Bozidar Veselinovic is a brilliant draughtsman with an idiosyncratic and recognizable style. He neither followed anyone else's style in particular, nor did he have any followers. Although he tried his hand at various drawing techniques, he seems to have been best at black-and-white illustration in ink, for which he used either a pen or a brush.
Veselinovic did not only magazine but also book illustrations. As early as 1960 he illustrated the fairy tale King of the Golden River by British writer John Ruskin, published by »Sportska knjiga«. However, most of his book illustrations were done in 70's and 80's for the Belgrade publishing house »Prosveta«, for which he created covers (thus also creating the graphic identity) and illustrations for dozens of »Plava ptica« edition books. During this period he also did several books from »Kadok« and »Zlatna grlica« editions.
Along with some other illustrators who were realistic in expression (A. Hecl, Z. Sulic, J. Milanovic, B. Jovanovic, I. Koljanin, R. Ruvarac), Veselinovic played a significant role in establishing domestic comic strip, leaving behind him over twenty interesting and original comic strip stories.
The scripts he mostly did himself, finding inspiration in the remote past or in a distant future. He achieved his greatest success with the historical comic strip Dabisa.
// Project Rastko / Comics
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