Irancartoon FIRST INFORMATION CENTER OF IRANIAN CARTOONISTS ON THE WEBGallery of Artworks By Thomas Ehretsmann - France2018-09-18T13:57:16+04:30Website Admin<div>Thomas Ehretsmann - France<br />Thomas Ehretsmann started his career as a comic book artist in 1998. <br />Subsequently he moved into illustration. <br />His clients include many European publishers and magazines: Elle, Flammarion, Gallimard, Hachette, Nathan, Delcourt, Milan, Syros... In 2009, he studied with the great Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. <br />His most prestigious award to date came in March 2011 when he won a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators for "Muder Inc.". In 2016, his painting "Vacuum 2" was selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Thomas%20Ehretsmann%20-%20France%201111.jpg" border="0" /></div>Gallery of cartoons by Jiri Sliva-Czech Republic2018-09-18T13:26:31+04:30Website Admin<div>Jiri-Sliva&nbsp;was born in Pilsen in 1947 and has lived in Prague since 1966. After completing his studies in economics he spent eight years working as a sociologist and futurologist. Since 1979 he has worked as a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and graphic artist. Sliva&rsquo;s first drawing was published in 1972. He has illustrated more than one hundred books, and has published ten books of cartoons in the former Czechoslovakia, Germany, France, Switzerland and the USA. He has worked for Die Zeit, Die Welt, Stern, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Feinschmecker, Nebelspalter, The Los Angeles Times, etc..</div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/shojai/Jiri%20Sliva-Czech%20Republic%20(52).jpg" border="0" width="2000" height="2000" /></div> <div></div> <div>He has won many awards at cartoon festivals, and has had solo exhibitions in Prague, Marienbad, Bratislava, Zurich, Lugano, Lucerne, Budapest, Sofi a, Warsaw, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Brussels, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rome, Antwerp, Havana, Milan, Paris, New York, Vienna, Moscow, Ottawa. He was at one time the drummer for the rock band The Spiders in Pilsen (1962&ndash;1964) and for the Petr Skoumal Trio (1971&ndash;1972). Since 1980 he has played the guitar alongside other Czech artists in the band Grafi canka.</div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div>Gallery of Cartoon &amp; Caricatures By Dario Castillejos - Mexico2018-09-18T13:13:27+04:30Website Admin<div>Dario Castillejos - Mexico<br />Dario Castillejos was born in Oaxaca City in Mexico in 1974. <br />He draws cartoons for the newspaper El imparcial de Oaxaca, for the weekly El Chamuco and for the magazines Courrier International and Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica. <br />Currently, he is the president of CartonClub, the Latin American cartoon club.<br />He received the Benito Journalism and Information Award (Oaxaca) in 1997, 1999 and 2005. <br />He also won twice the prestigious Journalism National Award from the Citizen Council of Mexico, along with the Journalism National Award from the Mexican Journalists club in 2013.<br />In 2011, he was awarded the Grand Award and the First Prize of the 38th International Humour Meeting in Piracicaba in Brasil. <br />He also received an honor mention at the World Press Cartoon 2007 Sintra in Portugal, and at the Greekartoon 2006 in Greece.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Dario%20Castillejos%20-%20Mexico%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="1280" height="720" /></div>Gallery of Cartoon &amp; Caricatures By Vasco Gargalo - Portugal2018-09-18T12:38:13+04:30Website Admin<div>Vasco Gargalo - Portugal<br />Vasco Gargalo is a Portuguese cartoonist, born in 1977 in Vila Franca de Xira. <br />Being a freelance press cartoonist and illustrator, his work has been published in several national and international media &ndash; some of his best illustrations can be seen in newspapers and magazines such as Sabado Magazine, Newspaper I, Daily News, Courrier international, Groene Asterdammer Magazine and Spotsatire Magazine.<br />He has received various awards since 2005.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Vasco%20Gargalo%20-%20Portugal%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="818" height="455" /></div> <div></div>Gallery of cartoons by Bob Katzenelson - Denmark2018-09-18T12:28:31+04:30Website Admin<div>Bob Katzenelson - Denmark<br />Bob Katzenelson was born in 1960 in Nuuk, Denmark. <br />He lives and works in Copenhagen. <br />He has been working as an illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist since the middle of the nineteen-eighties with a variety of Danish newspapers and magazines, both as an employee and as a freelancer.<br />Now, Bos is freelancing for Berlingske, a major Danish newspaper. <br />He&rsquo;s the vice-president of Danish Cartoonists.