He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and subsequently studied illustration at the Institute of Art and Design in Pilsen (currently the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art).
As an artist, he belongs to what has come to be called Generation 0 of Czech comics (together with artists such as Jiří Grus, Toy_Box and Vladimír 518).
In 2010, and again in 2022, he received the prestigious Muriel comic book award in Czech Republic.
Also in 2022, he received, along with some of his students, the Japan International Manga Award for the comic book IOGI which has been hugely successful and was published both in the Czech Republic and in Japan. The publisher Centrala is planning to produce an English version.
He also collaborated with director Jan Svěrák on several projects: for example, he is the author of the graphic version of the film Three Brothers.
In addition to creating comics and book illustrations, Václav Šlajch also teaches illustration and is head of the Media and Didactic Illustration Atelier at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
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