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BIOGRAPHY

--Born in Anatolia right after Ice Age! He published his first cartoon in local political Cavewalls at 35.000 B.C.!! . In the following years, he published his work in several humor magazines and newspapers. He also illustrated children's books and greeting cards. After moving to U.S. before C. Colombus, he worked on graphic and textile design.

His first comics were published in WORLD WAR 3 Illustrated. His creation CAVEMAN appeared in HEAVY METALin 1993. In 1997 CAVEMAN stories are collected as a graphic novel by NBM. His collaboration with writer Joel Rose and Amos Poe produced the mystery book LA PACIFICA (282 pages) for Paradox/DC Comics in 1994. He inked 4 issues of The DREAMING for VERTIGO/DC. Meanwhile, work of his can be found in all Paradox The BIG BOOK OF... collections.

His erotics books BUSHWHACKED, CAVE BANG #1, #2, #3, #4, PET, FLESHPOT, LEWD MOANA and ORIENT SEXPRESS #1, #2, #3, #4 have been published by EROS COMIX. He also produces erotic drawings for several magazines in U.S. (Screw, Hustler etc.) and in Europe (Penthouse COMIX in Spain, Blue in Italy etc.)

He has self published 4 CAVEMAN comic books. A hard cover graphic novel ( as it has been picked as "a book of month" by FNAC in France) has been published by French publisher 2L PRODUCTIONS. Caveman comic book just relased in Spain in 2001 by DUDE Comics. Also in Turkey, CAVEMAN series has been published in several major newspapers such as Yeni Yuzyil, RADIKAL and FHM.

He created an other comic strip character called CAVE'N. He worked on  animated CAVEMAN  and still working on his new project animated JUNKIDZ shorts . He tought a course on Sequential Art: How Comics Rule at the School of Visual Arts in New York and now lives in Williamsburg, BROOKLYN.

Latest news:

-All his Erotic books and Caveman work have started to publish in Holland by Libripress Publishing House!

-Also from now on Caveman strips  can be seen in Guangzhou Daily newspaper  in China!