Touka Neyestani, (born 1960 in Shahrood, Iran) is an Iranian political cartoonist who lives in Toronto, Canada.
He is the brother of Mana Neyestani, who is also a cartoonist.
Neyestani collaborates with more than 40 newspapers in Iran, he also does cartooning for “Nebel Spalter”, a weekly printed in Switzerland. He has participated in several international cartoon exhibitions taking place in Japan, Belgium, Turkey, Iran, and Italy.
He is the winner of several prizes from International cartoon exhibitions:
– The Fifth Yomiuri Shimbun Cartoon Contest
– Excellence Prize – 1984
– 11th Simavi International Cartoon Competition
– Honorable Mention – 1993.
– First International Cartoon Competition, “Iran”: “Man and Nature”
– Honorable Mention – 1997.
– Sbadiglio Umoristico
– Honorable Mention – 1998.