Romske pravljice/Romane vištorje
"Strong young man, thank the god I fell asleep from tiredness. The king Brdavs had two hearts and fought only with one. If I hadn't fallen asleep on the other heart no man on earth would have conquered him. You've succeeded, because you are poor, honest and rightful Rom and because god has helped you."
"Zaralo terno čhavo, devloreske pe lako zahvaline, da sovave. Kraljiste Brdavso hinejo duj vodžja i marele pe samo jekhaha vodžjaha. Ako nebi meni zasov po aver vodži Brdavso, nikon po them nebi premagon. Tuke pa uspindža jer hinas čororo, pošteno i čačo Rom i tuke vaso dova devloro pomozindža."
From the accompanying text
There are five authorial tales written by Romany writer Rajko Šajnovič, translated to Slovene language (Kralj Brdavs in Rom Močni/Kralji Brdavso i Rom Zaralo, Zdravilna roža/Sasti roža, Romsko dekle kača/Romani čhaj sap, Deklica in kača/Čhajori i sap in Kačji kralj/Sapikano kralji) and accompanied with outstanding illustrations by Adriano Janežič. The tales are divided by language but can be read simultaneously, in Slovene on the left and in Romany on the right side. In this way it is possible to deepen our knowledge of Romany language but the content by all means mustn't be ignored, whereas through it, the author wants to make a close up to the Romany way of thinking and living ...
Adriano Janežič was born in 1972 in Ljubljana, which has been his home ever since. In his youth Pippi Longstocking and Thousand and one tales were his favourite reading. He attended Zmago Modic painting school, where Milan Erič, Kiar Meško, Milan Butina and Štefan Planinc were his tutors. In that time he started with his first publishing; in the local newspaper in Kamnik he published comics and caricatures. Two favourite books he illustrated are Stonoga Berta by Urše Krempl and Vinko Möderndorfer's Zakaj so sloni rahlospeči. He is especially enthusiastic about drawing caricatures for daily Dnevnik. In the 90ies he won a prize for inventive comics on competition by Nedelo newspaper. He hasn't done much exhibiting, because he considers the exhibitions to be more painters business whereas the work of illustrators is put on shows daily in newspapers, magazines and books.