Tan Oral

(b. 1937) is a graduate of the department of architecture in the Mimar Sinan School of Fine Arts. He got involved in cartoons, movies and animation after a brief period of working as an architect. He drew cartoons for more than 30 years for the daily Cumhuriyet and moved on to the daily Taraf in 2008. He is also an instructor of animation at the School of Fine Arts, Eskisehir Anadolu University.


What distinguishes Semih Poroy among his peers is the prevalence of humour in his drawings, writes Tan Oral. Poroy’s special connection with the literary world adds another dimension to his work and is depicted through critical, humorous and ironic observations by a cartoonist truly enjoying the world of letters.

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