Druzhinin Valentin

Moscow, Russia



Born February 23, 1951 in the village of Kyzyl-Su, Krasnovodskaya region. Turkmenistan.
His first cartoon was published in the Tokmak republican humorous magazine in 1965 when he was just 14.

Since 1972 he lived in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. He worked as an artist in a cinema and on television in Krasnovodsk and Zaporozhye. Worked in the Komsomolets Zaporozhye newspaper from 1975 to 2002.

He was a chairman of the Carousel cartoonist club from 1983 to 1997.
In 2002, he moved to Moscow for work in the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
His works were published in the central press of Russia, as well as in China, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Yugoslavia.
Since 1987 he is a participant of a numerous international and national competitions and exhibitions of cartoons.
A laureate of more than 130 international and domestic cartoon contests. He published over 4000 cartoons.

Published materials: 6 collections of cartoons, book illustrations, commercials.
Personal exhibitions: Seattle, USA – 1988.
Zaporozhye, Ukraine – 1988, 1991, 1996, 2001
Kragujevac, Yugoslavia – 1989, 1993
Legnica, Poland – 2001
Ankara, Turkey – 1995.
Moscow, Russia – 2006
Member of Union of Journalists of the USSR.

Member of the USSR Union of Artists.
Honored Artist of Ukraine.
The artist of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, Moscow.

The main prizes:
1987 – the Grand Prix of Kaliningrad
Gold Medal of Kragujevac, Yugoslavia
1988 – Silver plate, Ancona, Italy
Small prize “Angel”, Beringen, Belgium
1990 – Silver Pendant, Ancona, Italy
1991 – Absolute prize, Edinburgh, England
1993 – Special Prize, Foligno, Italy
Prize of the Association of Artists, Istanbul, Turkey
1994 – Grand Prix, Krasnodar
1995 – Grand Prix, Marostica, Italy
1 prize, Piracicaba, Brazil
3 prize, Beringen, Belgium
Bronze medal, Kragujevac, Yugoslavia
Maly Ostap Award, St. Petersburg
1996 – Silver medal, Vercelli, Italy
Golden helmet, Krusevac, Yugoslavia
Bronze medal, Seoul, Korea
1997 – Grand Prix, Seoul, Korea
2 prize, Varaždin, Croatia
Silver medal, Fano, Italy
1998 – 2 prize, Belovar, Croatia
1999 – Prize 2 Internet, 2 prize, Piracicaba, Brazil
Grand Prix, Taiwan, China
2 prize, Paralelny World, Moscow
2000 – Grand Prix, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Gold medal, Vercelli, Italy
2001 – Silver Prize, Seoul (Korea)
2002 – 1 Gold Helmet Award, Krusevac, Serbia
Grand Prix of Poltava, Ukraine
1 prize, Belovar, Croatia
2003 – The prize of success Ankara, Turkey
2004 – Gold Medal, Seoul, Korea
Gold Medal, China 2nd LM
2nd prize, Taiwan, China
2005 – 1st prize, Porto, Portugal
Silver prize, 111 web festival, China
3rd prize, 1 Petfestivals, China
3rd prize, Satyricon, Poland
2006 – 1-prize. Ekatirininburgh, Russia
2nd prize of Sintra, Portugal
2nd prize of Bursa, Turkey
Gold Prize 1VGooglm, China
Bronze Prize, Daijon, Korea
2007 – Gold Prize, 5 LM, China

BEC, 2017

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