Zoran Vanjaka, who signs his work with his first name, was born in Split. He studied Fine Arts in Zagreb from 1970. In 1977 he moved to Canada, where he worked on the animation of the movie 'Heavy Metal'. As a comic artist, he began working for Marvel, doing some illustrations for Epic Illustrated and inking episodes of 'Conan the Barbarian'. Starting in 1979, he was additionally working for the publishing house Lombard in Belgium, for which he drew the series 'Ivor' in Tintin magazine.
Zoran has first worked with Toufik for the studios of Henri Desclez in Montréal, and later on series like 'Les Mics et les Miquettes' (Ed. Vifi-Sogiciel). The duo made stories for magazines like Odyssée, Le Petit Rire Illustré and L'An 2000. For Lombard, they made the album 'Ballade pour un Billet' (1990), which was folllowed by the series 'Max London' for Ed. Blanco and the educational album 'La Guérison de Julie' for Ed. EFHM in 1996. Zoran and Toufik were additionally present in the Quebec children's publication Vidéo-Presse with comics like 'Jacques Cartier, Pilote du Roi'.