Friday, January 20, 2017

Interview - Tatjana Debeljački vs. Aziz Yavuzdoğan Turkey January 2017


Can you tell us something about your hometown and growing up?
At first everyone gives a sentimental answer to  this kind of a question and  I cannot answer it in a different way.Everyone is aware of the facts of his hometown. Especially if you are an artist who can view the facts objectively ,you express your cricital ideas through your work. If you are a cartoonist you will definitely need no words , if not a few. What I mean is I am faithfull to my country like everyone.
When did you publish your first book and how did the success follow later?
I published my first book in 2006. That book included   funny men-women  drawings  and  it was printed in two series for two years. Later I published five cartoon books and a book of my poems. I should say that my books did not have much effect on my success in my career.
"The international humor magazine Fenamizah is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary this year "?
Fenamizah is a digital magazine and it is on line every month  since 2012 Yes it has been five years. It is in its sixth year.
Dogan cartoon 8th personal exibition?
Yes I had eight  personal cartoon exhibitions and   my cartoons were in quite a lot of mixed exhibitions.
Director cartoonist publishes books, book covers, catalogs, brochures and design magazine cartoons in humor magazines?
I am a cartoonist, graphic illustrator and a publisher as well. I  did picture drawings, book covers , worked as  an art director in several newspapers and magazines. It is a long story. Since I got retired I have been working   as a publisher. I published two different literature magazines. They were not digital. But unfortunately  literature magazines do not last long  in Turkey.
With the reader who is also a poet, such effects can generate and offer fresh experiences of the?
I am a cartoonist. Yes,  I like literature. I have tried poems and short texts. There are people who find my works successful bu I cannot say  I am a professional  writer or poet.
What can you tell us about your work, prizes, journeys and friendships?
I spent 5 years of my professional life in Northern Cyprus . I worked in the first coloured  daily newspaper as  the art director and the assistant publisher. I  sent works to very few international cartoon contests. I do not find these contests interesting and I think the awards are given  according to some private  relationships.
“Poetry is a thing that emerges upwards out of silence.” ?
This is a very good expression.  Who is the owner of the saying? I like it .It definitely expresses my feelings. I prefer short poems and  aphorisms.
What are your plans for the future creative work?
I have no plans .I like the naturel flow of life. İnstead of making plans I prefer  having principals and working according to my own discipline.
Do you think you have outwitted the expectations?
You might think that I have given contrary answers  but I have never had expectations in any subjects. You might ask if my efforts met my needs I can definitely say they were not financially satisfactory but  I do not care much about it. I value moral satisfaction more.
How do you manage all that with so much work that you do? Do you have time for yourself?
Fenamizah is a monthly magazine and I prepare a weekly  humour magazine for a local newspaper .I also give lessons to young cartoonists  in a youth center of the municipality  twice a week . Here is the answer to your question.
Is there anything that you could pinpoint and tell us about yourself between dreams and reality?
İt is a mystic question. I like it but it has quite a long answer and you may find it surprising I would like to emphasize specifically. friendship with Hadzialic in the morning. And thanks to him.when you hear it from a humorist. Shortly, dreams and reality are both places I regularly go and test.
Have you achieved everything you have ever wanted to and if you could live your life again would you be an artist again?
I believe I am the same person in this world as I was in where I came from.  Life in this world is not a surprise for me . Just as it is  my life after this world  will be the same in another dimension and another form. What I want to reach is goodness and beauty which means love.
Is there anything you would like to say that you think is important and that I haven’t asked you ?
I would like to say this as my last words.As  human beings we waste  time with  empty, dry prayers, wishes which will end with absolute disappointment.In fact , whatever men want  to achieve , they  should fight  to reach it, and the most important thing is not to hurry. Patience is very important. Thank you very much for the interview. I wish goodness and beauty for everyone  all over the world. And I hope to cooperate with DIOGEN pro culture magazine. We have a good friendship with Sabahudin Hadžialić. I send my greetings and thanks to him, too.
Aziz, thank-you! It was a great pleasure talking to you and you are always welcome to our house “DIOGEN pro culture” magazine.



EL HUMOR DE PEPE PELAYO - ¿Los políticos no tienen ni un pelo de tonto?

