Vartchenko Igor

Limassol, Cyprus



Born in 1959 in Tatarstan.
I am an oil engineer and work in the Oil and Gas Ministry.
Drawing is my real passion throughout my life.
My first picture was published in 1986 in one of the most popular Russian newspapers. From that time thousands of my caricatures were published in many newspapers and magazines in Russia and abroad.
Nowadays I can’t live a day without drawing cartoons. It is very important for me to participate in contests.

I was a participant and a winner of many contests and exhibitions:
Grand Prix in VELOCARTOON (Lithuania, 1998), Bronze Hat in Knokke-Heist (Belgium, 1990), special prize in Zielona Gora (Poland, 1990), special prize in “Archicatura” (Bratislava, Slovakia, 1992), special prize in Yomiuri (Japan, 1992), special prize in “Beer is better than water” (Ukraina, 1992), special prize in “Snail” (Cuneo, Italy, 1993), Silver Plaque in “Sport” (Ancona, Italy, 1993), special prize in “Jubilea” (Marostika, Italy, 1993), special prize in “Black Gold” (Russia, 1993), 2-nd prize in “Barter” (Russia), special prize in “The shoemaker’s wife is the worst shod” (Russia, 1993), 1-st prize in “Bad” (Estonia, 1994), special prize in “Archicatura” (Bratislava, Slovakia, 1994), special prize of “EULENSPIEGEL” in “Dirt” (Berlin, Germany, 1994), 2-nd prize and special prize in “Jubilea” (Tyumen, Russia, 1994), 2-nd prize in “Under airplane’s wing” (Russia, 1994), special prize in “Hurriet Vakfi” (Turkey, 1994), excellent prize in Yomiuri (Japan, 1995), 3-rd prize in Taejon (Korea, 1995), honorable mention in “Hurriet Vakfi” (Turkey, 1995), special prize in “EuroCARtoons” (Kaliningrad, Russia, 1995), 3-rd prize in “Car and Man” (Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, 1995), silver prize in Taejon (Korea, 1996), grand prix in “Anny” (Tyumen, Russia, 1996), honorable mention in “Hoca Nasreddin” (Turkey, 1996), Bronze Hat in Knokke-Heist (Belgium, 1997), excellent prize in Yomiuri (Japan, 1997), special prize in Taejon (Korea, 1997), special prize in Yomiuri (Japan, 1998), special prize in Taejon (Korea, 1998).

BEC 2009

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