[PROPAGANDA / YELLOW HAZARD: I WILL PROTECT THE WORLD FROM THE RED HAZARD!] Akbaba. No: 152. 1inci Kânun 1936. Sari tehlike: Dünyayi kizil tehlikeden koruyacagim! [Anti-Japanese propaganda]. Illustration by Cemal Nadir, (1902-1947).
AKBABA. YUSUF ZIYA ORTAÇ and ORHAN SEYFI ORHON (Owners).
Akbaba , Ist., 1936.
Original color illustrated cover. Folio. (32 x 24 cm). In Turkish. 17,  p., color, and b/w ills. Anti-propaganda of Japan in 1936. An amazing cover illustration of Japanese anti-propaganda and USSR (Soviets). It's seen a yellow octopus wrapped around the world complete with its arms and with a treacherous smile on its face. A Japanese anti-propaganda. "Sari tehlike: Dünyayi kizil tehlikeden koruyacagim!" [i.e. Yellow hazard: I will protect the world from the Red hazard]. This great cover was illustrated by Cemal Nadir [Güler], (1902-1947). He was a Turkish cartoonist. Güler is the surname he assumed after the Surname Law of 1934. Cemal Nadir was born in Bursa, Ottoman Empire on 13 July 1902. His father Sevket was a calligraphist (Turkish: Hattat) employed in courts. After finishing high school, he began working as a sign painter in Bursa. He also created cartoons, and his first cartoon appeared in Diken (literally: "The Thorn") periodical. Although he moved to Istanbul and tried to be a full-time cartoonist, he could not make it and he returned to Bursa. The Alphabet Reform of 1929 gave Cemal Nadir a second chance to show his talent. When Turkey adopted the Latin alphabet replacing the Ottoman Turkish alphabet in Arabic script, all signboards were necessarily changed, and he worked hard to meet the demand. In the same year, he moved once more to Istanbul to work for the daily Aksam. Later, he also drew for the newspaper Son Posta, as well as for the satirical magazines such as Akbaba. During this period, he published the satirical magazine Amcabey. During World war II, he drew anti-Nazism cartoons in the daily Cumhuriyet. In 1946, the Republican People's Party (CHP) invited him to run for a seat in the parliament. However, he refused the invitation, he said that with political affiliation he would not be able to create cartoons. He used his conflicting cartoon characters to criticize the social problems of that time in the country. (Ak'la Kara ("Black and White")., Dede ile Torun ("The Grandpa and the Grandson")., Dalkavuk ("The Sycophant")., Yeni Zengin ("Nouveau riche")., Salamon).
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