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Bob%20Katzenelson%20-%20Denmark%20111111111.jpg" border="0" width="500" height="533" /></div> <div></div>Gallery of Cartoon &amp; Caricatures By Ivailo Tsvetkov - Bulgaria2018-09-18T12:06:16+04:30Website Admin<div>Ivailo Tsvetkov - Bulgaria<br />Born in 1964 in Troyan, Bulgaria. Leave and work in Sofia, Bulgaria.First published cartoon in 1982.In 1983 finished Art School-section &ldquo;Ceramica&rdquo; Working as a press cartoonist in daily newspapers &ldquo;Telegraph&rdquo; and &ldquo;Monitor&rdquo; and weekly &ldquo;Politika&rdquo; and&rdquo;Europost&rdquo;-Sofia,Bulgaria.Regular participant in World,s Cartoon Contests and have won about 100 prizes and awards (Grand prix,first,second,third,special prizes and mentions)Four solo exhibitions in Osijek-Croatia, Surgut-Russia, Presov-Slovakia, Kruishoutem-Belgium.Two published cartoon books-1996,2016. Jury member of cartoon contests in Bulgaria,Turkey,Italy, Iran,Ukraine,Germany,Russia,Macedonia,Poland. Member of Union of Bulgarian Artists.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Ivailo%20Tsvetkov%20-%20Bulgaria%20111111.jpg" border="0" /></div>Gallery Of Cartoons By Andrey Klimov - Russia2018-09-18T11:53:54+04:30Website Admin<div>Andrey Klimov - Russia<br />I was born in 1963 V of Zheleznovodsk Russia.With 1990 Cooperating it it was also published in various releases.In 2009 Participant of the international competitions. Twelve awards, prizes and mentions.In 2013 it was condemned in Russia on fabricated charge.Some years I was pursued with violation of the law about the international convention.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Andrey%20Klimov%20-%20Russia%2011111.jpg" border="0" width="500" height="493" /></div>Gallery of cartoons by Filippo Spinelli - Italy2018-09-17T13:34:04+04:30Website Admin<div>Filippo Spinelli - Italy<br />Filippo Spinelli was born in Palermo, graduated in the Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture in Palermo. <br />Now he attends the Urbino Course of Illustration at the Asia of Urbino.<br />Drawing from a child so pencil and sheet are part of me and they are companions of my life.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Filippo%20Spinelli%20-%20Italy%2011111.jpg" border="0" width="400" height="601" /></div>Gallery of character design &amp; Illustrations by Roger Olmos - Spain2018-09-17T13:29:50+04:30Website Admin<div>Roger Olmos - Spain <br />Freelance illustrator.<br />Born in Barcelona in 75, started working as a trainee at the Institut Dexeus as scientific illustrator. <br />4 years later he entered the school of arts and crafts Llotja Avinyo of Barcelona where he specializes in children&rsquo;s illustration and ends his career with honors. <br />Still enrolled, in year 99 is selected in the international Children&rsquo;s book fair in Bologna where he meets her first publisher.<br />From then until now publishes over 50 titles at national and international. <br />Publishers: Edelvives, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Kalandraka, Oqo Editora, Ediciones B, La Galera, Teide, Anaya,Edebe, Planeta, Nube8, Baula, Logos Edizioni, Maria Margherita Bulgarini, Melhoramentos, Bromera, Editions 62, Pirouette and La Fragatina. Also gained experience in Advertising, TV and magazines.<br />Awards:<br />3 times selected in the international children&rsquo;s book fair in Bologna.<br />3 White Raven Award<br />Llibreter Award best-picture book.<br />Lazarillo Award best-picture book.<br />Selected in Ilustrarte, Barreiro, Portugal<br />Selected for the Biennial of Bratislava children Illustration 2011, 2013 and 2014<br />Best Ilustrated Book 2015 "Regalame un beso"<br />Best illustrated book 2016 "La leyenda de Zum".</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Roger%20Olmos%20-%20Spain%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="1280" height="854" /></div> <div></div>Gallery of painting Watercolors by Pablo Ruben Lopez - Spain2018-09-17T12:56:11+04:30Website Admin<div>Pablo Ruben Lopez - Spain <br />Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz is an artist from Grinon, a small town south of Madrid and close to the historic city of Toledo where he has his studio. <br />Pablo has been painting all his life but it is during these last ten years that he has devoted himself completely to art. <br />He learned from several masters in Spain and in recent years has taken courses with well known international watercolors such as Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic. He paints oil, acrylic and watercolor, but watercolor is the technique that is working more in depth lately, since it is the medium that allows him to finish a work less time and obtain a more spontaneous result. <br />In Spain every weekend there are countless outdoor Fast Painting contests and Pablo finds in the watercolor the best way to complete those works in 3 or 4 hours. He likes to paint outdoors, and always carries with him his watercolors ready to paint or sketch anywhere. <br />During 2010 he won two of the most important prizes in Spain, one of them was El Retiro where more than 800 painters participated and won the first prize. <br />Another prize of special relevance was the painting of the Spanish Air Force. <br />Pablo takes great advantage of scenes and landscapes where other people do not see anything to paint, this is part of his art.