Jurij Kosobukin

Jurij Kosobukin

Born in Kiev in 1950, he is one of the most representative cartoonists on the Eastern European scene.
He studies aerospace engineering in Kharkiv and works as an engineer in the Antonov Aeronautical Design Center in Kiev.
Although lacking in artistic preparation, he begins to draw cartoons and, in 1976, he publishes them for the first time.
His style, which casts an ironic and melancholy glance on the great themes of existence, soon earned him international fame, with over 450 awards (including over a hundred first prizes) awarded to him throughout his career.
In 1991 he won the Silver Date for humorous drawing and, in 1995, the Palme d'Or for humorous drawing.
He died in Kiev in January 2013.

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The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

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Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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