Ozer Atila

Turkey

Cartoonist

Atila Ozer was born in Burdur (Turkey) in 1949. He graduated from State Engineering and Architecture Academy as a Construction Engineer. 7 years later he ended his career as a construction engineer. He completed his master’s degree in Communication Arts and his PhD in Graphical Design.
In 1979 he started his academic career at the Anadolu University in Eskisehir. He teaches the course “Graphics and Cartoon Art.” In 2002 he founded the Anadolu University Research Center for Cartoon Art and in 2004 the Museum of Cartoon Art. He published numerous articles and books on cartoons as “Advertising and Cartoon Art”, “Cartoons as a Language of Communication”, “Theoretical and Practical Cartoon”…
Besides professor at the university he is also a world-famous cartoonist. Turkey is a country of cartoonists, and Atila is certainly top of it. His first cartoon was published in 1973 in “Bonbon”, the humor magazine of the national newspaper Hurriyet.
He won dozens of awards in cartoon competitions in Japan, China, Korea, Iran, Syria, Cyprus, Germany, Bulgaria … His cartoons were published in domestic and foreign newspapers and magazines. He makes also cartoons for educational TV programs. He had personal exhibitions in Turkey, Austria and Germany.

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