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Tolerance, Exhibit by Mirko Ilić
October 24, 2019 @ 19:00
Bosnian-born comics artist based in New York City will open his exhibit named Tolerance at the Academy of Fine Arts at October 24th, at 7.p.m.. Exhibit will be displayed until October 30th.
He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb, 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. (all of them published at Zagreb). In 1977, Ilić started publishing his works in the established comics magazines outside Yugoslavia, such as Alter Alter, Métal Hurlant, Heavy Metal and Marvel’s Epic Illustrated.
In 1980, Novi kvadrat ceased to exist and Ilić entirely stopped working on the comics, and focused upon illustration and graphic design. In 1982, he started working for the Italian magazine Panorama. Since 2017, Ilić is the creator and organizer of the Tolerance Traveling Poster Show, an international exhibition that brings together leading designers from around the world to create posters on the topic of Tolerance.