Jakob Klemenčič

Jakob Klemenčič (1968) studied electrical engineering followed by art history, and he works as a librarian. He has been drawing comics since he was young; via the secondary school newspaper and youth press, he became one of the founders of the comic strip magazine Stripburger, where he joined the editorial team. Characteristic of his comics are short stories that he has, beside Stripburger, published in various Slovene and foreign magazines as well as literary anthologies (for example Black, Dirty Stories, 24 Hour Comics, Comics Sketchbooks, Zone 5300, Quadrado) as well as some in self-published, small-format brochures, the so-called ‘mini-comics’. In Alma M. Karlin – Svetovljanka iz province (Alma M. Karlin – A Citizen of the World from the Provinces) (Forum Ljubljana, 2015) he and scriptwriter Marijan Pušavec depicted the life of the well-known writer and world traveller. Klemenčič also turned the older (pseudo)historical tale by Januš Golec Trojno gorje (Triple Woe) (Forum Ljubljana, 2022) into a comic strip form. Beside comics he is also involved in illustration (magazines, books, museum exhibitions), painting and printmaking. He has had five solo art exhibitions (Slovenia, France, Brazil), and has with his comics also participated at several group exhibitions.

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