Marko Dješka (1983, Osijek) graduated from the Department of Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. His two student films, Slaughtered (2010) and Son of Satan (2012) gained significant critical acclaim and festival success. In 2016 his third film Ghost Town won critics' guild Oktavijan Award for the best Croatian animated film. He is one of the founders of Adriatic Animation Studio. Apart from animation, he is an active comic book artist, publishing also in Heavy Metal, American edition. In 2013 he was named the best young comic book author.