Selçuk Demirel was born in Artvin in 1954. He published his illustrations during his high school years in Ankara. While he was studying architecture at the Middle Eastern Technical University, he drew for prominent dailies like Cumhuriyet and Politika. In 1978, Demirel settled in Paris and continued drawing illustration. His illustrations have been published not only in Turkish news papers such as Cumhuriyet, Yeni Yüzyıl and Milliyet and Kitap-lik P, but also in French newspapers including Le Monde Diplomatique, Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur and many other French periodicals. In addition, they have been published in Le Temps (Switzerland), Anna and La Republica (Italy), The Observer and The Guardian Weekly (Britain), The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Selling Power, The Boston Globe and The Harvard Business Review (USA). In 1974, Demirel had his first solo exhibition titled “Akla Kara 1” in Ankara. His books for children, such as “Karga Karga Gak Dedi” which was published in 1981, have been translated into German, French and Japanese.
Reference: tr.wikipedia.org, selcuk-demirel.com, galerinev.com