<br />At the moment it compagina his work like artist with the classes of painting that imparts in the Municipal Schools of Carranque and Ugena (Toledo).</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Pablo%20Ruben%20Lopez%20-%20Spain%2011111.jpg" border="0" width="700" height="700" /></div>Gallery of Illustrations by Robbie Porter - UK2018-09-17T12:45:42+04:30Website Admin<div>Robbie Porter - UK <br />Robbie Porter is a multi award winning Scottish illustrator currently getting lost in London. <br />His work is fun, simple &amp; conceptually driven. <br />He has worked with The New York Times, Virgin, Random House Publishing, New Scientist and Wired to name a few. <br />When he isn&rsquo;t drawing he can be found making lists and reading Calvin &amp; Hobbes.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Robbie%20Porter%20-%20UK%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="983" height="983" /></div> <div></div> <div></div>Gallery of PhotoMontages by William Kass - Brazil2018-09-17T12:03:58+04:30Website Admin<div>William Kass - Brazil <br />William Kass is a photographer from 2013. <br />In his studio / studio, he produces written works based on Still Life. <br />His main work is the series MINIMIZE, among others. Will Will Wish For The Advertising And Visual Arts Market.<br />William Cass from 2013 onwards. <br />Am seu atelier / estyudio, Produz trabalhos authored the base for the photographs of Natureza Morta (Still Life). <br />Scientific Committee of the Master Degree Courses MINIMIZE, outreach dentre. <br />And the photographer transits all the publicity and art of everything.<br />2013 Segundo lugar no Sony World Photography Awards, categoria nacional.<br />2013 Exhibition coletiva na Design Week - Sao Paulo. <br />2015 Exhibition individual na GULFOOD - Dubai.<br />2015 Latin America Fotografia Winners -<br />2015 Entrevista para o portal InspirAd.<br />2015 Entrevista para a emissora RedeTv, programa Melhor pra voce.<br />2016 Exhibition Esporte e Energia - Rio 2016 - ABIMAPI - Casa Brasil - Rio de Janeiro.<br />2017 Exhibition Coletiva - 26 T&iacute;tulos - Casa de Arte, Oficina Galeria - Sao Paulo.<br />2017 Exhibition Coletiva - D.Thomas Fine Miniatures - New York.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/William%20Kass%20-%20Brazil%20%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="700" height="700" /></div> <div></div> <div></div>Gallery of illustrations by James Gurney - USA2018-09-17T11:48:10+04:30Website Admin<div>James Gurney - USA <br />born June 14, 1958 is an artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia, which is presented in the form of a 19th century explorer&rsquo;s journal from an island utopia cohabited by humans and dinosaurs. <br />He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, in the Hudson Valley of New York State.<br />Gurney grew up in Palo Alto, California, the youngest of five children of Joanna and Robert Gurney, a mechanical engineer. <br />Encouraged to tinker in the workshop, he built puppets, gliders, masks, and kites, and taught himself to draw by means of books about the illustrators Howard Pyle and Norman Rockwell.<br />He studied archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a BA in Anthropology with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1979. <br />He then studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California for a couple of semesters. <br />Prompted by a cross country adventure on freight trains, he and Thomas Kinkade coauthored The Artist&rsquo;s Guide to Sketching in 1982. <br />Gurney and Kinkade also worked as painters of background scenes for the animated film Fire and Ice, co produced by Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta.<br />Gurney's freelance illustration career began in the 1980s, during which time he developed his characteristic realistic renderings of fantastic scenes, painted in oil using methods similar to the academic realists and Golden Age illustrators. <br />He painted more than 70 covers for science fiction and fantasy paperback novels, and he created several stamp designs for the US Postal Service, most notably The World of Dinosaurs in 1996.<br />Starting in 1983, he began work on over a dozen assignments for National Geographic Magazine, including reconstructions of the ancient Moche, Kushite, and Etruscan civilizations, and the Jason and Ulysses voyages for Tim Severin.<br />Sequels of Dinotopia that are both written and illustrated by Gurney include Dinotopia: <br />The World Beneath (1995), <br />Dinotopia: First Flight (1999), <br />Journey to Chandara (2007). <br />Original artwork by Gurney from the Dinotopia books has been exhibited at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Royal Tyrrell Museum and is currently on tour to museums throughout the United States and Europe.<br />Most recently, he has written two art instruction books: Imaginative Realism (2009), a book about drawing and painting things that don't exist, and Color and Light: a Guide for the Realist Painter (2010).