REVIEWS / INTERVIEWS

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”ALTERNATIVE COMICS AWARD 2020 (+ SEA SUPPORT) @ ANGOULEME COMIC FESTIVAL, FRANCE – Editing a comic book fanzine is more like a cross-country race, than a short-distance sprint race. Because it is a work of editorial research, of experimentation. KOMIKAZE is one of the best examples of this with its editor Ivana Armanini who, with determination and a keen artistic sense, selects the content of each issue. This fanzine with annual periodicity offers a very sharp selection of complete stories from several authors of the world alternative scene, little or not known, but who each offer original comics. A regular participant in the Angoulême Fanzine Prize for many years (since 2004!), The jury which decided to award it the 2020 Alternative Comics Award appreciated the regularity of annual publication as well as a keen eye for authors, especially with the discovery of a whole generation of authors from Eastern Europe, much more fruitful than one might think.” / TEXT BY THE JURY * FRENCH VERSION)

2024. COMICS DAZE / BLOG – USA
2024. VIDA TV / VLATKA KOREN (FEMICOMIX + GAZA)
2024. ESPLANADE VIEW ČASOPIS (PDF) / SARA DAKIĆ  (FB) / najava (ESPLANADE WEB) / 8pg / interview – hr / eng
2024. 8/3 – 29/3 ggs / facebook događanje / reel1 / reel2 / tz sisak – 1 + tz sisak – 2 / tz video 8/3 – 29/3 > ggs / ALMA TRAUBER facebook događanje / reel1 / reel2 / tz sisak – 1 + tz sisak – 2 / tz video 8/3SISAK
2024. PAUL GRAVETT / FB REVIEWUK / DESERT ISLAND COMICSNY; eSel.atAT; FREDRIC HOJLO / “Un livre par jour en 2024”: #9 – KOMIKAZE n° 22 (2023) – FR; ZNATKO HR

2023. PRINT ZINE 2022 / VIDEO (2.52): TEO MOROSIN
2023. jutarnji list / patricia kiš trbovc – hr
2023. blog / bob levin usa
2023. ezadar / iva perković
2023. radio študent / urška savič slo
2023. frederic hojlofr
2023. fanzinoteka tour / video igor bezinović
2023. fanrivistait
2023the comics journal / bob levin – usa
2023. domino books / austin english – usa
2023. danas / femicomix – rs
2023booksa / monitor

2022[ komikaze xx ] radio helsinki – graz / MARKO MARKOVIĆ (pdf) – eng
2022. IN YOUR POCKET / ZAGREB CITY – “Ivana Armanini has spent the last twenty years editing and publishing Komikaze, a annual or bi-annual magazine devoted to alternative illustration and comic strips. As an artists herself, Armanini has moved from a punky agitated drawing style to a smooth, meditative, almost abstract approach to illustration that has itself been a major influence on the emerging illustrators and mural painters of today. As a scene-maker, and nurturer of others, she has done an extraordinary amount of good work for the Croatian scene, picking up well-deserved international prizes. Her own work is for the time being visible in print – in Komikaze, in her own book Alice in Waterland, or on her own site at https://ivanaarmanini.net” –eng
2022. ARENA STOŽICE & TV SHOW, LJUBLJANA / RTV.SLO
2022. [ komikaze xx ] kišobran / “kako platforma “komikaze” pomaže hrvatskoj strip sceni?” / lara tomić
2022. BOTS exhibition / 23th International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns – eng
2022. EXHIBITION ON THE 23TH FEMINIST AND QUEER FESTIVAL RED DAWNS – SLO
2022. [ komikaze xx ]  PPORTAL / MARIJA STOJADINOVIĆ / interview: popović, stojnić, armaniniSOUNDCLOUD (26:30) – eng
2022. RTV.SLO – slo
2022. PAUL GRAVETT – eng
2022. [ komikaze xx ] ANGOULEME BD FESTIVAL
2022. RADIO STUDENT / M-XCLOUD – teo poldrugovac
2022. Pulski Info / Istra In
2022. ART POWER ZINE – RS

