Javad Alizadeh

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Javad Alizadeh
جواد
Javad alizadeh.jpg
Born (1953-01-09) 9 January 1953 (age 61)
Ardabil
Nationality Azerbaijani
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works

4D Humor
Caricatures of comic actors
Caricatures of Hedayat
Mofasser-e Shout
World Cup Humors

TV Comics
Awards Silver Date of IFHB

Signature
Javad Alizadeh

http://www.javadalizadeh.com/

Javad Alizadeh (Persian: جواد علیزاده ‎ Javād Alīzādeh Persian pronunciation: [dʒævɒːd(-e) æliːˈzɒːde]; professional name: Javad; born 9 January 1953) is an Iranian professional cartoonist best known for his caricatures of politicians, comic actors, footballers, and for his scientific/philosophical column (including cartoons, caricatures and satire) titled 4D Humor, which has won awards from Italy, China and Japan.[1] An active artist since 1970, his works have been published in international publications.[2][3] He is the founder of the leading monthly cartoon magazine Humor & Caricature and is its founding and current publisher and editor-in-chief.

Biography[edit]

Caricatures can decrease violence and bring cultures closer. They aim to promote peace and teach us to be moderate and laugh at our problems.

Javad Alizadeh

Alizadeh was born on 9 January 1953 in Ardebil, northwestern Iran, and graduated BA in English translation.[4] Influence by his university degree, he considers writing and drawing cartoons as a tool that can translate sufferings, hardships and the mysteries of life into humorous language.

In 1990 he founded his monthly cartoon magazine Tanz-O-Caricature (English: Humor & Caricature) and since then he has been the editor and publisher of this independent and private publication.[5][6][7] This humorous magazine publishes both pictorial and written humor about various subjects such as politics, sports, cinema, music and philosophy. According to the official website of the magazine, the purpose of the publication is "to promote peace, laughter, tolerance, moderation and multidimensional and multilateral insight in Iranian society".[8]

Alizadeh has also attended numerous cartoon conferences in Japan, Malta, Turkey, Bulgaria, Finland, and has served on the jury of the Skopje 86, Anglet( France ) 91, Dubai 2002, Izmir 2008 cartoon festivals and Tehran Cartoon Biennial in 1993, 1995, 1997 and 2005.[2] He has experimented with different styles and genres of humor such as editorial, gags, portrait caricatures and black caricatures, black humor, comic strips, sport humor, surrealistic and philosophical humor, and his works have been published in many leading foreign presses and publications in the 1980s and 1990s by C & W syndicate, including Who's Who in Satire and Humor, Nebelspalter, Chicago tribune, Courrier International, Graphis annual, Osten, Mondial.

A former staff writer and editor of the Witty World[9] cartoon magazine, Alizadeh is a member of the international Cartoonists & Writers Syndicate. He also holds membership of the Good Humor Party, a humorous party in Poland.[10]

Mad Commentator[edit]

Alizadeh created a humorous mascot called Mad Commentator (Persian: مفسر شوت‎) who rose to fame after correctly "predicting" the result of the opening match between Argentina and Cameroon at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.[11]

4D Humor[edit]

Influenced by Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton, he created a scientific/philosophical cartoon on the Theory of Relativity[12] entitled 4D Humor. He has also published a column (including cartoons, caricatures and satire) in his monthly magazine of the same title.[13]

In 2005 the website of the World Year of Physics carried a link to his cartoons about relativism on its "play physics page", showing his scientific cartoons.[14]

In October 2008, his scientific cartoon on twin paradox in special relativity was shown and studied in the reading class and conference held by CERN Courier.com (The International Journal of High-Energy Physics site) in Trieste, Italy.[15]

Awards[edit]

Alizadeh has won some 30 prizes in international cartoon festivals including:

  • First Caricature Prize in Anglet Cartoon Festival, France (1990)
  • Silver Date prize in International Festival of the Humor of Bordighera, Italy (1996)
  • First Cartoon Prize in Ankara 7-77 Cartoon for the children Festival, Turkey (2007)
  • First cartoon prize in Istanbul Aydin dogan cartoon festival, Turkey (2012)

Bibliography[edit]

Year English title Persian Pages Notes
1977 Image of Hedayat Tasvīr-e Hedāyat - Portraits of Sadegh Hedayat
1980 Shootball! Šūtbāl! - Cartoons about Football
Hundred Jokes, Hundred Cartoons Sad Latīfeh, Sad Kārton - -
1982 World Cup Humors Tanzhā-ye Jām-e Jahānī - Cartoons on 1982 World Cup
1984 TV Comics/Cartoons - - -
Serious Cartoons Kārikāturhā-ye Jeddī - Black humor cartoons
1985 News-maker Politicians Siyāsatmadārān-e Xabarsāz Portraits of Politicians
Cinema Comedians Komediyanhā-ye Sīnemā - Portraits of comic actors
1986 World Cup Humors Tanzhā-ye Jām-e Jahānī Cartoons on 1986 World Cup
1987 TV Comics/Cartoons - -
1988 Missile Humor under Missile Attacks! Tanz-e - Mūšakī - Black humor created during War of the Cities
1989 New Jokes, New Cartoons Latifehā-ye Rūz, Kārtonhā-ye Rūz - -
1990 World Cup Humors Tanzhā-ye Jām-e Jahānī Cartoons on 1990 World Cup
Joking with Einstein(4D Humor) Šūkhī bā Einstein - Cartoons and humors on Einstein's
humorous character, Relativity theory,
curvature of time/space, weight of light

Gallery[edit]

Attached to the Village 
Ancient Iran 
Samuel Beckett 
Surreal Suicide 
Penetrating Pen 
Ocean of Sorrow 
Joking on Amazing Formula 
Hedayat, Black Novelist 
Divorce Child 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iranian adds a new dimension to contemporary humor", wittyworldnews. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b "No Operation". Presstv.ir. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Ankara festival displaying works by Iranian cartoonist". tehran times. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Istanbul to host Iranian cartoonist’s workshop". tehran times. 11 November 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Golagha Institute". Golagha.ir. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ جای خالی نشریات فکاهی و طنز سنتی ایران
  8. ^ "tanz-o-caricature". Tanz-o-caricature.8m.com. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  9. ^ Witty World web site
  10. ^ "Great cartoonists in Good Humor Party - cartoonist, cartoons, rysunek satyryczny". Sadurski.com. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  11. ^ "مفسر شوت". Asriran.com. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  12. ^ Arida, Ayssar, Quantum City, p. 41. Architectural Press, 2002.
  13. ^ yektaweb يكتاوب. "جزيره دانش - جواد عليزاده- - گالري 9". Jazirehdanesh.com. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  14. ^ "WYP2005". WYP2005. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  15. ^ [2][dead link]

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