</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/James%20Gurney%20-%20USA%20%2011111.jpg" border="0" width="700" height="537" /></div> <div></div>Gallery of Paintings by John Cook - USA2018-09-17T11:16:49+04:30Website Admin<div>John Cook - USA<br />Action and energy permeate the canvases of John Cook. <br />There is a spontaneous nature to his paintings that conveys his need to quickly achieve the essence of light as it dances, pierces, careens and bounces to find its way throughout the subject. By drawing with brush rather than pencil, Cook achieves the loose and free style that characterizes his work. Never belabored, each painting reflects his passion to catch a mood with the interplay of light and shade.<br />A recent feature article in Southwest Art Magazine (July &rsquo;08) refer red to his style as showing &ldquo;methodical spontaneity.&rdquo; Cook states, &ldquo;as for my style of painting, sometimes I feel the urgency to attack a canvas and capture the intensity of my emotions without adequate descriptive detail necessary for the image to be recognizable as representational art. <br />Eventually I return to the canvas and bring the vision to some semblance of clarity.&rdquo; As a young adult, John was first exposed to the works of Nicholai Fechin, whose impact and influence continues today. Other influences include John Singer Sargent&rsquo;s direct, fluid strokes, which inspired the spontaneous dashes of paint that give John&rsquo;s works their<br />dramatic surfaces and energetic compositions, Henry Fatin Latour&rsquo;s still life and floral paintings, which bring strong influences for color, texture, and composition, and F rank Brangwyn and Winslow Homer&rsquo;s watercolors. <br />Today John incorporates similar elements into his work and refuses to limit himself in subject matter.<br />F rom still life to portraits and landscapes, architecture, and his native-Texas western imagery, nothing is too small or too large for John to attempt as is demonstrated in his diverse range of subject matter. <br />T rips to London, Paris, Bruges, Venice, Rome, Florence, Portofino, St. Marguerite, San F rancisco and New York have inspired many of Cook&rsquo;s paintings and three one-man exhibitions at Dallas&rsquo; Victorian Gallery, several showings at Whistle Pik Gallery in F rederickburg, Texas, The Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Tubac, Arizona, as well as Galerie Amsterdam in Carmel, California. Recently in 2009, Cook&rsquo;s eighth annual one-man show was held at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas. In November of<br />the same year John joined the Shaw Gallery in Naples F lorida. John&rsquo;s work has also shown at London&rsquo;s prestigious W.H. Patterson Gallery, with members of Parliament attending.<br />John was born in Dallas, Texas and attended school at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Art Center School in Los Angeles, where he received a Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree. <br />He mar ried his loving and supportive wife, Jean, in 1970 and has two children, Josh and Jade. John is also a proud &ldquo;Papa&rdquo; of three grandchildren, Asher, Shiloh and Avery. <br />A deeply spiritual and devoted family man, Cook insists, &ldquo;Painting is<br />not the most important thing, but I consider the ability to pursue painting for a living truly a special gift and blessing from God. <br />I regard Jesus, God&rsquo;s Son, the most important being in my life!.<br /> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></p> <p><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/John%20Cook%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="500" height="776" /></p> </div>Gallery of Caricatures by Pablo Lobato - Argentina2018-09-16T12:49:31+04:30Website Admin<div>Pablo Lobato - Argentina<br />Pablo Lobato, known simply as Pablo, began his career as a graphic designer after studying design at the National University of La Plata in Argentina. <br />After university, for the first five years of his career, he created editorial design for magazines. Pablo discovered graphic design wasn&rsquo;t his passion. <br />What he is passionate about is illustration.<br />Born in Trelew, Patagonia, Argentina, the 47-year-old illustrator chose to draw superheroes and medieval knights instead of playing soccer with his friends when he was young. <br />At the age of twelve, Pablo drew a portrait of the coach of the national soccer team in Argentina, Cesar Luis Menotti. The response to his drawing was overwhelming. Pablo discovered his true love: portraits.<br />Since the day he first began working as an illustrator, Pablo has never looked back. He met Anna Goodson of Anna Goodson Illustration Agency and his illustration career took off. <br />Today, Pablo is a well-recognized name in Buenos Aires, Argentina and some might say around the world. <br />He&rsquo;s created portraits of music superstars: Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Prince, Kanye West, Iggy Pop and many others. <br />His portraits have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Time, Wired, Billboard magazine, the Village Voice, The New York Times, Forbes, Texas Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and Entertainment Weekly. <br />Pablo&rsquo;s bold and colorful portraits capture his subjects with verve and a vitality that keeps his fans wanting more. <br />Whether Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for The New Yorker, Alec Baldwin and Steve Harvey for the Village Voice, or Kobe Bryant and Lebron James for Nike, Pablo is front-page news.