2021. SVETLANA SLAPŠAK / “BOTS” UVOD / KC DANILO KIŠ – eng, slo, hr

2021. BOTS review / RADIO ŠTUDENT / IVA JELUŠIĆ – slo
2021. Intervju o BOTS izdanju / Radio Študent 89,3 MHz / Biljana Žikić – BOTS dio (6:47-15:35) / CIJELA EMISIJA
2021. LAMPARNA GALERIJA / DAMIR STOJNIĆ
(culturenet / labinska komuna / radio labin / 5portal / dkc lamparna / jutarnji list / glas istre / kulturistra / glas istre 2 / radio labin 2 / direktno.hr / vizkultura)
2021. RADIO BORBA / RADIO STUDENT / BOJAN KRIŠTOFIĆ
2021. TAČNO.NET / NENAD BUNJAC
2021. T-PORTAL / TINA BARBARIĆ: “Od novijih pak strip-junakinja ističu Gloriju Scott, antijunakinju Mime Simić i Ivane Armanini iz 2005. Gloria je detektivka kompleksnog karaktera i nekonvencionalnog životnog stila, parodijski lik priča i stripova koji na anarhoidan način izvrće ne samo žanrovske stereotipe, nego i vizualne, jezične i narativne konvencije. Sjajan primjer spoja anarhoidnog humora te jezičnog i vizualnog eksperimenta”, navode.”
2021. JUTARNJI LIST / PATRICIA KIŠ

Croatia’s biggest cultural success of early 2020 came from an unlikely quarter, with the Zagreb-based alternative comic-strip magazine Komikaze picking up the best alternative comic award at the prestigious Angouleme Festival, the graphic-storyteller’s equivalent of the Hollywood Oscars. The award is a well-deserved tribute to the indefatigable efforts of Komikaze’s long-serving editor Ivana Armanini, who founded the magazine in 2002 and has heroically kept it going ever since, despite vertiginous ups and downs in its search for funding and revenue. Featuring 20-30 short strip-cartoons by different authors in each issue, Komikaze functions as an essential platform for emerging talent from Croatia and the wider region. Featuring work that is abrasive, challenging and punkish alongside graphics of rare lyricism and beauty, the magazine provides an essential glimpse into a local illustration scene that has always packed a lot of surprises.Ivana Armanini is herself an artist of distinction, producing almost abstract strip cartoons which juxtapose blocks of geometric colour in a way that’s seductive as well as unsettling. She is also adept at conventional narrative: her comic-strip account of the career of Croatian artist Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos (scripted by Marko Golub) was one of the artistic events of 2018. Of all Croatia’s comic-strip artists (and there are many talented practitioners), Armanini has emerged as one of the most internationally recognized, and the most unique .JONATHAN BOUSFIELDJ

2020. THE CALVERT JOURNAL/ JONATHAN BOUSFIELD, ALEKSANDRA SEKULIĆ – ENG
2020. THE COMIC JOURNAL: FROM CROATIA WITH LOVE by Bob Levin + SRB PRIJEVOD / NOVO DOBA FESTIVAL’S CATALOG – ENG, SRB
2020. RADIO ROŽA/ EDIN VESKOVIĆ (17′)
2020. NOVOSTI/ BORIS POSTNIKOV
2020. IN YOUR POCKET JONATHAN BOUSFIELD – ENG

2020. komikaze album19:  vizkultura / thecalvertjournal / culturenet / slobodna dalmacija – jakov kosanovic
2020. komikaze/ bg: beton/ aleksandra sekulić – srb
2020. (femicomix/ lju): kino šiška / tinta festival / dobra vaga / sta / delo / rtv.slortv.slo 2 / mladina – damjana kolar / delo2 / delo3 / rtv.slo – gregor bauman / rtv.slo – zdenko matosz / radioštudent / radioštudent 2 – pia nikolić – slo
2020. 15.8. komikaze webzine #54: booksa / oslobođenje / seecult / subsite / stripvesti
2020. 25.5. covix_c19 izdanje: jutarnji list večernji list / subsite / booksa / giardini / stripvesti /hr2 (15′)
2020. 16.6. – 2.7. group exhibition/ komikaze #18 @ french institute; grupna izložba / francuski institut: komikaze večernji list / hina / subsite / culturenet / novi list / seebiz / alu / glas istre / subsite video
2020. 15.4. komikaze webzine #53:  nacional (web) / nacional (tisak) / kulturpunkt / vizkultura /slobodna dalmacija / zombi proleter / culturenet / subsite / halter / stripvesti / booksa / jutarnji / jutarnji 

