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Adriano Janezic - Children's Book Illustrator
Adriano Janezic, illustrator, caricaturist and cartoonist
Adriano Janezic could easily tell you how to become a childrens book illustrator. He is one of the most promising artists in Slovenia. He has an extraordinary sense of humor as well.
He is mostly occupied with working on children books and juvenile books, but he also draws short comics and newspaper cartoon illustrations.
His favorite technique is painting with acrylic paints. His illustrations adorn many picture books, periodicals and literary works. His comics are regularly published in the most read newspaper in Slovenia.
Adriano Janezic's works have not been exhibited frequently, they are much more seen in all mentioned media.
All illustrations are published with permissions of the author and publisher. They are copyrighted and can't be used anywhere else without prior written permission.
For further information, please, contact me through the comment section in the end of the page.
At the beginning...
He was born on August 19, 1972 in Ljubljana and now he lives in Logatec, near Postojna.
When he was younger his favorite books were Pippi Longstocking and a collection of fairy tales One Thousand and One Nights. Once he would like to illustrate famous Lindgren's work himself.
Pippi Longstocking was my favourite childhood book. I read it over and over again.
This is thirty-two pages book written by the author of Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren.
Suitable for 3 years old kids and older.
At school Adriano preferred art class and English language.
Professor of art education encouraged him to draw and sketch a lot and took part in the competitions. Two of his creations have been awarded.
In high school Adriano had severe problems with math, so he gave up and left school.
At that time he joined anarcho-pank movement and was listening to Crass, Conflict, Poison Girls. He still like this scene and this music.
After a period of punk, he attended art school of Zmago Modic, where he was taught by Milan Eric, Kiar Mesko, Milan Butina and Stefan Planinc.
At that time he started with his first publications, in a local newspaper of town Kamnik he was publishing comics and cartoons.
He doesn't like realism too much, Adriano prefers to be left to the imagination. He loves the freedom to create, that no one dictates him what the characters must look like. He has used watercolor, gouache, water colors and pencil. It is water colors and gouache that allow him to apply intense colors.
Illustration never seems good enough to him, before it is given to editors. Again and again he discovers another little thing that bothers him and it could be repaired or improved.
But time presses and when he is in a real hurry, Adriano sits on his bike with illustrations or cartoons in a plastic briefcase and speeds to the editors, who are already eagerly waiting for his work.
Computer? Adriano doesn't like it very much. In his spare time he likes to read.When he is not drawing or reading, he is devoted to cooking. Adriano is the master for the preparation of vegetarian dishes.
Do you like illustrations of Adriano Janezic?
This is the only book of Adriano that we can find on Amazon.com
A Donkey Goes onto Ice Only Once: a book with timeless message in contemporary setting and with loads of original humor.
List of Adriano Janezic's picture books and other works for children
Three houses from Christmas tree
Stories from green forest
The most beautiful on the playground and other stories
Cvetko's little common
Fairytrales about the weather
Little snails, At the Snails street
Berta, the millipede
Why do elephants sleep lightly?
Letters on the carousel
Little snails, On holidays
Letters on the carousel
Letters on the carousel
Little snails, In the winter
Polonca and her friends
Anja and Matej
Spoiled little woodpecker
Proteusko - the cave goblin
A Squirrel party
Coney in trouble
Story about sun cell
Who Does Neza Like Best
A Donkey Goes onto Ice Only Once
Who Is Going on a Walk To The Forest
About the prince, who has broken heart
Karli, Fonzi and golden fish
Bucky judgement in Visnja gora and other stories
The year of Tolovaj
Street of freedom
My walk to Triglav
Short stories about life and actions of scholar Schnakschnepperleina
Bucky judgement and other stories
The treasure of Saint Jurij
Three stars for celeian princes
Toad in mailbox
Adventures of Erazem the Cavemen
Dragoon on the piano
Drazen and me
Delusion of swan and other stories
Holidays with towel over the head
Mara the frog
Bomi the bear
Who is knocking at the door
Midnight cuckoo and other stories
Queen, her little Lipizzan horse and other stories
Where are the books living?
Revenge of little oyster
Adriano's work inspired many artists who used his characters in other amusing projects.
His style is very special, so the results are always unique. It takes some time to get accustomed to his illustration but everybody who knows his work like to include him in his projects, so it doesn't look he can get out of work in near future ...
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Resources and additional info
- Adriano Janezic picture books
Selection of books among which you can find five signed by Adriano Janezic.
- Personalized products with pictures of bunnies and squirrels
Adriano's pictures on different products as T-shirts, post cards, mugs, magnets and so on.
- His thoughts on modern picture books
His writings on Eric Puybaret's style.
All illustrations are published with author's and publisher's permissions.
They are taken from books A Squirrel Party, Coney in Trouble, Spoiled Little Woodpecker, Mine, Mine, Mine and Bunny in Love.