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Pablo%20Lobato%20-%20Argentina%201111.jpg" border="0" width="1200" height="900" /></div>Gallery of Drawings By Julian Rentzsch - Germany2018-09-16T12:06:57+04:30Website Admin<p>Julian Rentzsch - Germany<br />Im an illustrator and designer based in Hamburg, Germany. I work for brands, publications and people. Please feel free to contact me for commissions, projects or just to say hello.<br />Selected clients:<br />A24 films, Allianz, Autostadt, Arte, Berliner Philharmoniker, Byte FM, BMW, Cazal, Cicero, Die Zeit, GEO, Grundig, Handelsblatt, Jacobs Foundation, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Netflix, Siemens, Sixt, Der Spiegel, Sportfive, Stern, Treuco, Union Invest, Volkswagen.<br />Axel Springer, BBDO, BLT Communications, Branders, Cornelsen, Darewin, Expolab, Grafe&amp;Unzer, Grabarz&amp;Partner, Gruner&amp;Jahr, Hoffmann&amp;Campe, Jung von Matt, Kircher Burkhardt, Metaleap Creative, Peter Schmidt Group, Mutabor, Strichpunkt Design.<br />Events:<br />Exhibition Alcine Film Festival Madrid/Spain<br />Press &amp; publications:<br />Hamburgs Kreative yearbook 2015<br />Hahnemuhle paper-manufactory interview 2015<br />Fubiz Media features 2015<br />Nook Names interview 2014<br />Frei5til book feature 2014<br />Novum magazine interview 2012<br />Rotring Ambassador by Mutabor 2011<br />Designerreisen&ldquo; calendar by Eiga 2009<br />Designersch&auml;tze&ldquo; calendar by Eiga 2008.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></p> <p><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Julian%20Rentzsch%20-%20Germany%2011111.jpg" border="0" width="700" height="577" /></p>Gallery of Caricatures by Rodney Pike - USA2018-09-16T10:49:57+04:30Website Admin<div>Rodney Pike - USA<br />I'm from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, now living nearer New Orleans.I am a Humorous Illustrator.I have a lifetime of experience in Fine Art and Graphic Design and Digital Illustration. I offer Photo Manipulated Illustrations of all sorts but I specialize in Photo Manipulated Caricature Illustration, Humorous Illustration and Political Satire, perfect for magazines, books, etc.My clients include companies such as FHM Magazine, Tennis Magazine, Toronto Life Magazine, Bauer Media, Miller Publishing Group, The Village Voice, New Coat Productions and Catchphrase Entertainment. I am a member of the ISCA and NAPP.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Rodney%20Pike%20-%20USA%201111.jpg" border="0" width="480" height="480" /></div>Gallery of character design &amp; Illustrations By Gediminas Pranckevicius - Lithuania2018-09-16T10:38:47+04:30Website Admin<div>Gediminas Pranckevicius - Lithuania<br />I am a freelance creative illustrator, working and living in Vilnius, Lithuania.<br />My work involves picture book illustration, music album cover illustration, character design, illustration for advertising and so on.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Gediminas%20Pranckevicius%20-%20Lithuania%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="600" height="600" /></div> <div></div>Gallery of Paitings by Nicolas Uribe - Colombia2018-09-16T10:20:42+04:30Website Admin<div>Nicolas Uribe - Colombia<br /> Nicolas Uribe is a painter born in Madison, WI, currently based in Bogots, Colombia. He graduated with Honors as an Illustration Major from School of Visual Arts in NY. Nicolas has had numerous solo exhibitions both in the US and South America, and has exhibited his work in Mexico, Spain, Egypt, among other countries.&nbsp;<br /> He splits his time between preparing works for upcoming projects and teaching Life Drawing and Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota.&nbsp;<br /> Nicolas is also part of the team at Blank Atelier in Bogota, where he teaches workshops privately.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Nicolas%20Uribe%20-%20Colombia%201111.jpg" border="0" width="600" height="600" /></div>Gallery of illustrations by Teemu Juhani 2018-09-16T10:13:35+04:30Website Admin<p data-content-guid="u6817-4_content">TEEMU JUHANI&nbsp;(born 1987) equals Finnish illustrator, comic artist and graphic designer. Born and raised in a land of snow and northern lights, he grew up reading comics, holding pencil in his hand and dreaming of superhuman powers. Teemu has studied graphic design and illustration at Karelia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and Academie Minerva in the Netherlands. Currently he's working as a freelance illustrator and designer&nbsp; &ndash;&nbsp; and most likely eating some cookies.</p> <p data-content-guid="u6817-5_content">&nbsp;<img src="/static/media/uploads/shojai/13644897.jpg" border="0" width="700" height="482" /></p> <p data-content-guid="u6817-5_content">Teemu is represented by&nbsp;The Bright Agency&nbsp;(excluding Finland).