OLIVE

CARTOONS

1st INTERNATIONAL OLIVE CARTOONS CONTEST – 2008

KYRENIA – CYPRUS

JURY MEMBERS

JOHN A. LENT (USA)

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRESIDENT

As a pioneer of studies in International and Third World Media, more than 55 books and monographs, and hundreds of articles of John A. Lent were published. Some of these studies, particularly in Asia, the USA and the Caribbean are dedicated to humour and the cartoon art.

He is the author of a four – volume bibliographical study of art of humour as well as the books; “Animation in Asia and the Pacific”, “Illustrating Asia”, “Pulp Demons”.

Along with working as the chief editor of International Cartoon Magazine Witty World, since its foundation, he hosted a study group on art of humour functioning within the International Research Association of Mass Communication.

John A. Lent is also the chief editor of International “Journal of Comic Art” magazine.

NİDAİ GÜNGÖRDÜ (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

He was born in Limassol in 1958. After his education in Cyprus, he graduated from Ankara State Architecture and Engineering Faculty (now Gazi University) as a civil engineer.

In April 1985, as a temporary construction engineer, the initiative started at Girne Municipality. Later, he worked as the President of the Municipality of Urban Development, Construction and Water Works and Sewerage, respectively.

On January 1996 he became the Head of the Municipality of Girne. He has represented Girne Municipality as a Manager and Technical Staff at various dates, both in Turkey and abroad.

Güngördü is also married and has two children in various non-governmental organizations in Girne. He knows English and Greek well.

ARİF A. ALBAYRAK (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Arif A. Albayrak was born in Paphos (Cyprus) in 1956. He started drawing cartoons in 1989. His cartoons were published in several magazines and newspapers such as Ortam, Yeni Düzen, Kıbrıs, Akrep, Lololo, Tabipler Birliği and Hekimce, Yeni Düzen Sanat.

His cartoons were exhibited in Cyprus, Turkey, Czech Republic, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Germany, England, Israel and Croatia which were later published as a cartoon album. The artist who is a member of both the “Cyprot Turkish Cartoonists’ Association” and “Federation of Cartoonists’ Organization” (FECO) was also a selection committee member in various national and international cartoon contests.

He won many awards in various national and international cartoon contests.

DERMAN ATİK (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1962. In 1974 he migrated from Limassol to Omorfo (Güzelyurt). It is one of four people who founded "Güzelyurt Art Association" (GÜSAD) in 1983. He got married in 1990 and settled in Girne and in 1999 he led the establishment of "Girne Municipality Theater Studio" (GİBETSU).

He worked as a director in "Cyprus Turkish State Theater" in 2006 - 2007. She is still the General Art Director of "Girne Municipality Theater Studio" (GİBETSU). He is married and has a daughter child's father.

HÜSEYİN ÇAKMAK (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

He was born in Nicosia – Cyprus in 1964. He started drawing cartoons in 1976 under the influence of the “Gir – Gir” Humour Magazine of Turkey. His cartoons have been published in various newspapers and magazines in Cyprus as well as in many countries of the world since 1983.

 He is one of the five founding members of the Cypriot Turkish Cartoonists Association which was established in 1986. Since then, he has been the president of this association. His works have been exhibited in more than 60 countries and they have been published in international cartoon albums.

 He won 107 awards in various national and international cartoon contests and has many times been elected the “Cartoonist of the Year.”

ION BARBU (ROMANIA)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Born in Petroani, July the 6th 1953, Romania. Participant in about 150 exhibitions in Romania and winner of 25 prizes. Participant in about 250 international exhibitions and winner of 23 prizes.

Organizer of the First National Cartoon Festival on asphalt. Over 8.000 cartoons published in press. Member of The Romanian Plastic Arts Association.

MEHMET ULUBATLI (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Born in 1963 in Paphos. His cartoons were published in newspapers and magazines named "Yenidüzen", "Scorpio", "Teacher", "New Order Culture and Art". His works were exhibited in national and international cartoons, and they were included in the prepared albums.

Founder member of the Turkish Cypriot Turkish Cartoonists Association and [1980 - 1990] pioneer of the "Universalization Period" in the Turkish Cyborg cartoon art.

He has won many awards in national and international cartoon competitions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists Association.

MUSA KAYRA (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Musa Kayra started drawing cartoons in 1979. His caricatures were published in magazines and newspapers; Yeni Düzen, Söz, Kurtuluş, Kıbrıs Postası, Akrep, Ortam, Halkın Sesi, Olay, Kıbrıs Sanat and Toplum Postası (London).

He exhibited his own cartoons in Bremen (Germany) once, in Cyprus twelve times; and in England five times. His cartoons were among the works which were subsequently published in a book form. In 1973, in Turkey he made a short cartoon animated film. He published a cartoon album "Cizzzgiciklar" in 1983; “Karikayra” cartoon album in 2005.

In 1986, with five other friends, he founded Cyprus – Turkish Cartoonists Association. He has won 50 awards in various national and international cartoon contests.

MUSTAFA TOZAKI (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Mustafa Tozakı was born in Aybifan – Solya (Lefka) in 1957. He started drawing cartoons in 1982. His cartoons were displayed in many international cartoon festivals in many countries besides Cyprus.

 He has been “Member of the Jury” in various national and international cartoon contests. He was elected the cartoonist of the year many times and won numerous awards in national and international cartoon contests.

 He is currently drawing cartoons for the Yeni Düzen and Havadis newspapers. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cypriot Turkish Cartoonists Association.

NEZİH DANYAL (TURKEY)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Nezih Danyal was born in 1945 in Izmit and since 1960 he has been publishing cartoons in more than one hundred different magazines.  He has been receiving many prizes in the national and international arena; as well as opening up exhibitions in different cities around the world.

His exhibition “Globanatolization” was displayed through out the world including cities such as Berlin, Rotterdam, Paris, Teheran and Nicosia... His cartoons have also been purchased by museums and private collections.

 In 1993, he proposed to create the Ministry of Culture's World Cartoon Gallery, where afterwards he ran different national and international exhibitions for two years. He had set up the “Cartoon Foundation” in 1994.  Since then, he organizes “Ankara International Cartoon Festival.”  Besides all, Nezih  Danyal is the chairman of Federation Cartoonists Organisations (FECO – TURKEY).

WILLEM  RASING (HOLLAND)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

I was born the 14th of October 1954 in a town called Deventer in the centre of Holland.

 In the nineties I also started to join cartoon festivals allover the world. I won prices in Holland and abroad and had exhibitions in different countries. I also was a member of the jury for several festivals.

 After  4 years Being the Vice – President of FECO – HOLLAND I’m now president FECO – HOLLAND and still working on my first own written and illustrated children book.