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Cast of Suba Film

The Board of Directors and how they see themselves...

Chris Moore, sword and sci-fi sorcerer, sees that ”we are feeling very, very relaxed...". Dave McKean blows hot and cool as he tells of The Unexpected, and Jean-Christian Knaff speaks to the child in us all, while off-world, Zoran Janjetov remembers and mourns…
Alastair Graham is delicate and sensitive…for a gorilla…

….and last, but by all means first, is Suba…remembered by Zoran for the cover of the “Tributo” CD on the Ziriguiboom label.

The Board of Directors and how others see them…….

Chris Moore;
Chris became the artist of choice both for album cover designs for such groups as Journey, Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers, Status Quo, and Pentangle, and for book jacket designs right across the literary spectrum very soon after graduating from the Royal College of Art, London. Today, some thirty years later, he is recognised and saluted as one of the worlds leading Fantasy and Science Fiction artists, a reputation that drew an invitation to St Albans, England, (not, as has been rumoured, Zeta Reticulon….) from director Stanley Kubrick to begin work on the development of the project that was to become “A.I.”or “ Artificial Intelligence “ .

Dave McKean;
A record label boss (FERAL) who has designed CD covers for some of the biggest names in music from the Rolling Stones to Michael Nyman, and a Comics and Fantasy artist of International stature, (“Mr Punch”, ”Signal to Noise”, “Arkham Asylum”, and all the “Sandman” covers for Neil Gaiman), photographer, keyboards player, film-maker…..(Shorts include “The Week Before”,”N(eon)”,and his feature “Mirrormask” has just been released in the U.K) ….Dave McKean has become an incredible bunch of guys.

And as if all this wasn’t enough….his favourite band is Weather Report.

Jean-Christian Knaff;
French born and Toronto based, Jean-Christian followed a B.A in English literature at the University of Grenoble with a glittering career in Illustration and Animation on both sides of the Atlantic.The list of his Illustration clients covers a similar mileage, while his Animation successes have included the UNICEF Prize at the 1997 Annecy Festival, the Gold Medal at the 1998 New York International, and the 2004 Nicktoons Festival, U.S.A. His unique imagination is currently fuelled by Rachmaninov , Heavy Metal , and Ironing Boards .

Zoran Janjetov;
An acknowledged expert in classic U.S. TV series and genre movies from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, comics artist Zoran comes to the Suba project with an intriguing provenance and very particular qualifications. He was Suba’s best friend and became a music connoisseur under his tutelage, whilst remaining , with Suba’s mother Ruza, the guardian of his memory. Since 1988 he has worked with writer and cult film-maker Alejandro Jodorowsky for Paris publishers Les Humanoides Associes, succeeding Moebius as artist on “ La Jeunesse de John Difool “, ( no heavier comics gig is there on the planet….) then more recently on “Avant L’Incal “ and “ Les Technoperes “ .

He most definitely rocks.

Alastair Graham;
Artist and author of the classic and wordless “Full Moon“ books , his most personal Illustration work has been the “ Impressions – Jazz Masters in Black and White“ folio. These drawings were first exhibited in the U.K, then in Spain and the Netherlands, and, when shown in Novi Sad, Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia, led directly to the production of the Suba “Jungle Robots“ short, and through that to the concept of this proposed enlargement of the Suba project. This last promises to be a consummation of years of scheming and conspiring towards Animation that has its genesis in contemporary music….an early attempt being a project with Weather Report for TVC London, the studio behind “ Yellow Submarine “.

Mitar Subotic -Suba ( June 23rd 1961 - November 2nd 1999 )
Listen to Suba’s music and you hear balance. you hear the revolutionary weighed against the familiar, the electric alongside the ethnic, the new and sophisticated beside the primitive and ancient. Suba’s life was a kind of balancing act in itself.His death was profoundly shocking, but its timing was significant, just as the 20th Century was drawing to a close, and a new millennium was about to begin. His music remains, real art that does what real art always does. It shows us what it is to be alive...NOW...