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Zograf’s comics recording migrants’ personal stories have been published in the Italian weekly, ‘Internazionale’; they have been previously published in a number of publications in Portugal, Sweden, Canada, Spain, and of course, Serbia, ‘Hooray’!
 
Aleksandar Zograf spoke about his first Japanese-language book for the Regional Television Station in Vojvodina, where Zograf lives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGodPD2GzHY , and National Serbian TV: ( Serbian Television, Channel One, in the Serbian language): http://www.rts.rs/page/stories/ci/story/56/srbija-danas/2605828/stripovi-aleksandra-zografa-u-japanu.html.
The most recent book by Zograf, compiled from comics published in the Serbian weekly VREME, titled ‘Mala otkrića’ (Minor Discoveries), was introduced on the City of Pančevo’s web site 013 (in Serbian) : http://013info.rs/vesti/lifestyle/nasih-5-citajte-slusajte-gledajte-posetite-4

“Zigomar and Zograf on tour around the world: On new and newly discovered comic books in Serbia” – is the title of an academic paper written by Tomasz Kwoka, for a publication dedicated to Slavic studies published by the Polish Academy of Arts in Krakow (in Polish): http://www.ejournals.eu/PKKS/Vol-XII/art/8458/
Gorgonzola #22 is a French-based fanzine which published a story by Zograf, along with works by Placid, L.L. de Mars, and an interview with Jean-Pierre Mercier (in French) . http://legouttoir.free.fr/ , http://www.sceneario.com/bande-dessinee/gorgonzola/artefact/25978.html
Seattle Weekly (USA) published Zograf’s comic, based on a Serbian book published in Seattle in the early 20th Century. http://www.seattleweekly.com/comics/in-the-fields-of-gold/

In Berlin, Aleksandar Zograf was hosted at a conference organized by ZOiS - The Centre for East European and International Studies, an independent, international and interdisciplinary research institute. At the conference, Zograf spoke about his artistic work, and about his story on the migrant crisis. https://en.zois-berlin.de/events/past-events/zois-conference-2017/participants/aleksandar-zograf/
The Japanese web portal ‘Mandrake’, among the largest vendors of anime and manga-related products, is now selling Zograf’s Japanese-language book (in Japanese): http://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1062133799&ref=list
An interview with Aleksandar Zograf was posted on web portal ‘42 magazin’ (in Serbian) ,http://42magazin.rs/aleksandar-zograf-steta-je-sto-nemamo-jedan-ozbiljan-muzicki-casopis/
Zograf was interviewed for Serbian National TV about his new book, Mala otkrića (Minor Discoveries): http://www.rts.rs/page/tv/sr/story/20/rts-1/2695891/.html

The book was presented in Belgrade and Novi Sad, and was reviewed by Korzo web site (in Serbian) : http://korzoportal.com/nova-knjiga-stripa-aleksandar-zograf/
The posthumous 12” vinyl single by Vlada Divljan, legendary Serbian musician, is graced by a cover design by Aleksandar Zograf, while the video clip is animated by Miloš Tomić http://bosonoga.com/2017/05/16/nikad-objavljena-pjesma-vlade-divljana-napokon-ugledala-svjetlost-dana-video/

Zograf spoke about his favorites in popular culture on Serbian web portal Helly Cherry (in Serbian) http://www.hellycherry.com/2017/05/sasa-rakezic-aleksandar-zograf.html

At the Cultural Center in the town of Kovin, Aleksandar Zograf presented an exhibition dedicated to his collection of Serbian folk art inspired by Disney, and presented his new book, Mala otkrića (in Serbian) http://www.juznibanat.rs/centar-za-kulturu-kovin-izlozba-narodske-umetnosti-inspirisane-diznijem-foto/




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Together with a number of German-speaking cartoonists, including Klaus Voormann (the creator of The Beatles’ Revolver album cover), and a number of international artists including Denis Kitchen, Peter Kuper, Nicolas Tabary, and others, Aleksandar Zograf was a guest of the Munich Comics Festival, where he presented his exhibition (Migrants’ Stories and a Travelers’Tales), and presented two separate lectures and a workshop.

http://2017.comicfestival-muenchen.de/aleksandar-zograf/
http://2017.comicfestival-muenchen.de/aleksandar-zograf-migrants-stories-a-travellers-tales/
http://2017.comicfestival-muenchen.de/aleksandar-zograf/

At Zaječar’s historic venue ‘Radul Begov Konak’, and at the the Library of Bor, in Eastern Serbia, Zograf did a presentation of his new comics collection, Mala otkrića, (in Serbian): http://www.bor030.net/mala-otkrica-u-danima-knjiga
Zograf was Interviewed for Bilje I zdravlje (Herbs and Health), Serbian magazine dedicated to healthy living (!) (in Serbian) http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/kultura.71.html:665669-Zograf-Crtanje-nije-salabajzerski-posao , then another interview was published in the daily paper Danas http://www.danas.rs/kultura.11.html?news_id=348010&title=Zograf%3a+Moji+stripovi+ne+nastoje+da+bilo+koga+preobrate along with a Zograf talk posted on the Croatian web site of Booksa (Zagreb’s cult-ish club/library), where Zograf was hosted last spring (in Serbian/Croatian) http://booksa.hr/kolumne/intervju/aleksandar-zograf

Zograf had two presentations at Belgrade’s literary festival ‘Krokodil’; one was connected to his latest collection of comics in Serbian, Mala otkrića (Minor Discoveries), and another to the book dedicated to 1980s Serbian cult band, Luna, that he co-wrote with Predrag Popović and Goran Tarlać http://www.danas.rs/kultura.11.html?news_id=348724&title=Po%C4%8Deo+deveti+festival+%26quot%3BKrokodil%26quot%3B . Zograf was also interviewed by Channel 2 of Serbian Radio, regarding the book on Luna (titled Luna’s Mirrors), (in Serbian) http://www.rts.rs/page/radio/sr/story/24/radio-beograd-2/2722607/klub-2.html

The film about Serbian cartoonist Veljko Kockar, a mixture of documentary, live action and animation, with Aleksandar Zograf as a main narrator and one of the researchers, is about to be completed in 2017. National daily Politika announced this project, by a report from the making of the final scenes (in Serbian) http://www.politika.rs/scc/clanak/383711/Agent-Gestapoa-koji-je-crtao-stripove




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