2020. 1.2 – 15.2. komikaze got alternative comics award @ angouleme, france:
bdangoulemeall prizes / la fanzinotheque /  actuabd / h-alter / france tv / fibd angouleme / fumettologica.it 20 minutesaddict culture / seecult / le monde / subsite / livres hebdo / lefigaro / wikipedia.fr / ligneclaire / stripvesti / culturenet / vizkultura / tportal / booksa / animeland / telerama / tellereport / institut français de croatie / bd2020 / charente libre / sncf / linternaute / slobodna dalmacija 1 / canal iut / comics grinder / fumetti bad taste / universo hq / bd krinein / actualitte / universohq / le courrierplus / bd coulture gouv fr/ revistaogrito / linternaute / slobodna dalmacija 2 / les courrier des balkans / radio & portal rojc / 9.2. nedjeljni jutarnji list: hrvatska neizrezana verzija intervjua / pdf — sunday morning newspapereng / uncut / pdf link / download / 15.2. novosti / 19.2. in your pocket

2020. 25.11. PEN NAJAVA
2020. 15.4. NEW KOMIKAZE WEBZINE #53
2020. COMICS OF THE NEW EUROPE/ BELGIE – ENG
2020. 2.5. NACIONAL
2020. 16.4. KULTURPUNKT
2020. 28.3. JUTARNJI LIST –  finale for the Global Media Awards♦️
2020. VEČERNJI LIST/ PATRICIA KIŠ
2020. 8.3. TPORTAL/ TINA BARBARIĆ
2020. CENTAR KULTURE
2020. HARDCORE AMBIENT
2020. FRANCUSKI INSTITUT – ZG

2019. EVOKE – A community of optimists hosted by Melinda French Gate

2019. KATALOG POBUNE / MAJA FLAJSIG / KULTURFLUX
2019. Croatia_land and people – ENG
2019. 27.11. FREDERIC HOJLO/ FB – FR
2019. 20.06. OHOHO FESTIVAL/ MARKO DJEŠKA / FB
2019. 21.05. SPECIAL GUEST OF MAFEST/ KARLO RAFANELI
2019. 17.05. NOVOSTI/ QUEER FESTIVAL (MEET MISS CLIT) / JOURNAL.HR / FB
2019. 22.1. KOMIKAZE @ DESERT ISLAND COMICS, NY/ IG – ENG
2019. MMC RTV SLO / Razstava v obliko stripa prelitih jinglov ob 50. obletnici radiaSLO
2018. 11.10. – 3 min / RADIO ŠTUDENT 89,3 MH/ MATJAŽ ZOREC – SLO
2018. NOVOSTI/ BOJAN KRIŠTOFIĆ (KOMIKAZE)
2018. 11.10. KINO ŠIŠKA/ SHOW – ENG, SLO
2018. 20.06. JUTARNJI LIST/ PATRICIA KIŠ (GROUP SHOW)
2018. 8.5. BEHIND THE LINE / SHOW / PATRICIJA POČANIĆ – ENG
2018. 09.04. VIZKULTURA/ BOJAN KRIŠTOFIĆ
2018. 31.08. VIZKULTURA/ (GROUP SHOW)
2018. 10.03. Pičkin dim (VIDEO) / Esseker centar / Osijek
2018. 09.01. KULTURPUNKT AUDIO GUIDANCE/ MARTINA KONTOŠIĆ (MANGELOS)

