Slawomir Luczynski - Poland
Slawomir Luczynski (born 9.11.1953 in Pabianice, Poland) – a cartoonist, member of the Association of the Polish Cartoonists (SPAK, Warszawa from 1989), where he was a Member of the Board between 1999 and 2005.
His cartoons have won him 62 awards in different international competitions and 47 awards in national competitions. For his artistic accomplishments SPAK honoured him twice with the Little Eric (in 1998 and in 2000) and once with the Great Eric (in 2002).
In 2001 the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage awarded him the badge for meritorious service for the culture.
Luczynski’s cartoons can be found in many different publications, among others: Karykaturzyści polscy (The Polish Cartoonists), Polska karykatura (The Polish Cartoon), Panorama literatury polskiej XX wieku (The Directory of the Polish Literature in the 20th Century), Śmiech na trudne czasy (Laughter for hard times), Satyra-konspira (Conpiratorial Satire), Wyciąg ze zsypu (Essence of junk), and in author’s books: Uwaga! Świeżo przemalowany (Caution! Wet Re-painted), Będę szczery (I’ll be Frank), Zwykłe zadupie (Jerkwatertown/ hole), Różowa seria (Pink Series), Dziesięć przykazań (Ten Commandments), Rysunki na poziomie (Drawings at a Horizontal Level), Misz-masz (This and That).
He published in Polish magazines: Szpilki (Pins), Karuzela (Carousel), Nie (No), Wprost (Straight), Przegląd Tygodniowy (Weekly Review), Dobry Humor (Good Humour).
He has presented his works at over 121 individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad, and at 376 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
The biggest collection of his works can be found in the Museum of the Contemporary History in Paris.
Luczynski lives and works in Pabianice.
He is a graphic designer in a newspaper.
He co-operates with every magazine in Poland.
He is also interested of photography.
Luczyński is the first Polish cartoonist who has won 100 awards in different cartoon competitions.