Thursday, 19 June 2014

Some recent photographs

A photo I took while riding a bike in Zagreb yesterday.

Some flowers from my garden.

These apricots are almost ripe.

A view from my window in Zagreb: Grey Crow (Corvus tristis). These birds flourished in recent years.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

More random photographs

A sunset in Ljubljana (from my window, no filters used).

A photo from my yesterday's bike ride.
Wild cherries in the park today.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Some photographs I took

A look from my window in Ljubljana.

A sunset at the Jarun lake in Zagreb.

My street in Zagreb in the evening.

From my bike ride around Ljubljana (North)

Some reference drawings...

Some reference drawings, I've done...who knows when.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Ruffled hair wisdom

On možda izgleda kao idiot i govori poput idiota, ali nemoj da te to zavara. On je stvarno idiot.
(Groucho Marx)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Cartooning doodles

I went through my desk drawers the other day and found the old desk calendar from 2005. Time flies!
The calendar was full with doodles. Sometimes the whiteness of the paper urges me to make a doodle. I think it is a common cartoonists' "deviation". I have scanned these doodles. Here they are: a year worth of desk top cartoon doodles. Sketching like this often helps me to define my new character. Which I may never use in practise.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

The sad story of old used comics

I would have considered this piles of comics (fumetti in Italian) a treasure several decades ago. Nobody would have been happier than myself if owing these boxes full of imaginative drawings and stories. As the years passed by, my priorities has changed, the world has changed, the kid's wishes and priorities have changed. Once every kid's dream, rather expensive comic books, when fresh out of print, lie stacked carelessly in the cardboard boxes. Dusty, mouldy, on a crumbling paper and cheap. I miss the whole excitement of asking mom or dad for money, through rushing over to the newsstand on my old bike, speeding up back home with my precious acquisition, throwing myself on the couch, inhaling the fumes of freshly printed book and slowly indulging myself into the new mysterious adventure, that some unknown artist had so meticulously and amazingly drawn for me.
Only occasional visitor of the flea market cares to look t them, browse in search of the almost forgotten story or a hero, whose adventures he or maybe even she enjoyed as a kid.

The old books share the similar fate as the comics. Prices are in the range of 0,5 to 2 €. The digital era and the Internet have changed the world drastically in less than a couple of decades.

The photographs were taken at the large antiques and flea market that takes place each month in a picturesque multi-ethnic Italian town called Čedad in Slovenian (Italian Cividale del Friuli, Furlanian  Cividât, German Östrich).
I have yet to deal with my own huge comics collection. The one that holds nice memories, but I hardly ever read any of these comics. No time for that in the hectic world of today.