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Marian Walentynowicz

Marian Walentynowicz

120 adventures of Koziołek Matołek

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Marian Walentynowicz

Marian Walentynowicz – (born on the 20th of January 1896 in Petersburg, died on the 26th of August 1967 in Warsaw) – Polish graphic artist, architect, writer and the pioneer of comic books in Poland. He studied at Warsaw University of Technology, in 1930-1939 he taught in the S. Nowakowski Women’s Architecture School in Warsaw. He cooperated with Warsaw’s periodicals as a graphic artist since the 1920s. During World War II he was a war correspondent embedded with Gen. Maczek’s 1st Armored Division. He described his memories in his book Wojna bez patosu / War without pathos. He also created book illustrations – mostly in children’s books, including ones published in cooperation with Kornel Makuszyński, such as 120 przygód Koziołka Matołka / 120 Adventures of Matołek the Billy-Goat, Awantury i wybryki małej małpki Fiki-Miki / The Rows and Pranks of the Little Monkey Fiki-Miki and Wanda leży w naszej ziemi / Wanda Is in Our Land.

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