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Edvin Biuković

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Edvin Biuković
Born(1969-06-22)22 June 1969
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Died5 December 1999(1999-12-05) (aged 30)
Zagreb, Croatia
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Grendel Tales
Human Target
AwardsEisner Awards 1995 (Promising Newcomer)

Edvin Biuković (22 June 1969 – 5 December 1999) was a Croatian comics artist.


Biuković made his debut in 1987 with the strip Dokaz published in the third issue of Croatian magazine Patak.[1] He spent several more years working on comic projects in Croatia and collaborated with his good friend Darko Macan on the pages of German magazine Gespenster Geschichten. Most of those stories were later translated to Croatian (and collected into one volume titled Citati),[2] as well as English (reprinted in various issues of Caliber's Negative Burn).

His big break came in 1994 when Dark Horse published Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths, his another collaboration with Macan. The pair were subsequently asked back to do a four-issue sequel, Devil's Choices. In 1995, Biuković was nominated in the Best Penciller/Inker category and awarded the Russ Manning Best Newcomer Award in 1995.[3][4]

In December 1999, he died suddenly of a brain tumor in his hometown Zagreb, two weeks after it was initially diagnosed.[2][5] Edvin Biuković was thirty years old. Prior to his death, he was working on yet another project with Macan titled Silver Sun as well as a short story that was posthumously released in Vertigo's Weird War Tales Special.[6]

Many people have cited Biuković as their influence, including My Chemical Romance singer and comic book writer Gerard Way[7] (The Umbrella Academy, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) as well as fellow Croatian artist Goran Sudžuka[8] (Outlaw Nation, Wonder Woman).


Interior comic work includes:

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  1. ^ "Dokaz". Edvin Biuković Fan Club. March 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Edvin "Eddy" Biuković". stripovi.com. October 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Russ Manning Award: Previous Award Recipients". Comic-Con.org. Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  4. ^ "1995 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners". Hahn Library.
  5. ^ "Press Releases: Edvin Biukovic 1969–1999". Dark Horse.
  6. ^ Boivin, Jeff (February 4, 2000). "Face to Face with the Masters: Darko Macan and Rich Handley". TheForce.net.
  7. ^ Allie, Scott (August 14, 2006). "Gerard Way Interview: Umbrella Academy 8/14/06". Dark Horse.
  8. ^ Sudžuka, Goran (May 26, 2012). "My Five Most Influential Croatian Comic Book Artists". Comic Book Resources.

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