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Pictorial Tales by Kambiz Derambakhsh

Pictorial Tales by Kambiz Derambakhsh Pictorial Tales by Kambiz Derambakhsh

Acclaimed Iranian cartoonist and graphic designer Kambiz Derambakhsh has compiled a collection of his works into a book that will soon be released under the title “Pictorial Tales.”

The book in 1,100 copies will be published by Donya-e Eqtesad Publications. Critic Javad Mojabi who recently unveiled his “Ninety Years of Innovation in Iran’s Visual Art,” has written the foreword to the 208-page book.

For almost 60 years, Derambakhsh’s artworks have been published in Iranian and foreign media. The works included in his latest book are those previously published in ‘Negah-e-Nou’ quarterly magazine and ‘Hamshahri-Dastan’ monthly.

Despite previous planning and preparation, ‘Pictorial Tales’ failed to be unveiled at the 29th edition of the Tehran International Book Fair (May 4-14), Derambakhsh told IBNA, adding the book is currently under review by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

He has authored a number of books, including ‘Without Word’, published in Iran and ‘Kambiz’, in Italy.

The 74-year-old Derambakhsh is among Iran’s most prominent caricaturists. His works are both amusing and thought-provoking. They have been featured at over 50 exhibitions in Iran and elsewhere, including Aida Arts in Hamburg, Wilhelm Busch Museum and Dusseldorf Art gallery in Germany and Basel Caricature Museum in Switzerland.

He has won numerous international awards in Brazil, Belgium, South Korea, Japan and Canada. He has also to his credit several works in the areas of advertisement, book illustration, posters and postcards. His calendars “sell like hot cakes” every year as soon as they come out.

Most of his works are in black and white, but Derambakhsh has ventured into color graphics in the past two decades. His simple drawings are worth thousands of words.