DRAGANA RADANOVIĆ IS A RESEARCHER, COMICS ARTIST AND CHILDREN ILLUSTRATOR.

She obtained her Bachelor degree in Animation and Visual Effects at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia and her Master’s degree in Graphic Storytelling at Luca School of Arts in Belgium. Currently, she works as a PhD researcher at the Institute for Media Studies at the KU Leuven. Through artistic practise, she explores the representation of childhood in comics.
During her studies, she made children book about depression and self-harm and a graphic novel about her experiences of the bombing of Serbia in 1999 when she was 9 years old child. She became interested in children’s literature regarding difficult topics, unconventional children’s books and graphic narratives about marginalised experiences of the world.

Next to the research, she works as a freelance illustrator and educator, working with magazines, companies, audio-visual studios, cultural associations and humanitarian organisations. She enjoys working with people on creative and exciting projects. She illustrates books and brochures, creates comics for magazines, gives workshops about comics (for organisations such as Wisper) and storyboards and character design for animation studios.
 

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WHEN SHE IS NOT WORKING


She absolutely loves being in nature! Cycling, hiking, camping and becoming a friend with animals. She is a coffee addict, and she loves decorating her coffee. She appreciates the company of curious people and deep conversations. She enjoys learning new things (she set up this website herself) and mixing up the languages (currently simultaneously using Serbian, English and Modern Greek, and learning Dutch). She believes that elephants and children are the most exciting creatures in the world!


PUBLICATIONS

 

PICTURE BOOKS

Sto lica stolica (Kreativni centar, Serbia, 2021)
Moj Imaginarijum (Umetnička knjiga, Montenegro, 2020)
Zdravlje je najveće bogatstvo (Crveni krst Novog Sada, Serbia, 2015)

WEB COMICS

Robert (Pulp de Luxe, Belgium, 2020)
The First Day on Earth (Pulp de Luxe, Belgium, 2019)

COMICS

Drita’s story (Centre For Public History, Serbia, 2021)
How to Escape the Loop?, collaborative comics (PFC#6 : ChiFouMi des étudiants, Angouleme, France, 2019)
Orpheus and Eurydice (The Opera House, Brussels, Belgium, 2018)

SELF-PUBLICATIONS

Socks lost in war (LUCA School of Arts, 2019)
Zwartezustersstraat 16 (LUCA School of Arts, 2019)
There is no more sugar (LUCA School of Arts, 2018)

 

INTERVIEWS


N1 Television, Plezir MagazinePulpDeLuxeDestelheide Hanenbos


RESIDENCIES


La maison des auteurs
Comics book residency 
Angouleme, France, October and November 2020.

Experimental comics residency-laboratory (PFC#6 : ChiFouMi des étudiants)
Angouleme, France, January 2019.

ReLocation
Residency, Destelheide Hanenbos, Belgium, June 2018.


EXHIBITIONS

51st GOLDEN PEN OF BELGRADE, THE 16th INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF ILLUSTRATION 2021
Konak kneginje Ljubice, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2021.

Nova Festival
Galerija Bate Mihailovića, Pančevo, Serbia, December 2020.

Exhibited comic pages from “Socks lost in war”
Balkan festival of young comics creators, Leskovac, Serbia, June 2019.

“LUCAgrad19” – collective exhibition of graduation projects
LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium, July 2019.

Collective Exhibition “From HAUNTED to GHOSTED”
presented comics made during our Pierre Feuille Ciseaux “Student” edition (with Association Chifoumi), EESI, Angouleme, France, January 2019.

“LUCAgrad18” – collective exhibition of graduation projects
LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium, July 2018.

Collective Exhibition “ReLocation“
Destelheide Hanenbos, Belgium, June 2018.

Collective exhibition “Orpheus and Eurydice“
graphic stories for the Community project Orpheo and Majnun, MUNTPUNT, Brussels, Belgium, June 2018.

Exhibited short comics “Vacation time” and “Freedom“
Balkan festival of young comics creators, Leskovac, Serbia, June 2017.

Exhibited illustrations
BookILL Fest, Book illustration Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.