Suat Yalaz is confirmed dead at the age of 88.
Suat was best known as a Turkish comic book artist (Karao─član).
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Suat Yalaz
Born(1932-01-01)1 January 1932
├çi├žekda─č─▒, K─▒r┼čehir, Turkey
Died3 March 2020(2020-03-03) (aged 88)
Istanbul, Turkey
Notable works
Son Osmanl─▒ Yand─▒m Ali
Suat Yalaz (1 January 1932 ÔÇô 3 March 2020) was a Turkish comic book artist, foremost known as the creator of the character Karao─član.
1 Early career
2 French works
2.1 Gi-Toro
3 Later career
4 References
Early career
Graduated from Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts, Yalaz began working as a cartoonist in Turkish press and his chef d'┼ôuvre Karao─član began to be published in the daily Ak┼čam in 1962, later to be published as a comics magazine by 1963.
French works
In 1970, Yalaz settled in France where he created two French language Arab adaptations/spinoffs of Karao─član; Changor (1971) for ├ëditions de Lut├Ęce and K├ębir (or K├ębir l'invincible; first series 1971 - 1975, second series 1975 - 1977) for Soci├ęt├ę Fran├žaise de Presse Illustr├ęe, which were destined for Maghreb readers and had considerable reception particularly in Algeria. He also created the Western comics series Ringo (1971 - 1972) and Sony (1972 - 1974) for Soci├ęt├ę Fran├žaise de Presse Illustr├ęe.
Between 1979 and 1981 Yalaz used the pseudonym Gi-Toro for two magazines (D├ętective Strictement Priv├ę and Super Flic) featuring the popular private investigator character Pat Magnum. A prolific comic book creator, he has also written and drawn a large number of adult comics particularly in the 1980s under the same pseudonym (sometimes as Jimmy Toro) for several French magazines, which include African Love (re-released in series Sex Negros and Eros Negro), Emma (Anna from 1980 to 1982), Futurella, Kora, Lady Sex, Lovisex, Sadissimo, Satanika, Satarella, and Sylvia.
Later career
In 2002 he was named Turkish cartoonist of the year. He wrote the comic that was adapted into the film Son Osmanl─▒ Yand─▒m Ali in 2006. His later work involved the script for a new Karao─član film planned for release in 2013.
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