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Wednesday, 16 December 2009 11:21

The international jury of Tehran International Cartoon Biennial has praised Iranian artists, describing them as some of the world's best cartoonists.

Talking at a press conference on Tuesday, the five members of the jury referred to the festival as one of the most prestigious cartoon venues in the world, saying that it had a great role in bringing different cultures closer. Turkish cartoonist and jury member Sevket Yalaz said Iran had master artists, who rank as high as Chinese and Brazilian cartoonists. Brazilian artist Marcio Leite referred to his country's caricature art as an offspring of Iranian cartoon, IRIB reported. "I try to use [the] experiences of Iranian artists and share them with my colleagues in Brazil," he said. China's Liuyi Wang praised Iranian cartoonists, saying, "Iranian artists have always amazed me and are much better than Chinese cartoonists in many aspects." Columbian-born Spanish artist Omar Turcios described the biennial as an artistic source for cartoonists in his country saying that Iranian artists have excelled in artistic creation. Over 70 countries took part in the 9th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial, including Albania, Turkey, Russia, Afghanistan, the US, Ukraine, the UK, Syria, Spain, South Africa, Serbia, Romania, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Portugal.

The 2009 festival was held on the theme of 'fear' in the categories of cartoon and comic strip. Participants also competed with their political portrait caricatures.




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