Ozkan Tayyar

Ankara, Turkey

Born in Anatolia in 1962. He painted his first cartoon in local political newspapers in 1978. His creation CAVEMAN appeared in HEAVY METAL in 1993. In 1997 CAVEMAN stories are collected as a graphic novel by NBM. His collaboration with writers Joel Rose and Amos Poe produced the mystery book LA PACiAFICA (282 pages) for Paradox/DC Comics in 1994. He has self published – 4 Caveman comic books. A hard cover graphic novel (as if has been picked as “a book of month” by Fnac in France) has been published by French publisher. 21 PRODUCTIONS Cavern an comic book also released in Spain in 2001 by DUDE Comics., In Turkey, CAVEMAN series has been published in several major newspapers such as Yeni Ymyif and RADIKAL. Lately he is modifying CAVEMAN to very humorist cartoon style called CAVEMAN Returns. He well as still working on animated shorts. His erotic books have been, published by EROS COMIX. He also produced erotic drawings for several magazines in U.S (Screw, Hustler etc,) and Europe (Penthouse Comix in Spain, Blue in Italy etc.) He taught a course on Sequential Art, How Comics Rule at the School of Visual Arts in New York the city where he still lives. His drawings have been used in Fashion and Textile market (mostly on Men’s Boxer Shorts) for many years. He created a new project for kids comics and animation called JUNKiDZ – Ail his Caveman work have started to publish in Holland by Libripress Publishing House. Also from now on Caveman strips can be seen in Guangzhou Daily newspaper in China.


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