Croatian cartoonist Ismet Voljevica passed away (1922-2008)


Ismet Voljevica passed away



Croatian cartoonist Ismet – Ico Voljevica, “Grge” (father) died 29.10.2008 in Zagreb after a long illness.
Ismet – Ico Voljevica was born on the 18th July 1922 in Mostar,
finished high school in Sarajevo and studied at the Architecture Faculty in Zagreb.
As a student began to cooperate in the comics magazine Kerempuh. Then he worked for Grgu,
without interruption, full 39 years while publishing with other dailies and magazines.

Ismet – Ico Voljevica is one of the most prominent cartoonists from the area of former Yugoslavia.
Among others, he was the winner of the Grand Prix at the World Festival of Caricatures in Montreal (1974),
and three awards from Croatian Journalists Association (1950, 1965 and 1967)
plus the “Otokar Keršovani” (life’s work) award in 1980.
In 2004 Voljevica received the award of Mladen Basic Bibi for his contribution to the creation and
development of the Croatian Cartoonist Association (HDK)
which he was a member of since 1985.