ĎURO BALOGH (SK) – JOYFUL NEWS: The comics and story of Lasica and Satinský from times that did not want humor


Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:30 PM

An exhibition on the upcoming comic about the early and most beautiful creative years of the legendary couple Lasica and Satinský, set in midst of the short but intense life of the Bratislava Theater Divadlo na Korze during the normalization period in Czechoslovakia at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. The story maps the common journey of Lasica and Satinský from their theatrical beginnings, through subversive performances on their very own stage at the time of the coming normalization, to them being banned along with the whole theatre and the State’s effort to erase any footprint of the L + S couple from all state archives and spectators' memories. The author of the theme is Peter Michalík, the script was written by Peter Gärtner, illustrated by Ďuro Balogh. The book will be published on November 2, 2021.

Ďuro Balogh is an illustrator and a graphic designer. Born in Bratislava, he studied Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He currently works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. In his illustration work, he focuses mainly on children's and advertising illustration, caricatures and comics. He is a co-founder of the Association of Illustrators (www.asil.sk), an organization promoting young Slovak illustration. He works closely with the graphic studio Calder Design Community. In the years 2001 - 2002 he published cartoon jokes and gags in the weekly magazine ČAS. In 2002, he published regular comic strips called Doctor Pundor, on which he collaborated with Shooty. He is the author of illustrations for children's books suh as: Hádali se hádanky, Hlavolamy co zvládneme hravě sami (Jozef Pavlovič), Hledám lepší mámu, Lepší otec v hrsti než kámoš na střeše, Psí škola kocoura Červenochvosta, Nejdem a basta (Gabriela Futová), Pohádky z palety (Ján Uličiansky, Peter Palik), Zelení jeleni (Ľubomír Feldek), Pippi Dlouhá Punčocha (Astrid Lindgrenová), Johanka v Zapadáčiku, Zlom vaz, Johanko (Toňa Revajová).