Petar Meseldzija

Petar Meseldzija was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1965. He began his career in 1981, publishing the comic strip Krampi in the Stripoteka, one of the best known comic magazines in the country. This was followed by a series of short comics and his work on Tarzan.

In 1991 he moved to the Netherlands. He stopped doing comics and dedicated himself to illustration and painting. During the nineties he painted posters and greeting cards, illustrated books, and exhibited his work in various galleries and museums in Serbia, the Netherlands and the U.S. His work has been published in a variety of books and periodicals all over the world.

 Petar has also collaborated on 2 books from the Diablo III series, published by Blizzard/Insight Editions. He worked for Scholastic Inc., US, creating 11 covers for the children’s fantasy series.  Other books include collections of  his sketches and drawings, published by Xtra, Netherlands; a book of  his Tarzan comics and an art collection The Art of Petar Meseldzija, published by Dark Dragon Books, Netherlands; The Legend of Steel Bashaw, and The Book of Giants, published by Flesk Publications, U.S.

 He is the recipient of many awards among which are: “Plaque The International Golden pen of Belgrade, 1994”, Serbia; The “Art Show Judges Choice Award” – 59th World Science Fiction Convention, Philadelphia, 2001, US.; two Silver Awards and a Gold Award from “Spectrum – The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art”, U.S..

His original work is to be found in the private collections in Serbia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Indonesia.