After completing Secondary School for Design and Photography in Ljubljana, Zvonko Čoh went on to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts from which he graduated in 1981 under Prof. Janez Bernik. He then took a postgraduate course in painting under Prof. Štefan Planinc. This was when he began working on animated films and illustrations. As an illustrator he has contributed to magazines for children. Nowadays he works in the fields of illustration, comics, visual communications, art animated film and television commercials. His work includes over thirty illustrated books for children and teenagers and over twenty television features and short fi lms. He received the Golden Pen of Belgrade Award 1983, the Levstik Award 1988, and the Best Designed Children's Book Award at the Ljubljana Book Fair 2004.
AWARDS IN THE FIELD OF CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATION:
- The Hinko Smrekar Accolade, 2006
- The Original Slovenian Picture Book Award, 2004
- The IBBY Honour List, 2004
- The Hinko Smrekar Award, 2002
- The Levstik Award, 1999
- The Hinko Smrekar Distinction, 1995