Interview With Vladimir Kazanevsky from Ukraine

Kazanevsky Vladimir
Free-lance cartoonist and writer. Won more than 400 prizes on International cartoon contests in 49 countries. Cartoons published in “Courrierinternational” … Cartoon books published in Switzerland, China, Belgium and Ukraine. Gave lectures on the Theory of Cartoon Art in numerous countries.

What was your first satirical cartoon?
My first satirical cartoon I had drawn on the tourist tent. I depicted a poor tourist.

When did you start your professional working?
I began to work on cosmic factory after graduated from Kharkov state university.

What was your first published artwork?
My first cartoon published in newspaper KOMSOMOLSKOE ZNAMYA published in Ukraine in 1976.

What was your first prize?
Citation on the Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest (Japan) in 1982.

What was your last prize?
Second prize in Belgium, 2015.

How do you find new ideas?
I catch the ideas in the air like butterflies

Whats your idea about Inevitable Similarities?
The similarities are inevitable because of real crisis in modern art of cartoon. I have written about this few years ago.

What do you think about plagiarism?
Plagiarism is a simple robbery.

Do you think who is the best Iranian Cartoonist?
Kambiz Derambakhsh and many others.

Who is the best Cartoonist in your country?
Jurij Kosobukin and Anatolij Kazansky.

Do you think who is the best foreign cartoonist?
Ronald Topor, Jacques Armand Cardon, Saul Steinberg, Sergej Tunin and many others.

What’s the best cartoon that you’ve ever seen? If possible send it to us.
There are no one cartoon impressed me more than many others. I like many cartoons with deep philosophical background.

How much time do you pay for creating an artwork?
From few minutes till few days.

What are your tools and technique for creating artwork?
I use ink, tempera, oil on canvas and mixed technique.

Which software do you use?
Photoshop.

What’s your recommendation to your colleagues?
To be free.

What do you think about cartoon situation in the world?
Real crisis in Art of Cartoon.

Did you ever had problems with your cartoons?
Yes.

What was your best cartoon?
I do not know.

Have you ever created an immediate Cartoon?
Hope so.

Have you ever been jury member in any Cartoon Contest?
Yes. Many times.

What about Caricature?
It is not my favorite genre of Art.

Have you ever worked in cooperation with another artist?
No.

If you were born again what did you choose as your career?
To be a writer.

Do you think whats the boarder between Cartoon and Caricature?
There is no boarder. This are another genres of Art.

What and when was your last exhibition?
Personal exhibition in Slovakia.

What’s your description about cartoon?
Poetry.

Do you think an artist can have enough money by creating cartoon and caricature?
Yes.

Who’s your favorite artist except in cartoon world?
Rene Magritte.

What was the last book you’ve read?
BOOK OF IMAGINARY BEING by Jorge Borges.

Do you think humor can be learned?
Yes.

What’s your idea about Black Humor?
I like.

Who is the best artist in Black Humor?
Ronald Topor.

What was your last performed Caricature?
President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

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