"WHY DO LADYBIRDS EAT PEOPLE?!"
is complex illustrated book/ graphic novel strongly focused on figurative narration, inspired by human race and social
relations on all levels - exploring trough the creative process and often surreal atmospheres all aspects of life and human behaving - passions, sins, habits, pain, loss, love, emotions, situations reflecting in a metaphorical and symbolical way different social levels and relations. It reveals to the viewer many weird characters that crawled out of dark corners to tell
their story. In its bizzarre and grotesque appearance it glorifies a story of little ordinary man, who is a main character in this pages. I was playing with the dark but still poetic irony and criticism, keeping the viewer on surreal and narrative ground,
where major part of characters simply reflect us - humans in an eternal struggle with life and existence.
This book was created during 2 years of my (MFA studies) created as a Master project on Academy of Arts Novi Sad/ department of graphic design and illustration. It has won First award / Golden plaque for Master project „Why ladybirds eat people?“ on international biennial of illustration Golden Pen of Belgrade and It's consisted of more then 100 double, fully illustrated pages. Written by Zeljko Katanic.