</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></p>Gallery of cartoon by Ronald Searle-Part 22018-09-16T09:21:48+04:30Website Admin<div>Gallery of cartoon by Ronald Searle-Part 2</div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div>Gallery of caricature by Mike Caplanis-part22018-09-15T19:29:41+04:30Website Admin<div> <p>My career has taken me many places professionally and into many diverse and challenging situations. &nbsp;My answer to these challenges has always been to represent ideas visually (the words invariably follow). &nbsp;I think visually and the progress of an idea forms first as a kind of storyboard in my head. Where many see a flowchart, I see cartoon panels. &nbsp;Needless to say, this infuses a lot of what I turn out with humor. &nbsp;"If you can make your point with humor, and it's appropriate tonally and strategically to what you want to express, why do anything else? &nbsp;Mike has a unique ability to do this." &nbsp;That comes from Norman Goldberg, Chairman of Goldberg/Marchesano Advertising, a shop that was for me, advertising boot camp. The agency offered me the opportunity to pitch (and win) the IKEA account, establishing the Swedish retailer's foothold in America. &nbsp;My other responsibilities included Trak Auto, The Greater Washington Board of Trade, Vanity Fair Corporation and many others. &nbsp;G/M was a dusk to dawn shop and people who wanted to move up adopted the nocturnal habits of the principals. &nbsp;In the late hours, new business pitches were developed, a chronic activity at Goldberg Marchesano.&nbsp;Who needs sleep?</p> <p><img src="/static/media/uploads/shojai/download.jpg" border="0" width="752" height="589" /></p> <p>From there I joined the "Boutique Revolution" going to work for MF&amp;A Advertising, a physically small shop with big intentions and at the tender age of 35, I became a creative director. &nbsp;In short order, we were winning new accounts and awards:&nbsp;Smithkline Beecham, Fresh Fields (now Whole Foods) World Classics Cola and Cookies, Hawthorne Suites and a host of other clients in the banking, healthcare, hospitality and communications industry. &nbsp;At Abramson Associates, I oversaw the merger of that DC agency with another - Ehrlich Manes, which brought together under one roof Geico Insurance, Paramount Pictures, Fokker Aircraft and Children's Hospital. With Prospect Associates (American Institutes for Research) I got to use my skills in an entirely different area of effort - advocacy and awareness. Prospect fought the good fight for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State of Maryland Anti-Tobacco Initiative, and The Bethesda Naval Medical Center. &nbsp;</p> <p>As a founding member of LMO Advertising I helped young men and women decide how to begin their adult lives by offering the choice of military service in The Army National Guard, The Air National Guard and The Coast Guard. &nbsp;That work is continually rewarded by these three branches of our uniformed services in the most meaningful way: they all continue to choose LMO when contracts are renewed and have done so since 1995.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;I'm glad for the many associations I've had and virtually all of them are intact. &nbsp;I still work with just about everyone. &nbsp;I call them, they call me - it's because of one belief best illustrated in the movie The Godfather. &nbsp;That film is loaded with great lessons and the central lesson is that Michael Corleone was wrong when he said to his brother, "it's not personal Sonny, it's just business."</p> <p><em>All&nbsp;</em>business is personal. &nbsp;I've never had a good business relationship - client or colleague - that wasn't based first in real warmth and respect, and that's where friendship grows. &nbsp;In the context of that, a freer flow of ideas take place and things get done. &nbsp;I can't think of an exception.</p> </div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div>Gallery of Paitings By Isabella Morawetz - Australian2018-09-15T14:30:33+04:30Website Admin<div>Gallery of Paitings By&nbsp; Isabella Morawetz - Australian</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div>Gallery of Cartoon &amp; Carticatures By Nigel Buchanan - USA2018-09-15T13:57:57+04:30Website Admin<div>Nigel Buchanan - USA<br />Nigel&rsquo;s illustrations have been featured in Communication Arts illustration annuals, 3x3 illustration Annuals and Leurzer&rsquo;s Archive. <br />He has won two silver medals from the New York Society of Illustrators, and has been profiled in 3x3 magazine. <br />Clients include The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Fortune 500, Golf Digest, The New York Times, Money Week Paris, Der Spiegel, TIME magazine, Universal Pictures,The Radio Times, Australia Post, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Pentagram, American Lawyer, Financial Times London and The Economist.