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Mirko Ilic - Bosnia and Herzegovina
born January 1st, 1956 is a Bosnian born
comics artist based in New York City.
He was born in Bijeljina, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, and graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb.
He published his first works in 1973, and has since been publishing comics and illustrations in magazines, such as Omladinski tjednik, Modra Lasta, Tina, Pitanja, and Start and has become the art and comics editor of the students' magazine Polet in 1976.
That's when he organized an informal organization of the comic book creators Novi kvadrat (The New Square), that has been widely connected to the Novi val musical movement in Zagreb. That connection also made Ilic design album covers of some of the most prominent Yugoslav bands of the time, such as Bijelo dugme, U skripcu, Prljavo kazaliste, Parni Valjak, Azra, Film and many others.
He even wrote lyrics for the song Covjek za sutra.
He also designed covers for the Croatian political weekly magazine Danas, as well as posters for theaters such as Teatar & TD and posters for movies.
In 1995 he founded Mirko Ilic Corp., a graphic design and 3D computer graphics and motion picture title studio.
In 1998, he created the title sequence for the romantic comedy You've Got Mail with Milton Glaser and Walter Bernard.
Since 1999, Ilic has been a professor at the School of Visual Arts for their MFA in Illustration program.
In 2015, 38 pieces of his artwork were included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). MoMA acquired artwork including posters, LP designs from his Yugoslavian period.
In September 2015, four of his pieces were exhibited for the first time in MoMA's exhibition Making Music Modern.