Author Archives: Zoran Djukanovic

About Zoran Djukanovic

Zoran Djukanovic. Essayist, critic, editor and media specialist. Born in Belgrade in 1955, where he lived until moving to Amsterdam in 1991. Writes mostly for magazines and newspapers in the countries that emerged from Yugoslavia. For many years, he was editor in magazine Vidici, and then the editor-in-chief of Novi Vidici in Belgrade. In 1988, he published a book of essays on comics Thomas Mann or Philip K. Dick, which is now available online at http://www.stripovi.com/index.asp?page=column-view&ColumnID=6. In 1990, he published a monograph on Ken Parker, a comic by Giancarlo Berardi and Ivo Milazzo. He also edited a number of books, collections and special issues, including The Poetics of Comics (Knjizevna kritika #5, Belgrade 1987) and organized a series of exhibitions devoted to comics. He regularly gives lectures at the comic festivals and book fares in the Western Balkans region (Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro). Djukanovic has a regular column (the Post Scriptum) in www.stripvesti.com and continuously writes for the Belgrade weekly Vreme. Hundreds of Djukanovic's essays and criticism have been published (next to his columns in NIN, YU-strip magazine, Stripoteka and Vreme) in over forty dailies, weeklies, comic magazines and magazines for culture and literature. His essays have been translated into English, French, Dutch and Arabic. He was one of the founders of a peace organization MiZaMir (Wij voor vrede / WeForPeace) in the Netherlands in 1991. For almost fifteen years he worked in Press Now, the Dutch foundation for development of independent media in Europe, Asia and Africa, where he developed hundreds of media projects for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Armenia, Iraq, Iran and Uganda, regularly visiting most of these countries.

The Astonishing Visual Narration of The Cisco Kid – Beyond the Boundaries of Story

Zoran Djukanovic’s extensive look at The Cisco Kid, the defining work of José Luis Salinas career, and considers the question of why Salinas work is discussed so infrequently today. Continue reading