TabrizCartoon Interview's With One Of The Jury"6th-City&Citizen"/October,2016
TabrizCartoon Interview's With Hicabi Demirci/Turkey
1-What was the main reason for doing the cartoon?
My drawing passion changed it's course when i visited a cartoon expo during my high school years. A dialogue-free cartoon can send a message to the people from all around the world without any distinction of race, language and religion. This is the beauty of the cartoon. This beauty creates a jealousy between other art forms.
2- Have you ever made anyone angry with your cartoon?
Editorial cartoonist are more often confronted to this situation. I prefer to treat subjects not people.
3 - According to you what is the funniest cartoon?
I think that a cartoon doesnt have to be funny. A successfull cartoon is based on three important notions:
1- A good sense of humor
2- A good drawing
3- A good composition
4 - Is cartoon your income source?
Yes, drawing catoons is my main source of income.
5 - Do you agree for your child to be a cartoonist?
I have a daughter named Duru. I want her to choose the profession that makes her happy. I'd be glad if she becomes a cartoonist or an artist.
6 - How do you find your cartoons subject?
I like turn my cartoons into a story. İ like to draw an important moment or an event adding humor in it.
7 - Would you like to meet which cartoonist?
It's always pleasant to meet other cartoonists. I really care about festivals that brings diferent cartoonists toghether. I would really like to talk about cartoons with Mordillo.
8 - Which is your favorite cartoon site?
I regularly follow international cartoon websites such asTebrizcartoon,irancartoon websites. I also find Kemal Özyurt's blog very interesting.
9 - In your opinion, what are the best cartoonists in Iran?
This is a very hard question. There are many of them. Many İranian cartoonists have won internationaly recognized awards. I dont want to create any inquety so won't to name somebody.
10 - The last time you laughed for what?
My daugher Duru's questions are always making me laugh.
11-What is your entertainment?
To watch a good movie, read a book or to hang out with my familly and friends
12-Does your neighbor know you are a cartoonist ?
Yes. My neighbour started to chat with me after he saw an article in a newspaper about cartoons. :)
13 - What was the best prize that you got?
I see prizes as a motivation. I dont make any distinction between the prizes that I recieved.
14 - Who is your best cartoonist friend?
I have many cartoonist friends. So i dont want to name somebody :)
15 - What is your opinion about cartoon similarities?
Every cartoonist can experience this. The most important about this is how often it happens.
16 - Apart from cartoon what other art do you do?
I work as an illustrator in a newspaper. Aside of drawing cartoons, I also illustrate some books.
17 - What do you wish you did not meet?
I wish that the events that made us draw Aylan's cartoon did not happen.
18 - Who is your emotional supporter?
My family, my parents, my wife, my children.
19 - What's your idea about Tabriz cartoon?
I follow closely cartoonist from Tabriz and Iran. İ would like you to know that very proud of their work.
20-If do ask from people who is Hicabi ?? What say about you??
one of the most diffucult question is about his own person.I hope it will be effect positive.
21-How Your feel in Tabriz? Before from come in Iran??
Tebriz is one of the best city with nice peoples,arts activities and its clean air.
22-Please tell us a memory of your trip to Tabriz ?
I had an chance to see the Iran's cartoonists productivities and warn friendships each others . I am realize the Cartoonist of Tebriz are so succesfull on international cartoon competions and theire imparator arts and cartoon competions organizations activities.
I never forget the Tebriz peoples smile faces, warm hospilities ,museums and flavor foods.
24-Which places did you visit in Tabriz?
I saw many nice places in Tebriz with Tebriz Cartoonist associations president and its members
25-What’s your idea about judgment of cartoon contest?
Jury members have diffuculties for select cartoons in contest and also they have to be unbiased.
26-Do you have speech wanna tell us and do not ever say?
I would like a better world where differences are accepted with tolerence.