Jiri Grus

Jirí Grus is probably the most important artist of the new wave of Czech comic creators that came after the year 2000. Born in Trutnov, he published his first short picture stories in the magazine Bublinky when he was thirteen. Then he graduated from the Václav Hollar School of Fine Arts in Prague, and from the Academy of Fine Arts (classical painting techniques). During his studies he had started cooperate with comics journals Crew and AARGH!.

Later he published short comics in the periodicals as Pot, Zkrat, Zivel or Labyrint Revue. In the period 2000-2002 he won three awards at the International Festival of Comics in Lodz, Poland and he has received many other prizes at Czech comics cons and festivals till these days.

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