- Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:13:12 +0330
Born in 1966 in Tehran
Received a B.A. in industrial design from faculty of fine arts Of Tehran University.
After 1979, a second generation of Iranian cartoonists had more opportunities to develop, not in terms of expressing their ideas, but by having the chance to learn about new techniques and methods. Kassni the first official cartoonist club or group, was set up in 1989 by graduate students from various faculties of Tehran University: industrial design, painting and graphic design. One thing we all had in common was the desire to hold a cartoon exhibition for the first time ever in Iran.
Our first exhibition was held in 1990. The Kassni exhibition also led eventually to the institution of the International Cartoon Biennial in Tehran (first held in 1993), the most famous in this field.
My career also took off. I held a few solo and group exhibitions on social themes, which brought jobs on newspapers and magazines and later led to work as an illustrator for children’s books. I also designed cartoon characters used in advertising various products. My work won some awards from abroad. Keyhan Caricature the first Iranian magazine specializing in cartoons and caricatures was launched and our group helped set up the Tehran Cartoon House – a teaching centre and meeting place for artists.