2017/2018. ABOUT, PRESSCUT (MANGELOS COMIC BOOK)
* 2017. 04.10. HRT3/ 15′ / 12th issue / Documentary serial Comic in Croatia: Ivana Armanini/ – Irena jukić Pranjic“One of our most well known Croatian comic authors. She initiated Komikaze network, a diverse community of visual artists which stands for proud island of independent comix. Ivana formed as an author under the influance of of the American underground artist Mary Fleener, the fanzines by Emil Jurcan and the Ljubljana’s Stripburger magazine. Ivana’s creativity as well as her publishing work includes social sensitive themes, punk rhythm and uncompromising attitude built already as a teenager …Milena Zajović
2017. VIVA PUNK ZINE / RADIO ŠTUDENT – SLO
2017. 21.12. VEČERNJI LIST/ MILENA ZAJOVIĆ
2017. 29.06. RTV.SLO – PORTAL/ BILJANA ŽIKIĆ – SLO
2017. 25.06. (7:12-15:12) RADIO RTV.SLO, 1. PROGRAM/ BILJANA ŽIKIĆ – SLO
2017. 06.05. KULTURPUNKT/ SHOW / LUJO PAREŽANIN
2017. 28.04. KULTURPUNKT/ MARTINA KONTOŠIĆ
2017. 20.03. T-PORTAL/ ANDREJA ŽAPČIĆ
2017. 18.03. (00:36:28-00:48:19) RADIO ŠTUDENT/ PIA NIKOLIČ – SLO
2017. 23.02. OSLOBOĐENJE/ ĐORĐE KRAJIŠNIK BIH
2017. 27.01. KULTURPUNKT/ VATROSLAV MILOŠ
2017. 15.01. ALEKSANDRA SEKULIĆ – ENG
2017. 10.01. NOVOSTI/ DAVOR KONJIKUŠIĆ
2017. 04.01. NOVOSTI/ -II-
2017. 05.01. GLAS ISTRE + NOVI LIST/ ZORAN ANGELESKI
2017. 03.01. VEČERNJI LIST/ MILENA ZAJOVIĆ
* 2016 / 2017. REVIEWS: KATALOG COMIC BOOK – BY WILLEM,
MARKO GOLUB, MILENA ZAJOVIĆ, BOJAN
ALBAHARI, JOANNE RUVOLI, JONATHAN BOUSFIELD ENG, IT
2
016/2017. PRESSCUT (KATALOG COMIC BOOK) – MIX
2016. 28.12. GLAS ISTRE/ ZORAN ANGELESKI
2016. 28.12. NOVOSTI/ BOJAN KRIŠTOFIĆ (KOMIKAZE)
2016. MAJA FLAJSIG/ SIMPOZIJ (KOMIKAZE)
2016. 27.08. OSLOBOĐENJE/ ĐORĐE KRAJIŠNIK – BIH
2016. 13.12. KULTURPUNKT/ VATROSLAV MILOŠ
2015. 06.09. OSLOBOĐENJE/ ĐORĐE KRAJIŠNIK – BIH
2015. 14.9. VIDEO /1h/ TRIBINA O ŽENSKOM STRIPU / FESTIVAL SVJETSKE KNJIŽEVNOSTI
2015. 14.9. / TRIBINA O ŽENSKOM STRIPU –  FESTIVAL SVJETSKE KNJIŽEVNOSTI – VOX FEMINAE
2015. 24.08. KULTURPUNKT/ FEMICOMIX / B. KRIŠTOFIĆ
2015. 15.8. RADIO LABIN/ MARIO BENČIĆ
2015. 15.04. STRIPBURGER/ BOJAN ALBAHARI – ENG
2015. 27.03. VIZKULTURA/ ANTONIO HADROVIĆ
2015. 21.03. (00:17:57-00:39:06) RADIO ŠTUDENT/ PIA NIKOLIČ – SLO
2015. 17.3. TOREK OB PETIH/ IZAK KOŠIR – SLO
2015. 05.03. JUTARNJI LIST/ PATRICIA KIŠ
2015. 03.03. VEČERNJI LIST/ MILENA ZAJOVIĆ (KOMIKAZE)
2015. 9.02. (00:25:50-00:31:38) HRT3 – TRANSFER/IGOR SARNAVKA
2015. 29.1. OSLOBOĐENJE/ EDIN SALČINOVIĆ – BIH
2015. PIRAN CAFFE/ BOB RAMSAK (FEMICOMIX) – ENG
2015. ADA ČERNOŠA (FEMICOMIX) – SLO
2015. ASJA BAKIĆ (FEMICOMIX) – ENG
2015. JOURNAL OF NEO-VICTORIAN STUDIES/ ANTONIJA PRIMORAC (GLORIA SCOTT) – ENG
2015. Femicomix
2014. GUIDE TO PEKARNA / COVERSLO, ENG
2014. 24.10. (22.20-23.05) HTV1 NOĆNA KAVANA
2014.20.05. VOXFEMINAE/ VIDA STARČEVIĆ
2014. KULTURISTRA/ TANJA TOMIĆ
2014. MUF/ ASJA BAKIĆ (KOMIKAZE)
2014. STRIP (ANIMACIJA: ŠTEF BARTOLIĆ – The animated intro for the FEKP / Festival of the European Short Story / Rachel Tresize – Blue Ruin Cafe