Los poderosos tienen peliagudos problemas, pero como no tienen pelos en la lengua y son gente de pelo en pecho, sólo dicen: “el mal ajeno, del pelo cuelga”.
¿Cuál es la relación entre calvicie y poder? No lo sé, pero he hecho un análisis banal -o banálisis, como le llaman en ciertos círculos- sobre el tema. Por ejemplo, la calva les ha preocupado desde siempre a los poderosos. Hace 4 mil años, el emperador chino de la dinastía Hio, Chu-Kang, le pidió a su médico que le “curara” la caída de pelo de su cabeza (a su médico de cabecera, supongo). Pues el doctor le untó un ungüento y le contó uncüento, asegurándole que su remedio era milagroso. Cuando le despegó aquella cosa pastosa de la cabeza, casi le dejó los sesos a la interperie al pobre emperador. Por supuesto, el “doltol” sufrió lo que hoy se conoce jurídicamente como tortura china.
La lista de los sin pelos en el poder es larga: Churchill, Mussolini, Franco, Nikita Jrushchov, Gorbachov o Yul Brynner (cuando hizo de Rey de Siam), etc..
En la actualidad: Pedro Pablo Kurczynski de Perú, Luis Guillermo Solís de Costa Rica, Károlos Papulia de Grecia y muchos más. Y podemos sumar… (no, “podemos” no, porque son políticos con coletas), y si sumamos, decía, a los de grandes entradas (quizás sean salidas, según las encuestas), como Hollande de Francia y Michel Temer de Brasil, la lista sería interminable.
Y no olvidemos a los que lucen una frente que les llega a la mitad del cráneo, como el caso del presidente Salvador Sánchez de El Salvador, que tiene una tan amplia frente, como un Frente Amplio. O mejor un Frente Farabundo Martí, algo que tiene lógica relación, porque ellos entrenaban en Cuba y Martí, el prócer cubano, gastaba una frente XXXL, sobre todo cuando se lo decían y se enojaba (momentos en que se conocía como Furibundo Martí).
¿Y Abdelaziz Buteflika de Argelia? ¡Se deja crecer bien largos los pocos pelos que le salen de encima de una de sus orejas, para peinárselos aplastados a su calva! (Tal y como trata de tapar la corrupción de tantos años en el gobierno.)
Como ven, hay una real vinculación entre calva y poder. ¿Se sienten más potentes como Samsung, perdón, como Sansón con su pelo? O al revés, ¿prefieren las calvas por mostrarse más viriles y poderosos? No sé.
Quizás sea bueno esperar a lo que suceda con Trump. Él en su campaña dijo que si ganaba no se cuidaría sus implantes. Pero conociéndolo, es probable que no soporte ser calvo y se cubra con un casco, el cual no le vendría mal cuando visite el muro que desea construir hacia México. Claro, que no confíe en la protección del casco. Está probado científicamente que es un misterio el altísimo porcentaje de gente que no lo tiene puesto al ocurrir el accidente. Además, los cascos no son glamorosos. No veo a Trump en frac y con casco llevando a su señora a la Ópera… Perdón, ¿Él va a la Ópera? Bueno, sí, a la Ópera-ción Triunfo, o a la Ópera-tion Repo.
¿Y qué pasa con Putin, ese otro calvo Trumposo? A él le aconsejaría que si se va a tapar la cabeza, que lo haga con esas prendas de vestir que van con una capucha incorporada. Los jóvenes, sobre todo los que viven la cultura rapera y reguetonera, la usan. Quizás la use el mismo hijo de Putin (con todo respeto). Pero no deseo ahora involucrarme en una discusión bizantina, persa o sarracena sobre las causas psico-sociológicas de esa moda de imitar a los frailes franciscanos. Sólo diré que esconden sus cabezas ahí, porque así creen que ni los ven a ellos ni ellos ven a nadie. Eso le vendría bien a Putin, por su vocación tan nacionalista, ¿no?
En fin, si los poderosos no les agrada perder el cabello, que no protesten, por favor, que no se pongan tan protestantes, porque quizás sean calvinistas por convicción, pero ahora serán “calvistas” por obligación. En todo caso, el calvario es nuestro que estamos hasta el último pelo de muchos de ellos.
Por no tener respuesta a la inicial pregunta, me quedo con estos versos del gran Quevedo:

“Pelo fue aquí, en donde calvero: / calva no sólo limpia, sino hidalga, / háseme vuelto la cabeza nalga, / antes gregüescos pide que sombrero”.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Exposicion "El Rostro de Fidel" en el "Café La Habana" (México)



Museo del Humor (Buenos Aires) - Revista Cultural El Pasajero



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cartoon Contest “Bruegel In 2017”-Belgium

 INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST: BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Participation
Anyone aged 18 and over can participate in this international contest. Participants declare that they agree with the terms and conditions of the contest, the rules, and the jury’s decisions. Participation is free.
The deadline is 03-02-2017.
2. Theme: “Bruegel in 2017”
Peer will celebrate the 650th anniversary of acquiring city rights in 2017. The year will be filled with festive activities for the residents of Peer and for visitors. One of Belgium’s most famous painters, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, was supposedly born in Peer (Grote-Brogel). We wonder what Bruegel would think of the world today; as it is in 2017.
3. Submissions
Each participant can submit maximum five entries (colour or black and white). All graphic techniques are allowed. We prefer that participants print out digitally drawn work so that the works can be presented to the jury in sufficiently high quality. The works cannot have been published or exhibited in the past. Please send your works to the following address: ~
Stad Peer
Cartoonfewzstival Peer650
Zuidervest 2a
B- 3990 Peer
Belgium
or via email: cartoonfestival@peer.be
The drawings must measure 210 x 297 mm (A4). Surname and first name of the participant must be mentioned on the back of the drawing.
4. The prizes:
1st prize: €700 + souvenir
2nd prize: €350 + souvenir
3rd prize: €150 + souvenir
All winners will be invited to spend three days (and 2 nights) in Peer for the awards ceremony.
5. Patrimonial rights - By submitting an entry, participants give the organisers the right to use their entries to promote the cartoon festival and
the festive year Peer650 (i.e. the catalogue, publicity in the press and on other media, posters, etc.).
6. Catalogue - A catalogue will be published, taking into account budgetary limitations. Selected participants have the right to one copy.
Participants will receive a free catalogue upon request. They will have to pay the postal expenses or they can collect the catalogue at the Tourist Reception in Peer.
7. Property - All works become the property of the organisers.
8. Originality of the works. Entrants remain responsible for the originality of their works. Discussions and possible claims related to any form of plagiarism are at the entrant’s expense. If plagiarism is discovered after the prizes have been awarded, the jury can deliberate and decide to revoke the prize.
9. Jury - A professional jury will look at the entries received, make a selection for the exhibition, and select the prize winners.
10. Awards ceremony and exhibition  - The opening and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday,6 May 2017. The exhibition will run from 7 May - 30 July 2017. It will be accessible for free on Wednesday afternoons and during the weekend. Group visits are also possible on other days. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

23rd International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art – Gabrovo – Bulgária 2017

23rd International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art – Gabrovo – Bulgária 2017
Dear colleagues,
The Museum House of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo, Bulgaria launches a campaign for registration of entries for the 23rd  International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art that will open on 19th  May 2017. The works selected by the jury will be on display at the Museum from 19th May until 30th September 2017.
The twenty-third edition of the Biennial is comprised of a competition and a curated exhibition. The competition is held in two sections – cartoons (in three categories) and contemporary art (works of art executed in any technique and media – painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, poster, installation, video and others).
The theme of the competition is Laughing in the Face of.... fear, crisis, adversity, the status quo – artists are invited to complete the phrase and make a statement by addressing the present day and its social, economic, political, cultural and daily problems and challenges.
In order to apply artists complete an online entry-form on the Biennial website biennial.humorhouse.bg, where the conditions of entry and additional information are published. The closing date for application and sending works online is 12th March 2017, midnight Bulgarian time (GTM+2). The selection of the works is made online by an international jury. The artists with selected works send the originals by post within the indicated deadline.
The Biennial website is also accessible via www.humorhouse.bg, the official website of the House of Humour and Satire.
As organizers of the Biennial kindly request you to assist us in spreading this call for entry among the artists you work with, as well as, if possible, to publish it on your website.
We shall appreciate your responsiveness and cooperation, and remain at your disposal for any further questions.
Sincerely,
Margarita Dorovska (Director)

1.           Organizers - Museum House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo Municipality and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Organizing Committee is chaired by the Mayor of Gabrovo.
2.           Opening - 19th May 2017, 7.00 p.m. at the Museum House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo
3. Theme: Laughing in the Face of…
3.           fear, crises, adversity, the status quo – artists are invited to complete the phrase and make a statement by addressing the present day and its social, economic, political, cultural and daily problems and challenges.
Eligible for the contemporary art section of the competition are works of art executed in any technique and media (painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, poster, installation, video, and others).
Prizes:
·              Golden Aesop Prize – a statuette and 5 000 BGN (appr. 2 550 euro)
·              Gascar Prize of the town of Gabrovo awarded to a young artist (up to 40 yrs.) – a statuette and 3 000 BGN (appr. 1 530 euro)
·              Special prize given by Skalni Materiali JS Co-Rousse – 3 000 BGN (appr. 1 530 euro)
The cartoons competition section includes the following categories:
·              Cartoons (original works signed by the artists and digital works, up to A3 size)
·              Animated cartoons (gif and flash)
·              Printed cartoon publications (albums, catalogues, artists’ books)
Prizes :
·              Grand Prix – 3 000 BGN (appr. 1 530 euro)
·              Prize for cartoon (hand-signed originals and digital drawings) – 2 000 BGN (appr. 1 020 euro)
·              Prize for animated cartoon (gif and flash formats) – 2 000 BGN (appr. 1 020 euro)
·              Prize for printed cartoon publication – 1 000 BGN (appr. 510 euro)
The prizewinning works remain in the Humour of the Peoples art collection of the Museum House of Humour and Satire.