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Nigel%20Buchanan%20-%20Australia%2011111.jpg" border="0" width="550" height="635" /></div>Gallery of illustrations By Julian De Narvaez - Colombia2018-09-15T13:06:57+04:30Website Admin<div>Julian De Narvaez - Colombia<br />I&acute;m an illustrator from Bogota Colombia, South America.<br />In 2001 after earning a degree in Graphic Design from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia I started a new chapter in life as an illustrator. <br />With patience, perseverance, and inexhaustible dedication to my craft,I developed my own visual language, which I see as a bridge between traditional illustration and contemporary graphics.<br />I also attended a web development program at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in 2004, and between 2009 and 2010 I attended a program specializing in media and technologies for artistic production at the National Art Institute IUNA in Buenos Aires Argentina , in 2012 I studied intaglio and printing techniques in the Lower East Side Print Shop, New York.<br />Among other recognitions is the first National Exhibition of illustrations by the Colombian Chamber of Books in 2008 and an honorable mention / Latino Book Awards 2012 - BookExpo America, EE.UU.<br />I have been very lucky in my career to have worked over 11 years , with clients from all over the world that have trusted me to craft custom visual solutions for their projects and bring life to their ideas. <br />My philosophy when approaching a challenge is that no matter what the project, there is always room to give it a unique character.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Julian%20De%20Narvaez%20-%20Colombia%2011111.jpg" border="0" width="1000" height="667" /></div>Gallery of Cartoons by John Holcroft - UK2018-09-15T12:25:31+04:30Website Admin<div>John Holcroft - UK<br />John Holcroft conceptual illustrator has been around since 1996 and has worked in a variety of mediums and styles over the years. In 2001 he started working digitally but it wasn&rsquo;t until 2010 he created his current &lsquo;screen print&rsquo; style.John&rsquo;s past clients worldwide including: BBC, Reader&rsquo;s Digest, Financial Times, Walker books, The Guardian, The Economist, Haymarket, conde nast, TES and Experian, Informa Plc, New York Times, Honda, Wall Street Journal and many more.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery&nbsp;</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/John%20Holcroft%20-%20UK%20(1)%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="529" height="565" /></div>Gallery of illustrations by Jeremy Polonen - UK2018-09-15T10:59:41+04:30Website Admin<div>Jeremy Polonen - UK<br />Jeremy Polonen<br />Gallery of illustration by Jeremy Polonen<br />Freelance Illustrator <br />IPad Pro + Procreate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></p> <p><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Jeremy%20Polonen111111.jpg" border="0" width="500" height="510" /></p>Gallery of illustrations by Pascal Campion - USA2018-09-15T10:27:14+04:30Website Admin<div>Pascal Campion - USA<br />Born in River Edge, New Jersey, Pascal began his art career at a very young age of seven when his older brother Sean, gave him the task of &ldquo;copying&rdquo; comic books covers in exchange for Pascal to read the comics! At the age of three, his family relocated back to the south of France, where he spent hours sketching and drawing both comics and the beautiful landscapes of Provence. <br />In 1998 Pascal began his studying narrative illustration at Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, in France. <br />His formal training emphasized storytelling through art, and also happened to be the last class that was taught without computers. <br />A year-long study abroad in Boston at Tom Snyder Productions cemented Pascal&rsquo;s goals and determined the US as the place to establish his professional artist career. After graduating in 2000 from the Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg with a diploma in Narrative Illustration, Pascal&rsquo;s brother Sean built him a new tool: a computer. <br />It was the beginning of a new form of art for Pascal and a digital artist was born.<br />In 2005 Pascal moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to be a Senior Visual Artist for Leapfrog where he was responsible for the creation of many Leapfrog characters, storylines and game development for LeapFrog and its partners.<br />As a freelance artist since 2007 Pascal has worn many hats in the art world; from conceptual design to visual development for feature films and television; to creating commercial animation for clients such as Chevron and Disney; as well participating in DeepGreen movie. <br />Today, his current list of clients includes: Dreamworks Animation, Paramount Pictures, Disney Feature, Disney Toons, Bent Image Labs, Cartoon Network, Hulu, They Might Be Giants, Insignia Worldwide, BRC Animation Arts and PBS. He is represented by Shannon Associates in the field of publishing.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div> <div></div> <div><img src="/static/media/uploads/Banafsheh%201/Pascal%20Campion%20111111.jpg" border="0" width="497" height="373" /></div>Gallery of cartoons by Omar Turcios-Colombia2018-09-14T19:42:39+04:30Website Admin<p>Omar Atbetto Figueroa Turcios was born on 24th September 1968 in Corozai,&nbsp;Colombia.