2013. MARTIN POSSET (KOMIKAZE) – DE
2013. RADIO ŠTUDENT/ IVA BORAS (KOMIKAZE) – SLO
2013. T-PORTAL/ GORDANA KOLANOVIĆ
2012. ACTUA BD, PARIS FR
2012. Salon stripa, Vinkovci
2011. NOVOSTI/ DAVOR KONJIKUŠIĆ
2011. TIME OUT/ JONATHAN BOUSFIELD – ENG
2011. VEČERNJI LIST/ MILENA ZAJOVIĆ (KOMIKAZE)
2010. BODY PIXEL/ DEBORAH HUSTIĆ– ENG
2010. SEMINAR/ IVA DIVIĆ (KOMIKAZE)
2010. VEČERNJI LIST/ MARKO ČUBRILO
2010. NOVI LIST/ JERKO BAKOTIN
2010. KOMIKAZE @ FLOATING WORLD COMICS/ PORTLAND (KOMIKAZE) – ENG
2010. Hatelove
2010. Varšavska / Org: Zelena Akcija / Program 1001 (dan i) noć za Varšavsku
2009. 20.9. CULTURENET/ DEBORAH HUSTIĆ (DEBORAH HUSTIĆ) – ENG
2009. 20.5. CULTURENET/ DEBORAH HUSTIĆ (KOMIKAZE) – ENG
2009. 18.04. CULTURENET/ DEBORAH HUSTIĆ/ STUMPTOWN FEST / PORTLAND (KOMIKAZE) – ENG
2009. GRADSKI PULS/ MARKO RKMAN
2009. LA CROATIE DIVERSE – FR
2009. PACKINGTOWN REVIEW/ JOANNE RUVOLI (KOMIKAZE) – ENG
2009. LA CROATIE DIVERSEFR
2009. WHY SO SERIOUS? / ZAGREBSTREETZINEMOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL #11; ZAGREB
2008. ELLE/ HANJA RAKOVAC MAŠIĆ
2007. ZAREZ/ MAJA HRGOVIĆ
2007. CUNTERVIEW/ VEDRANA LUKAČEVIĆ
2007. BLOG 50+ / ZLATA RICA (KOMIKAZE)
2006. 04 MEGAZIN/ MIMA SIMIĆ (GLORIA SCOTT)
2006. VENO/ JURICA STAREŠINČIĆ (KOMIKAZE)
2006. GLOSS/ NINA ĐURĐEVIĆ
2006. Prvi hrvatski biennale ilustracije
2006. SLIDES @ ART VIDEO “SHADOW PLAYS”
2005. RADIO 101/ MARKO GOLUB – (50:16 min)
2005. KULTURNA TRŽNICA/ ANNA EHRLEMARK
* 2005. REVIEW: ZAREZ/ JURICA STREŠINČIĆ (GLORIA SCOTT)
2005. MODERNA VREMENA (GLORIA SCOTT)
2005. ZAREZ/ JURICA STREŠINČIĆ (GLORIA SCOTT)
2005. DELO – SLO
2005. FERAL TRIBUNE (GLORIA SCOTT)
2003. VREME/ ALEKSANDAR ZOGRAF (KOMIKAZE)
2003. KOMIKAZE @ BORDEAUX – FR
2003. Institute of Contemporary Art / STRIPVESTI Dunaujvaros – HU
2003. MINI FEST / KICK IN THE BRAIN, SUBOTICA
2002. BREAK_21, KAPELICA, LJUBLJANA
2002. 18/6 – 7/7 – BREAK 21 FESTIVAL – SLO/HR
2002. ISPOD ZEMLJE/ IGOR ČOKO
2001.. OP.A.MAGAZIN/ JELENA JINDRA / * STRIPVESTI ARHIVA br. 130
2001. VIJENAC/ OLIVER SERTIĆ

