Basol Erdogan

Istanbul, Turkey


He was born in İstanbul in 1936. His first cartoon appeared in the Karakedilocal magazine (Blackcat) and Hafta (Week) in 1952. Since then his cartoons have been published in local and foreign press.
He took part wıth his four friends in a forming group called United Cartoonist in 1975.
He also participated in two private exhibitions with the group in 1975 and 1978. One of his cartoons were selected for the permanent exhibition by the cartoon museums in Tolentino, Italy, Warsaw, Poland and Gabrovo, Bulgaria. He also participated in a private exhibitions in Poland, Croatia and Turkey. Two albums with the collection of his cartoons (Karmakarışık and Kelamsız) were published in 1984 and 2001.
His cartoons on political issues were published in daily newspapers like Akşam-Güneş-Cumhuriyet-Barometre and Global. He was elected as a jury member for the Contest of Nasrettin Hodja held in 1975, 1997 and 1999. He was elected for one year as a chairman for the Association of Turkısh cartoonists in 1995.
He’s married and have two children.

He won various prizes in different categories in the following International cartoon contest:

  • -Marostıca-Tolentino
  • -Vercelli and Fano [İTALY]
  • -Teajon [KOREA]
  • -Harbour[AUSTRALİA]
  • -Gabrovo[BULGARIA]
  • -Taipei[TAİWAN]
  • -Haifa[ISRAEL]
  • -Piracıcaba [BRASIL ]
  • -Sokobanja [YUGOSLAVIA]
  • -Porto Alegre [ BRASIL ]
  • -Chaine[CHİNESE]
  • -Tehran [ İRAN ]
  • -Carlsbad[U.S.A.]
  • -Seoul [ KOREA ]
  • -Gabrovo[BULGARIA]
  • -Taipei[TAİWAN]
  • -Hyderabad [ INDIA ]
  • -Sofia [ BULGARIA ]
  • -Shanghai[CHİNESE]
  • -Syria [ SYRİA ]

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