Helga and Hägar the Horrible 50th Anniversary and March 8th Celebration

When the revered Serbian weekly magazine Zabavnik invited only male authors to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous comic Hägar the Horrible, Serbian author Jana (Yana) Adamović immediately protested. The editor’s tone-deaf answer that no female authors possess the needed quality rightly angered the community of diverse creators and their supporters in the Balkans. An invitation to celebrate Helga in the daily newspaper Danas on March 8 soon followed. In this illustration, Helga tells Hägar she is off to plunder Paris for the latest fashions, while Hägar comments there is nothing better than a practical wife. All interior elements were researched and are from the period.