Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saman Torabi (Iran)

I met the kindhearted cartoonist and caricaturist Saman Torabi at the opening of the Euro-Kartoonale 2017 in Kruishoutem.
He was awarded an honorable mention for his cartoon with the ghost under the shower. A funny cartoon indeed. When I asked Saman to sign for me in my catalogue I learned he is an architect. Drawing cartoons is a hobby for him and it makes him happy making people laugh with his cartoons.
He does not earn money with his cartoons, he told me, but he draws with love for the cartoon art. His art is digitally made with the help of Photoshop techniques. He has no own cartoon book, but he was so kind to offer me a nice set of his cartoons and caricatures beautifully printed on hard paper.
I like his cartoons. Hope you too...

Learn more:
Saman Torabi on Facebook
Portfolio of Saman Torabi on Resistart

Monday, April 17, 2017

Peter Nieuwendijk

Painter, sculptor, designer, writer and cartoonist Peter Nieuwendijk (°Amsterdam, 1946) won this year's first prize of the Euro-Kartoenale 2017, the Golden Award.
He won with this cartoon:

Peter Nieuwendijk
Does Peter have an own cartoon book? No, but he has an art book... with a cartoon chapter!

You can discover the art of Peter in his book eye-witness (Artbooks, Hillegom, 2006, ISBN 90-808076-2-1, 124p.). The book gives us a fascinating view of the work of this multilateral artist.

Hereunder a preview of the graphical humor chapter in the book:

Learn more:
More Cartoons by Peter Nieuwendijk
eye-witness by Peter Nieuwendijk

Peter Nieuwendijk tells about his life and creative work...

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Jean-Loïc Belhomme (France, 1950) was awarded the silver award of the Euro-Kartoenale 2017 The Soul with this cartoon:

I remember I have one of his albums somewhere on my shelve. It's  'ça occupe'. An album containing light erotic cartoons, published in 1983 by Glénat France (ISBN 2-7234-0351-3).

 Learn more:
Album on
Bélom (Wikipedia)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Euro-Kartoenale 2017 - The Soul

Last weekend I was present at the prize award ceremony of the Euro-Kartoenale 2017. As always it was a fine evening and we had the opportunity to see a fine collection of cartoons about the soul theme.
This great variety of interpretations can be seen in the ECC exhibition and of course in the catalogue.

The catalogue costs 15 eur and can be bought in the ECC or the ECC E-shop.

Marco De Angelis - Italy

Leslie Ricciardi - Uruguay

Cartoon by Marilena Nardi

cartoon by Ward Goossens, Belgium