APRIL 18 2012 23:51h
There was the presentation of the book by Nedjeljko Dragic in Novinarski Dom last week. The book is called “Vinko - one life from illusion to democracy”.
Nedjeljko Dragic is a well-known artist: the author of cartoons, animated characters and the director of animated films.
He is one of the most prominent authors of Zagreb School of animated films. He is one of the most famous artists of the applied arts in the end of the 20th century in Croatia. He has been working for newspapers, TV companies, theaters, movie industry, publishing houses, advertising agencies for many years. He is the author of a popular Zagi character that was chosen as the symbol of University Games in Zagreb.
He is the winner of more than sixty domestic and international awards. Among them there are seven Grand prix rewards. His film “Tup-tup” was nominated for an Oscar (among five films). His film “Diary” is on the list of top ten animated movies in the world.
His book called “Vinko- one life from illusion to democracy” is a kind of a diary. It consists of texts and cartoons that were created in the relatively long period of time (from 1987 to 2011). There are three parts: Red illusions – Vinko and the fall of communism, Happiness and freedom – Vinko in the democracy of capitalism, i.e. in exile, the illusion of freedom, democracy and happiness – Vinko in retirement.
A long preface to the book called “From Tupko to Vinko” was written by Pero Kvesic.