The young artist has been living above rather lively streets her entire life; from Ptuj to Ljubljana, she is constantly accompanied by the bustle of city life. Serenades are anecdotes, fleeting clips of life she hears beneath her window – especially when trying to catch some sleep. From the confessions of a tearful girl to the drunken singing of passing merrymakers, these are all stories that inspire her comic book art.
Dora Benčevič (2000) was born into an artistic family, with which she travelled around the world when she was five. She has always been interested in illustration and animation. In 2019, she graduated from the Koper Art Gymnasium, where Prof. Matej Kocjan, an important member of the Stripburger scene, got her interested in comic books. That same year, she illustrated the vivid visual image of the Days of Poetry and Wine festival, and received the opportunity to create her first mini comic book, The Essence of an Artist (Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana, 2020), which finally firmly anchored her in comic books.
Organisation: Kino Šiška/DobraVaga