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R.I.P. Galip Tekin

posted Jul 9, 2017, 7:26 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 7:29 AM ]

The death of Galip Tekin, one of Turkey’s most famous cartoonists and comic writers, could have been a scene from one of his comic books: A man with mournful eyes, who lives alone in a metropolis and draws strange and somber images, changes universes as he passes through his doorway.

Tekin's futuristic illustrations were often compared to Franco-Bosnian Enki Bilal, who received international fame in the 1990s and whose comic novels were made into international box office successes. Tekin was found dead at the entry of his apartment in Arnavutkoy, Istanbul, on July 6. He was 59 years old. His friend and fellow cartoonist Yilmaz Aslanturk said that the cause of his death was a heart attack.

Deaths in the month of July 2017

July (3)
  • [06 Jul 2017] Galip Tekin (Turkish comic book artist for Tuhaf Öyküler), 59, heart attack
  • [06 Jul 2017] Juan Carlos Colombres (Argentine political cartoonist), 94
  • [06 Jul 2017] Joan B. Lee (British-born American writer and voice actress for Spider-Man; wife of Stan Lee), 93, stroke