Interview With Musa Gumus-Turkey

-Your biography in 3 lines
I’m a cartoonist to draw employees perceive the world to detect and universal values. I share my knowledge my 30 years of experience with children as a teacher. I do not smoke and do not use the car. I love to draw

-What was your first satirical cartoon?
It was one of the first to draw cartoons. I draw a hand that fits the world as lemon.

-When did you start your professional working?
I start working as a professionel cartoonist in HIBIR humour magazine at 1987 year.

-What was your first published artwork?
I don’t forget never.My first published cartoon at the GIRGIR Humor Magazine’s 2nd page in 1979.

-What was your first prize?
I won my first prize Necmi R?za National cartoon Contest in Turkey.

– What was your last prize?
My last prize from China.I won Golden Prize at 5th Redman Art International Humour Biennial.

-How do you find new ideas?
When I sit down to work on the table, taking a piece of paper in front of me doing random drawing, and in the meantime I’m trying to find an idea from these patterns. It sometimes takes a very short time, sometimes longer

-Whats your idea about Inevitable Similarities?
Everyone sees and knows everything in a global world. Problems like-minded partners .. Artists can occur when drawing these issues. this is inevitable

– What do you think about plagiarism?
This is a mistake. They applied an inappropriate method unethical without the authority of the artist.

-Do you think who is the best Iranian Cartoonist?
Very easy a question! Kambiz Derambaksh.

-Who is the best Cartoonist in your country?
There are a lot of master cartoonists in Turkey.My favorite artist is Turhan Selçuk.

-Do you think who is the best foreign cartoonist?
I liked a lot of cartoonist World area.Example:Gatto,Gluszek,Boligan ,Kazanevsky…

-What’s the best cartoon that you’ve ever seen? If possible send it to us.
Of course.Turhan Selçuk’s a cartoon.Very nice really! Also He was different idea about cartoon.

-How much time do you pay for creating an artwork?
Every week I work for 3-4 hours a day for six days. I never work on Sundays.

-What are your tools and technique for creating artwork?
More soft pastels, acrylics and colored pencils I use. From time to time I’m trying to try different techniques.

-Which software do you use?
I use the computer a lot less. I paint and I draw my cartoon with hands. Sometimes I use Photoshop, but very rarely.

-What’s your recommendation to your colleagues?
Just draw

-What do you think about cartoon situation in the world?
Cartoon is an important tool to understand the universe we live . This common language borders closer together. We draw what we share very quickly. Touching the hearts of the people with this common language will help them better understand each other. I’m hopeful

-Did you ever had problems with your cartoons?
Not yet ..! I hope not .. we are always drawing freedom.

-What was your best cartoon?
My best cartoon is called Escape. There is a child drawing a plane on the window and dreaming that he’s escaping from the war.

-Have you ever created an immediate Cartoon?
I work for weekly humour magazines for years and every cartoon was created very quickly. Weekly magazines and newspapers need to produce fast.

-Have you ever been jury member in any Cartoon Contest?
Yes, I have been jury member in lots of international contests. For example; Eartquake (Iran),Wall St.Fall(Iran),India,Y?lmaz Güney(Turkey). They first came on my mind

-What about Caricature?
One of the major branches of the cartoon. I’m not so good in this area. Iran has a very successful portrait artists .
-Have you ever worked in cooperation with another artist?
I have worked in cooperation so many times. This method is really common in huomur magazines. I believe the benefit of working together can create a very effective job.

– If you were born again what did you choose as your career?
Without a doubt I can say that I would choose to be a cartoonist and a teacher again. I love children.
Their creativity is awesome Always inspires me

-What and when was your last exhibition?
This year I opened a personal exhibition at the Cartoon Museum in Eskisehir Turkey.
This summer will be personalized cartoon exhibition in Italy Tolentino.

-What’s your description about cartoon?
Cartoon is a common language of all humanity .

-Do you think an artist can have enough money by creating cartoon and caricature?
Of course it depends on the development level of countries. Some of them earn enough money but most of them doesn’t earn the money they deserve. However, they deserved their win important for creativity. All artists who wish them to draw blithely..

-Who’s your favorite artist except in cartoon world?
Dali.. Because I beleive that He thought as a humorist and implemented.

– What was the last book you’ve read?
I have read a book about Umayyad Empire.

-Do you think humor can be learned?
I think that can be learned. For example, I’m trying to teach children

-What’s your idea about Black Humor?
The black humor is the simplest form of humor.

-Who is the best artist in Black Humor?
My favorite artist is Topor.

-What was your last performed Caricature?
I have tried to drew Aziz Nesin’s portrait who was famous writer in Turkey