[THE GODFATHER OF TURKISH CARTOONISTS] Original hand-drawning three strip cartoon plates of 'Utanmaz Adam' by Oguz Aral.
OGUZ ARAL, (Turkish political cartoonist and comics artist, known for his satirical style), (1936-2004).
"Utanmaz Adam"., [ca. 1980s], [Istanbul], .
Original three hand-drawn three-strip cartoon plates of 'Utanmaz Adam' character with Indian ink on paper. Paper lacked on cardboard. 16x37 cm. 11 panels on 3 papers totally. B/w. By Indian drawing ink. No signature. Oguz Aral was a Turkish political cartoonist and comics artist, known for his satirical style. He was also active as a theatre designer, playwright, ceramist, and animator, establishing the first Turkish animation studio. Born in Silivri, Istanbul Province, he founded the cartoon magazine Girgir (Fun) with his brother Tekin Aral and created such characters as "Avanak Avni" (Avni the Gullible), "Köstebek Hüsnü" (Hüsnü the Mole), "Utanmaz Adam" (the Shameless Man) and "Vites Mahmut" (Mahmut the Gearbox). GirGir was one of the best selling cartoon magazines in Europe in the 1970s with nearly a million copies a week. Called the "godfather" of Turkish cartoonists, Aral mentored scores of young artists, helping them publish their comics. GirGir, known to be outstandingly critical of all social ills, was banned after the 1980 military coup, but Oguz Aral's cartoons still ran in the newspaper Hürriyet until his death in Bodrum.
Turkish humor Caricature Cartoonist Hand-drawing Original caricatures