The organizers kindly invite all artists to visit Gabrovo on 19th May 2017 for the opening of the Biennial exhibition and join in the Gabrovo carnival.

Newspaper - cartoons by Valentin Druzhinin


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Faleceu a Drª Leonor d' Oliveira Guimarães (5/4/1938 - 14/1/2017)

Queridos amigos. Venho comunicar-vos uma triste notícia, a matriarca da família Oliveira Guimarães, protectora e incentivadora da Bienal de Humor Luiz d’Oliveira Guimarães – Espinhal / Penela, Drª Leonor Oliveira Guimarães faleceu esta noite.
     
Na inauguração da V Bienal de Humor LOG. Espinhal - Penela 2016

Pessoa com fino sentido de humor, não pertencesse ela a esta família devota do humor irreverente e sano, cultivando a inteligência da filosofia humorística em todas os seus actos da vida, era uma profunda apaixonada do humor gráfico. Todos os que convivemos e trabalhos a seu lado, muito lhe devemos e agradecemos a forma como nos incentivava e compartilhava a luta pela dignificação desta arte maior.

       
Com os autarcas do Espinhal / Penela
  Pela profunda amizade que ela devotava aos artistas e ao humor, aqui, nesta página de humores, a homenageamos e despedimos.
Com o cartoonista José Bandeira

Com os cartoonistas Agim Sulaj, Mikhail Zlatkovsky e o Director da Bienal Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Festival Internacional de Caricatura MEGAMINERIA - Quindio - Colombia 2017





Thursday, January 12, 2017

A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH AN INTERNATIONAL 'REFUGEE BANK' IN THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION

Addressed to:
Mr. Ban Ki – Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, New York
Mr. Antonio Guterres, new Secretary-General of the United Nations
General Assembly of the United Nations, New York
Mr. Filippo Grandi, Hight Commissioner, High Commissariat for Refugees of the
United Nations, Geneve
His Holiness Pope Francis, Vatican
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Moscow
Mr Jean - Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Brussels
Mr John F. Kerry, Foreign Minister of USA, Washington
Mr Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia, Moscow
Auction Houses around the World: Sotheby's, Christie's , New York, London, Paris etc.
All the Inhabitants of Planet Earth

 

Dear Sirs / Madam
In the 21st century, cruel bloody wars in the Arab and African world have triggered a wave of refugees directed primarily to Europe, and to other parts of the world, too. Poor outcasts remain without a roof overnight and are forced to leave their homeland, their cosy homes. They set off on a long and thorny path into foreign countries with more or less merciful hosts. 
Only regret from the comfort of the couch under a safe roof, in front of the television screen, and wishful prayers for those poor people do not represent any sincere sympathy, therefore, the refugee crisis should be solved by undertaking concrete actions. The United Nations Organization in New York is called to establish a solidarity bank called  'Refugee' in the Palace of Nations into which the sponsorship money should be channeled from all member states. Every citizen of the world is obliged by his conscience of humanity and financial capacity to donate a certain sum of money for the reconstruction of bestially destroyed towns and villages. After the reconstruction the unfortunate refugees, scattered all around the planet, could return to their homeland and having gone through that torturing calvary start to live in normal conditions. After moral and ethical reflection all billionaires, millionaires, middle class people and, finally, those with lower incomes should join this humanitarian campaign, the latter ones at least with a symbolic sum of money. Face to face with those listed donors there should primarily be all egoistic war profiteers, weapons manufacturers and their buyers, soulless militant conquerors who bestially destroy numerous towns and villages, kill innocent natives and cruelly expel still alive powerless people.  There are also artists like painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic artists and others who could also donate their works of art for a good cause. Since the majority of them are not wealthy, their ideas and spiritual expressions are rich. Various auction houses all around the world could sell their donated works of art and the income thus obtained would be transferred to the 'Refugee  Bank'.With this committed and quickly carried out sponsorship action, with a humanitarian note and without veto in the Palace of Nations, we would at least slightly heal the moral and ethical wound caused by our contemporary civilization, including the population from San Francisco to Tokyo and from Cape Town to Reykjavik.This action should be coordinated under the slogan:Greedy wars of conquest should be ended and the whole world population should help the displaced martyrs.
Sincerely Yours
Stane Jagodič, painter, cartoonist and writer

Ljubljana - Slovenia, October 23 th, 2016
Stane Jagodič
Kunaverjeva 12,
1000 Ljubljana











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