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Hicabi Demirci was born in 1968 in Samsun, Turkey. He graduated from the Faculty of literature of Ankara University in 1992. While studying at the university, he drew cartoons and animation in an animation studio. Demirci has also been a screenwriter of several animations. In 1998, he was a screenwriter and director of an animation “Island on the Horizon”. The film was screened at the Nuremberg the Ankara Film Festivals. In 2000, Demirci designed a poster for the Istanbul International Short Film Festival. He has created artworks such as painting and animation for various advertising agencies. Demirci has also designed many book covers, and participated in various international cartoon competitions and has received more than 45 awards. Demirci received the Younes Nadi Cartoon Award in 2013 in caricature section, and another time received 71th Younes Nadi Cartoon Award for "Hukuk Firarda" film. He also received the honorable mention in the 33rd Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Contest (2016). He has released two cartoon albums Şeytantırnağı / Hangnail (2005) and Hico Karikatürler / Hico Cartoons (2010). Demirci is currently working in Istanbul.
Demirci also designed the poster for Istanbul International Short Film Festival in 2000. For some agencies operating in the advertisement sector, he provided artwork such as drawing illustrations, planning animations by means of storyboards etc. Today his works include book, magazine and journal covers, yielding successful results in the field of graphic arts. He has been given awards in various national and international cartoon competitions. He published 2 personnel cartoon albums; the first one “Seytantirnagi” (Hangnail) in 2005; and the later one “Hico Karikaturler” (Hico Cartoons) in 2010.