Javad Alizadeh - Iran
born in 1953 in Ardebil ( Azerbaijan of Iran)
Earned a B.A in English Translation
A self taught cartoonist who has been drawing cartoon since 1970
Founder editor and publisher of the Iranian oldest independent and private monthly cartoon
Magazine: Tanz O Caricature (Humour & Caricature) since 1990
His cartoons have been published in international newspapers and
magazines via C & W Syndicate in 80s and 90s
Member of the international cartoonists and writers syndicate and the Previous member of the staff of editors of the witty world cartoon publication.
He has worked in various genres within cartooning, such as: Editorial, gag, Portrait caricatures and black caricatures, black humour , comic strips, sports, surrealistic , philosophical , and the unique 4-D humor (cosmic comics and relativistic humour and joking on Einstein)
3 national prizes and 30 international prizes in the countries:
France, Italy, Japan, korea,Turkey, China, US, Ukraine etc...
Among them: First Prize in Caricature at the Anglet Festival ( France1990) Three Tolentino prizes( 91/93/95/ Italy) and a silver
Date prize of Bordigherea 1996 (Italy)
Ankara first prize 2007
UN cartoons citation awards in 2011 and 2016,
Aydon dogan 2012(Turkey) first prize ( with the partnership of Dogan Arslan)
jury member of different national and international cartoon festivals including :
Skopje (Macedonia) Cartoon Festival in 1986 and 2014, Anglet (France)in 1991, Dubai(Emirates) in 2002,
Izmir (Turkey) cartoon festival 2009, jury member at other local cartoon festivals and jury of the Tanz-o- caricature magazine’s yearly cartoon competitions.
My most important prizes:
1- First prize of Anglet ( France) caricature prize in 1991 that I participated there for the first time and I won the first cash prize and the Chevalier of cartoon title and was invited France for one week stay. Could be anything better than this?
2-Silver date prize of Bordigehra( Italy) cartoon festival in 1996 that was a very prestigous prize. Despite that I travelled Italy to receive my prize in person, due to financial problems of the organizers, I could not succeed to get my prize there , but it was recorded in my resume.
3- First prize of Ankara cartoon festival with the theme of "child" that I won the only cash prize of this festival,($ 2000) plus a week stay in Ankara. I enjoyed a lot , cause I sent there a cartoon opposite to the common and regular works at the festival. I did not draw a funny, comic and laughable cartoon to make the children laugh artificially,I drew a bitter cartoon about a divorce child to warn the families to avoid the divorce if they can, and also to feel sympathy with the divorce children.
4- UN cartoons citation prize in 2011 and 2017 by Un association of journalists.
5-Aydin Dogan first prize with the partnership of Turkish cartoonist Dogan Arslan in 2012, however we first thought the sum of the cash prize will be divided between 2 of us, but Aydin dogan foundation decided to pay two separate 8000 dollars for each winner cartoonists in a generous attitude..