Cartoon design is one of the two-dimensional visual arts that is simply drawn on paper or digitally. The idea of creating a cartoon is based on a new way of telling and portraying stories. Initially, cartoons were added to the story to encourage children to read books, but later the age limit of the cartoon audience was broken and is now considered by audiences of all ages.
The caricature is generally known as a mix of different theme designs with an element of exaggeration and humor. In other words, caricature design is a fun and funny style.
But the cartoon is a fictional character designed for storytelling and entertainment. Cartoons of humans, animals, birds and everything else can be drawn. With the help of his imagination, the cartoonist can move the boundaries of reality as far as he can and create attractive and imaginative characters.
When designing a caricature of a face, a real person is usually chosen as the model of design, and the end result depends on the appearance of the model’s face.
The professional cartoonist, while exaggerating the design of the model, also maintains the caricature of the cartoon in a manner that is easily recognizable.
The caricature is created with the purpose of creating fun and sometimes ironic message.
Cartoons and caricatures are presented to audiences through various media, such as newspapers, magazines, illustrated books, websites and television. Cartoons are mostly used in comic books to illustrate a story, in contrast to caricatures to depict a social dilemma or in an article published about a celebrity.
Dr. Nicola Jennings, who works for reputable newspapers such as The Guardian Caricature, says: “Drawing a caricature has two parts; first, analyzing the fit of the model’s face, and second, the dynamics and different states of the person’s face. Exaggeration is not difficult to fit people’s faces, but if you want a professional caricature you need to exaggerate that person’s unique modes. The changes you make must be in line with the personality traits of the caricature theme.
On the other hand, comic-book cartoons in newspapers are no exception. Many of these cartoons range from showing social and political events to celebrity hot topics. So the cartoonist needs to think deeply about the subject he has chosen to portray so that he can convey the cartoon message in a more subtle way to the audience.
Massoud Shojai Tabatabai
Director of Iranian House of cartoon & Cartoonist,
Massoud Shojai tabatabai
Born 1964 in Tehran
Graduated from the college of Fine Arts of Tehran University in painting ,
Senior conclusive proficiency in graphic of teacher training university.
He was the editor-in-chief of ” Kayhan Caricature “, and director of “Iranian house of cartoon “.
Member of the Asian-Pacific Animation and Comics Association.(Dr.John A. Lent is Editor of Chief)
Program development of The first Geekartoon cartoon contest -in Greece 2006.
Member of the Asian-Pacific Animation and Comics Association (Drexel Hill, PA 19026-USA)
Editor of Asian Section in World Comics Books-Pennsylvania USA.
Member of jury in Nasredin Hodja cartoon contest in Turkey 1999,
Member of jury in San Antonio cartoon contest in Cuba 2001.
Secretary General of 5th Tehran Biennial Cartoon Contest 2001.
Member of jury in Beijing cartoon contest in China 2004.
Member of jury in Tehran cartoon contest -City 2004 in Iran 2004.
Secretary General of 7th Tehran Biennial Cartoon Contest 2005.
Secretary General of 8th Tehran Biennial Cartoon Contest 2007.
Member of jury in Aydin Dogan cartoon contest in Turkey 2005.
Member of jury in Geekartoon cartoon contest -in Greece 2006.
Member of jury in Syriacartoon contest -in Syria 2007.
Member of jury in Fcw contest -in China 2007.
Member of jury in China Guangxi International Cartoon Contest 2007.
Member of jury in China Guangxi International Cartoon Contest 2008.
Member of jury in Greece- TV ETHNOS CARTOON AWARD 2008.
Member of jury in Turkey- The 2nd International Manisa Mesir Cartoon Contest 2009.
Member of jury in Brazil- The 36rd International Piracicaba Cartoon Contest 2009.
Member of jury in Brazil- The first International Bell Horizonte Cartoon Contest 2009.
Member of jury in China- International Magic Cartoon Contest 2009.
Member of jury in China- International AYACC Cartoon Contest 2010.
Member of jury in Brazil- International Piracicaba Cartoon Contest 2011.
Member of Jury in Turkey-International Umorista Marostica-Italy 2014.
Member of Jury in Macedonia-The 49th World Gallery of Cartoons – Skopje 2017.
Member of Jury in Syria-The first International Caricature Competition 2019.
Member of Jury International Cartoon Competition (UYACC) 2020 China
Grand Prize of Antiwar Cartoon Contest-Serbia 2013
Second award of international cartoon Abrar exhibition in Iran 1993
Third award of international cartoon exhibition in Lithuania 1993
Award of success in Aydin Dugan cartoon contest in Turkey 1997
First award of the press festival in cartoon in Iran 1995
First award of cover designing of magazine in Iran 1996
Honorary Mention of CartoonNet Festival-Fanofunny in Italy 2001
Special Award of Peace Cup International Cartoon in China 2005
First prize of Syria Cartoon contest-Syria 2006
Silver Medal of the first international Olympic cartoon contest -China-2007
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