Danilo Milošev (Vršac) publishes under the name Wostok, Ex-Wostok, and Mediokritet, and is one of the most important and influential figures on the Serbian underground comics scene and indeed one of the scene’s founders. He has been drawing and publishing comics since the mid-eighties.

His visual as well as thematic approach has been developing simultaneously into two directions: one, into simplification, parody often borrowing the characters from popular culture and comics, and, two, into a more accomplished visual style using literature (Kafka, Bierce, de Sade) as story models. But for most of his comics he uses the texts from Vršac writer Nabor Devolac. He is also famous for his fanzine Krpelj which reached the incredible number of around 750 issues and has inspired many young authors to publish fanzines themselves.

With another drawer from Vršac, Grabowski, and one younger author from Belgrade, Saša Mihajlović, Wostok created the album Popošak i Cveće which was published in 2001 by Fabrika Knjiga. With his diverse, persistent and unconventional approach, Wostok has crossed the local barriers and published his comics abroad (USA, Netherlands, France, Italy) and has cooperated with authors from different countries. The well known art critic and theorist Ranko Munitić has included him among the authors presented in the book “Deveta umetnost, strip”.

Other than comics, he is also a painter, filmmaker, and musician playing in the band Tehno Muda with his brother and father.

He is often organizing and participating in workshops in the region.

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