<br /> in 1978 his family moved to Barranquiila, where he graduated at El Colegio&nbsp;San Judas Tadeos In devetoping of his talent helped him also La Academia de Marcel&nbsp;Lombana in Barranquilla. <br />He published his first cartoons in newspaper El Heraldo and in&nbsp;Diario del Caribe. In 1990 Turcios moved to Bogota and published his cartoons in many&nbsp;periodicats (El Tiempo, El Espectador, El Nuevo Siglo, Semana, Acento, Cambio 15,Cromos and Walt Stress). He studied also at the National School of Cartoons.</p> <p><img src="/static/media/uploads/shojai/28581-fotografia-g.jpg" border="0" width="500" height="483" /></p> <p><br />In 1990 he got his first award at the International Competition Cafam in Bogota. <br />Since then Turcios participated at numerous cartoon competitions and reached about 70 major awards in&nbsp;many countries (Spain, Cuba, USA, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Mexico, China, Greece, etc).<br />Let us mention some of them: Gold Medal &mdash; Ancona, ltaty, 1995, 1st Prize &mdash; Tehran, Iran&nbsp;2003, 1st Prize &mdash; Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2006, 1st Prize &mdash; Patio, Brazit 2009, tst Prize &mdash; Boston, USA 2010, Gotd Medal, China 2012. Personally, however! <br />he appreciates most&nbsp;personal awards which he received: title "The Famous Son&rdquo; of his hometown Corozat and&nbsp;the song "El Caricaturista&rdquo;, dedicated to his life and work composed for the Chanclet&nbsp;Studic in Barranquilla. in 1998, Turcios traveied to Spain, where he received offers to work&nbsp;for Spanish periodicals. He settled in Alcaia de Henares, where he lives and works till&nbsp;these days. Worked for El Mundo, La Razon, Dian'o de Aicala, El Economista and Punta&nbsp;Media. He was awarded the title "Honorary Professor of Humour" at the University of&nbsp;Alcaie de Henares. He published his book &ldquo;En un tugar de la Manche&rdquo;. Artworks of Omar&nbsp;Turcios have been exhibited in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in many&nbsp;countries of the world.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></p>Gallery of caricature by Sebastian Cast-Argentina2018-09-14T19:05:05+04:30Website Admin<div> <p>He was born on January 29, 1973 in the city of Buenos Aires, capital of the Argentina Republic. There he studied at the Manuel Belgrano Fine Arts Schools and the Beato Angelico Institute. He continued his training in the Studio of the plastic artist Claudio Piedras (Ex Grupo Espartaco), dedicating himself fundamentally to the study of the living model. And caricature with the caricaturist ,cartoonist Hermenegildo Sabat. Over the years, he held numerous art exhibitions, both individual and collective. He belonged to the ALFA artistic group. Between the years 1993 to 2010 he dedicated himself to the realization of street cartoons in; the city of Mar del Plata in the summer seasons. He also did it in several provinces of the country such as Santa Fe and San Luis. And in other countries such as Spain (in Lloret de Mar, Barcelona) -Some works: Illustrations and cartoons for bands like: O'Connor, Beto Vazquez INFINITY, Heavy Roll, Papa rock, VEGA, FRON THE FIRE, Dan Swano, Omnium Gatherum , Stam1na among others. - caricatures for the magazine "our voice" from the Atilra group (Argentina cover illustration for the magazine "Dinamita" (USA) -realization of characters for the company "Entertaiment Puppets Production (Spain) cover illustration of the book dedicated to the biography of the actor Danny Kaye. <br />In the year 2013 his book is published: The art of Sebastian Cast (editorial Mad Artist Publishing) Canada And 2015 The art by Sebastian Cast II (editorial cartoon ark - Greece) Participates in the publication of the books: Bond 50 years in caricature and tribute to Robin Williams. (Mad Artist Publishing Publishing House) 2014. In 2017 The art of Sebastian Cast III (editorial cartoon ark - Greece) Different exhibitions in: Argentina - Mexico - Poland - Brazil - Iran - Croatia - Awards: 2nd prize - national drawing contest 2014/15 - City Bank Foundation - Argentina 1st prize - International Salon of Amazonia-Brazil 2015 Special Mention 3rd MIKS 2017. 1st Prize of the x international cartoon contest 2017 -review "Nosorog". Since 1993 with his own company "CaricaturasCast", which has a group of several cartoonists, performs live cartoons for parties and events. Several years ago and with the great tool that is Internet, it carries out commissions for private clients and companies throughout the world such as: Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Colombia, Spain, the United States, Costa Rica - Russia, England, Belgium and France. Dedicated to the teaching of caricature through traditional techniques and digital art, he tries to transmit his experience mainly from his years of fine arts, thus enriching the art of caricature.</p> </div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Gallery</a></div>