didn't complete the studies. He published his first work in Male Novine from Gornji Milanovac while still a student. During the 1960s, he created two independent comic stories for Dečjih Novina, namely the Arturo del Castillo-inspired 'Keli Brando' and a World War II story. He has however mainly worked with other people's characters.
Blažo i Jelica
Plavsic is best known for his work on the comic series 'Mirko i Slavko' and 'Blažo i Jelica'. He went to Germany in the mid 1970s to draw comic stories starring Rolf Kauka's 'Fix und Foxi' and 'Pichelsteiner' in Walter Neugebauer's studio. Upon his return in Novi Sad he drew 'Veliki Blek' ('Il Grande Blek') stories for Drevnik.
He also made 'Ninja' stories for Dečje Novine, as well as 'Kameleon' and 'Tenk' with writer Dušan Vukoja for publications like Stripoteci, Neven and YU Strip. He produced western stories in cooperation with Svetozar Obradovic and Branislav Kerac, but was mainly active drawing 'Tarzan' stories since the 1980s. The one-eyed artist passed away in November 2011.