Shirozhan is an international group of independent non-governmental cartoons has that no dependence (neither material nor spiritual), no trend, and no party organization. “Shirozhan” is the name of the Persian mythological athlete who one day in hunting when a lion attacked the King, he defeat the lion using no weapon, and then the king called him Shirozhan means “fierce lion”.
Shirozhan wants “cartoon for the cartoon” and won’t challenge various goals, especially political purposes!
Shirozhan strives for pure cartoons, and to develop professional-looking to revive this influential Visual art. In our view, the cartoonist is an artist and Shirozhan is a base for maintaining his/her position.
We’re now very glad that Artists can exchange ideas through this site, in a healthy atmosphere for discussions and specialized professional criticisms.
Shirozhan Cartoon group was formed in 1999 by Hamidreza Mosayebi, Morteza Azarkheil, and Keyvan Paydar. Although we had such broad ambitions in mind, at first we could not believe that our activity has got that widespread. – And with NO exaggeration. After several years Shirozhan got stronger as Paolo Dalponte (Italy) and Mohsen Rasulof (RIP) were added as permanent members of the group. There’s No doubt that the loss of Mohsen Rasulof will never be filled and our debtor and remembering him – who sincerely put his whole effort into the group- will NEVER be forgotten either.
Shirozhan has a great and friendly connection with all Iranian and foreign professional and amateur cartoonists and caricaturists.
Shirozhan, not only for having a fixed foreign member (Paolo Dalponte, from Italy) But because of the global activities & communications is an international one. Soon the English section of our site will also be launched to set our international reputation. For more complete and accurate information about our activities so far, please check “Activities”.
We have held 9 annual exhibitions, in all of which the cartoonists from around the world -considered honorary guests – have presented their numerous original works, making Shirozhan much more consistent & reliable among professional cartoonists.
Group Members Introduction:
Hamidreza Mosayebi (Manager)
Education: Graduated with an M.A. in Illustration
Profession: Cartoonist, Illustrator, Graphic designer, and professor of fine art universities.
Prizes: Many national and international cartoon prizes, such as:
1st prize of the 39th World Gallery of Cartoons, Skopje, Macedonia, 2011
1st prize of the 2nd Turhan Selcuk Cartoon Competition, Turkey, 2012
1st prize of the Anti-Terrorism International Cartoon Contest, Iran, 2012
Jury member of some national international cartoon contests
Education: M.A. for Painting
Profession: Graphic designer
Prizes: Some national and international prizes such as:
1st prize of the Umiouri Shimbon International Cartoon Contest, (teenager section), Japan, 1998
Education: M.A. for Visual Arts of Rome Art College
Profession: Cartoonist, Painter, Illustrator. member of the Andromeda Art Institute
Prizes: Many national and international prizes such as:
Grand prize Amoristi A Marostica
Jury member of many international cartoon contests