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Article: Nina Bunjevac

Posted: January 6, 2013

With a cat’s fangs, ears and whiskers, Zorka Petrovic, Nina Bunjevac’s depressive antiheroine in her comics compendium Heartless, one of the strongest debuts of 2012 published by Conundrum Press, is like some feline version of Minnie Mouse transposed into a feverish Rainer Werner Fassbinder movie. With her sad, hooded eyes exaggerated inside pools of mascara, she drowns her sorrows: ‘I’ve been roaming the earth all my life, neglected, incomplete, unable to fill the void… Alone in the crowd, a stranger amongst my own.’ Bunjevac empathises with the displaced, having been born in Welland, Canada, in 1973 but raised and educated in Yugoslavia, only to return to Canada at age sixteen to continue her art training, a year or two before the outbreak of the Third Balkan War. Read the rest of my new Article here….

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