I was born in Yugoslavia (if you don’t know where it was don’t try looking it up on the map. It disappeared from the globe like the great Mayan civilization and the Roman Empire). Despite what people might think or know about the Balkan region, it was/is indeed very open to pop culture and its influences on the life of our youth.
Like many of my friends, I too was exposed to comic books from an early age. Perhaps a little bit less to the world of superhero and more to pretty much everything else that might fit into comic book pages… by a choice. You can say I’m indy through and through. I started writing/creating characters on my cousin’s request, who is a very talented artist that lacks the discipline of seeing things through. Albeit, the credit for fueling my interest in creating comic books, clearly goes to him.
After we put the unfortunate project to rest, I was searching for other opportunities to put my feet in the door, so to speak, and when no one else recognized my dedication to the cause GreyHaven Comics did. Soon they published a few of my short stories. Slowly gaining confidence, with little help from few artists, I finished my first all-ages appropriate anthology book and Attila Comics was born. “Pump-King and His Buddies” are the flagship characters of our company which not only appear in that very first (extremely limited print) issue, but their cameos pop up in every project we worked ever since.