Andrija Maurovic (Cartoonist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Andrija Maurović

Andrija Maurović was a renowned comic book author, often called the father of Croatian and Yugoslav comics. He is mostly known for his Stari Mačak series, published mostly during the 30s, eventually becoming a nickname for the author himself. He was born in Muo near Kotor in the Kingdom of Dalmatia to a family of mixed background, eventually enrolling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and subsequently pursuing his career as an illustrator and comic book creator for the local publications. Together with other writers and artists, he founded the comics magazine “Mickey Strip” in 1937, where much of his work was serialized. He is known for his realistic, rough style, utilizing black and white contrasts and dynamic flow through the use of perspectives.

Born: March 29, 1901, Kotor, Kingdom of Dalmatia, Austria-Hungary
Died: September 2, 1981, Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality: Croatian
Area(s): Writer, Artist

About Andrija Maurovic

Cartoonist and illustrator who became known as the father of Croatian and Yugoslav comics.

Before Fame

He started illustrating books while studying in Zagreb, and he ultimately dropped out of school to work full-time as an artist.


He is best known for his comic strips, but he also created artwork for books, magazines, and posters.

Family Life

He was born in an area of Austria-Hungary that is near present day Montenegro and Croatia.


He and fellow artist Harvey Pekar were both famous for their comic strips.

Information related to Andrija Maurović

  • Croats of Montenegro
  • Croatian comics artists
  • Croatian illustrators
  • 20th-century Croatian people
  • Burials at Mirogoj Cemetery

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