Alizadeh Javad

Ardebil, Iran



Born 9 January 1953 is an Iranian professional cartoonist best known for his caricatures of politicians, comic actors, footballers, and for his scientific philosophical column (including cartoons, caricatures and satire) titled 4D Humor, which has won awards from Italy, China and Japan. An active artist since 1970, his works have been published in international publications. He is the founder of the leading monthly cartoon magazine Humor & Caricature and is its founding and current publisher and editor-in-chief. Alizadeh was born on 9 January 1953 in Ardebil, northwestern Iran, and graduated BA in English translation. Influence by his university degree, he considers writing and drawing cartoons as a tool that can translate sufferings, hardships and the mysteries of life into humorous language.
In 1990 he founded his monthly cartoon magazine Tanz-O-Caricature (Humor & Caricature) and since then he has been the editor and publisher of this independent and private publication. This humorous magazine publishes both pictorial and written humor about various subjects such as politics, sports, cinema, music and philosophy. According to the official website of the magazine, the purpose of the publication is “to promote peace, laughter, tolerance, moderation and multidimensional and multilateral insight in Iranian society”.
Alizadeh has also attended numerous cartoon conferences in Japan, Malta, Turkey, Bulgaria, Finland, and has served on the jury at cartoon festivals in Skopje (1986), Anglet (France, 1991), Dubai (2002), Izmir (2008) and the Tehran Cartoon Biennial in 1993, 1995, 1997 and 2005. He has experimented with different styles and genres of humor such as editorial, gags, portrait caricatures and black caricatures, black humor, comic strips, sport humor, surrealistic and philosophical humor, and his works have been published in many leading foreign presses and publications in the 1980s and 1990s by C & W syndicate, including Who’s Who in Satire and Humor, Nebelspalter, Chicago tribune, Courrier International, Graphis annual, Osten, Mondial.
A former staff writer and editor of the Witty World cartoon magazine, Alizadeh is a member of the international Cartoonists & Writers Syndicate. He also holds membership of the Good Humor Party, a humorous party in Poland.

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