LAST CENTURY:

2000. Zagreb: Izložba “Crtani romani show”, KIC – Zagreb
2000. Libra Libera” br 7, časopis / Izdavač: Attack / Promocija: lipanj – Attack, Zagreb
1999. Modra lasta”, časopis / Ilustracija: “Najljepša” / Izdavač: Školska knjiga, Zagreb
1998. “AKT” / Grupna tematska izložba / (10.12.1997. – 10.1.1998.) – Galerija Ulrich / LIKUM, Zagreb
1997. “Slike” / Samostalna (Izložba 3 autora) – Galerija Lotrščak, Zagreb
1997. Izložba likovnih djela darovanih za aukciju u korist invalida Domovinskog rata / 12.6.- 3.9. – Galerija “Kurija”, Muzej Prigorja, Sesvete
1997. 1. festival akvarela Hrvatske: FAH / 9.5.- 26.5. – Muzejski prostor, Split
1997. Izložba na temu Portret, Galerija Ulrich, Zagreb 
1997. “Zbirka AUTOPORTRETA KLEMENTA LUKINA” / 13.6. – 4.7. –  Galerija Idealni grad, Susedgrad
1996. Nova djela hrvatskih umjetnika “Gospi od utočišta” Aljmaš : Galerija likovnih umjetnika, veljača – Osijek
1996. Izložba na temu Portret – Galerija Ulrich, Zagreb
1995. “OBLIKOVANJE U EMAJLU” / Grupna izložba i dobrotvorna aukcija radova nastalih na tromjesečnoj likovnoj koloniji HVIDR- a radeći s emajlom i PVC-bojama na limu u tvornici Gorica u Dugom Selu – MuzejMimara, Zagreb
1995. Izložba na temu Žena, Galerija Ulrich, Zagreb
1995. 30. Zagrebački salon – Muzejsko-galerijski centar Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb
1995. Otkupna nagrada Zagrebačke banke / “ZBIRKA ZAGREBAČKE BANKE”
1994.-1998. Likovne kolonije: Knin, Opuzen, Daruvar1-2, Ivanić grad, Čigoč, Kornati; Međunarodna kolonija Art Libera 1994. – Montegridolfo, Italija
1994. Grupna izložba Zagrebu za obljetnicu : Zagreb u djelima hrvatskih suvremenih likovnih umjetnika – Muzejsko Galerijski centar Klovićevi dvori, Zagrebi, Zagreb
1994. Biennale slika i skulptura malog formata – Muzej Gospe od zdravlja, Split
1994. “AUTOPORTRETI – IZBOR” / ZBIRKA KLEMENT LUKIN / 26.5. – 10.6. /  Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb
1994. Izložba radova studenata ALU – Galerija Vladimir Nazor, Zagreb
1993. Hrvatski umjetnici za porušene crkve u trebinjskoj biskupiji – Muzejsko Galerijski centar Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb
1993. 24.11. – 12.12. / SAMOSTALNA IZLOŽBA / Galerija Doma hrvatskih umjetnika – “duh”, Zagreb
1993. Rektorova nagrada: “Ciklus Kompozicije” / Izložba: ALU, ZG