Monday, February 11, 2008


Julian Pena-Pai ::
Born in April 14, 1948 in Giurgiu, lives and works in Ploiesti. The School of Fine Arts and Technical College of Architecture.

He started drawing in 1973 in URZICA-Humour Magazine.
He published over 3000 cartoons in magazines and newspapers in Romania and other countries. He illustrated 7 humour books. Since 1991 he is a free lancer and worked for : OPINIA PUBLICA, ZIARUL FINANCIAR, SOCUL COTIDIAN, CUGET LIBER and JURNALUL DE PRAHOVA daily newspapers.

Since 2001 he is cartoonist-editorialist at GAZETA PRAHOVEI daily newspaper and ECHINOX publishing house, art director.
Personal exhibitions: Ploiesti 1980, 1986, 1988, 1993, Giurgiu 1983, 1991, Bucharest 1984, Fredrikstad 1990(Norway), Tolentino 2001(Italy) and Tehran 2004 (Iran). Cartoonist of the Year 2002 in Romania.

Since 1979 he participated to some international exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Macedonia, Belgium, Holland, Japan, France, Cuba, Poland, Germany, Brasil, Mexic, Spain, Norway, Indonesia,U.K., Russia, Ukraina, Korea, Iran, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, Argentina, Colombia, Slovakia, Albania, Slovenia, Portugal, Egypt, Cehia, Greece, USA, U.A. Emirates, China, Austria, Sweden, Cyprus, India and Romania (over 400 participations at international exhibitions).

- 19 national prizes
- 75 international prizes

He was member of the international jury at Anglet 1986 (France), Istanbul – N.Hodja 1997 (Turkey), Beijing 2004 (China) and Tabriz 2004 (Iran).
Documentation trips in : France and Italy (1986), Turkey and Greece (1988), Belgium (1989), Ukraine and Norway (1990), Japan (1991), Germany (1990 and 1992), Turkey (1989, 1997,1998, 1999, 2001 and 2003), Italy (1999), Austria (2002), Serbia (2004), China 2004, Iran 2004 and Macedonia 2004.

Erdogan Karayel ::

Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1956.

Have been painting from childhood up to 1976.
Have been drawing cartoons since 1976,
grauduated from Marmara University Istanbul,
Graphic Arts Section (1976-1982)

Have worked from1977 on, in both Graphics and Cartoons for weekly Humor Magazine (اarsaf, Ses, Girgir)

Published my albums:
-En Gurbettekiler,
-Bir warmis Bir Yokmus
-Hans and Hasan,
-Siyah beyazofkelerim

8 personel, 15 group exhibitions, my works were exhibited and awarded in
West Germany, Japan, Canada, Italy, Bulgaria, Jugoslavia, Cuba.

I have won 38 prizes.

I'm German-Turkish Humor Magazin
Don Quichotte's Chief.

Marco Toro ::

Marco Toro lives in London, England, where he has an established reputation for his finely crafted portraits of movie icons.
Toro’s icons of the silver screen are brought to life by his clean, sharp style, which conveys the essence of the actors and the characters he portrays.
When the English actor, Michael Caine, saw Toro’s portrait of him, he was so impressed that he insisted on signing the portrait himself. A unique endorsement of Toro’s work.
Toro lives and paints in London, England, where he teaches at the renowned Camberwell School of Art, a college of the University of the Arts London.

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