Maciej SieńczykBORN 1972, Warszawa
Sieńczyk approaches the comic-book medium in a very personal way, parodying and exploiting its patterns. His drawings, illustrations, and cartoons are inhabited by both fictional and historical figures, from a dancing monkey from Rogalin to Ignacy Łukasiewicz, the inventor of the kerosene lamp. The reality he evokes in his work is somewhat suggestive of the pre-1989 Polish reality. Maciej Sieńczyk has worked for the Lampa literary monthly and the culture periodical Exklusiv. Among the books he has illustrated are three novels by Dorota Masłowska, Adam Wiedemann’s Filtry, and a reissue of Michał Witkowski’s Lubiewo. His first full-size comic book, Hydriola, was published in 2005, and another Wrzątkun, in 2009.