It’s a time that we observe cartoons in International contests
and competitions that by optimism we can mention
them as inevitable similarities.
Although the subject of inevitable similarities in cartoon
is an unavoidable matter, but the great number
of such works makes the doubt of copying in the minds.
Unfortunately it’s a time that this doubt is expanding,
because of many similar cartoons
of Mohammad Ali Khalaji from
This event made the mind of universal cartoon society
pessimistic and suspicious toward art of cartoon in
that Iranian artists made great efforts for its exaltation.
Site of Iran Cartoon is so sorry for this event,
and is hopeful by giving serious notification not
to see such problems in cartoon field in the future.
MASOUD SHOJAI TABATABAI
Director of Iranian House of Cartoon
FOR “SIMILAR CARTOONS”…
I do not want to blame Irani cartoonist Khalaji, who won the first price
in the 8th International Mediteranian Cartoon Contest,
however I realized him for a long while ago…
Not wih his cartoonist character but with his similar/imitation artworks…
Because he had become one of those whose names were mostly
announced as imitators of humor, beyond the drawings.
The last cartoon that he won the prize was the last proof of it.
To use the humor that has been used by someone else before unconsciously or
by coincidence may happen to any of us…
There is a lot of samples of it…
However, if cartoonist has many of those similar/imitation artworks,
it is unavoidable to doubt.
In this case, I do not think positive things about Khalaji’s situation.
I hope I am wrong…
I present some cartoons of Khalaji…
These samples are the ones make me doubt…
Greetings and peace..
(CIHAN DEMIRCI DOSTUMA YANIT)
BIZLERE BI HALLER OLDU..
YAPILAN ELESTIRILERI HAZMEDEMIYOR, OLMADIK YERLERE CEKIYOR,
SONRA DA DOSTLUKLARIMIZ ZARAR GORUYOR..
ASLINDA OLAN “KARIKATUR” SANATINA OLUYOR..
(KARIKATURCULER GRUBU’NDA SON DONEMDE OLAN VE YUZ KIZARTAN
TARTISMALARI DA DUSUNURSEK,
CAMIA OLARAK NE KADAR “HAZIMSIZ” OLDUGUMUZ ORTAYA CIKIYOR..
HELE BU SON YAZI, ILISKILERIN NE KADAR DA
PAMUK IPLIGINE BAGLI OLDUGUNU GOSTERIYOR…