The book is devoted to the 15th anniversary of the oil contract signed in Azerbaijan called "The Contract of the Century".
|Oil and cartoon cover|
In a first part, Mr Hajizadeh writes about the rich history of oil exploration in Azerbaijan from antique times, over Marco Polo, who was the first European to visit the Caucasus, until modern times. "If oil is the Queen, then Baku is her throne", emphasized Winston Churchill at the beginning of the 20th century.
|"Our 'friends'" (1919)|
|Cover of the satiric magazine 'Kirpi' (1952, no 1)|
|B.Hajizadeh "Molla Nasreddin: -Azerbaijan -|
a land of oil - is prospering day by day"
This contest was devoted to the 103rd anniversary of the first satiric and cartoon magazine in the East and in all Moslim countries - “Molla Nasreddin”. The theme was 'the importance of oil in the world'.
Here is a selection of some top cartoons out of the book:
|Veselin Damyanov, Bulgaria|
|Vahid Jafari, Iran|
|Slawomir Luczynski, Poland|
|Shevket Yalaz, Turkey|
|Julio Angel Carrion Cueva, Peru|
|Ilya Katz, Israel|
|Angel Boligan, Mexico|
|Ferreol Murillo Fuentos, Costa Rica|
I thank Mr Hajizadeh again for sending me this very nice book and his great work!
Petroleum Industry in Azerbaijan (Wikipedia)
Bayram Hajizadeh bio
Some pages out of the book on Azercartoon
Previous articles on our blog:
World cartoon by Bayram Hajizadeh
Contemporary cartoon of Azerbaijan