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Introducing Cartoonist Marian Kamensky

The Desert Independent

March 22, 2009

We are proud to introduce the cartoons of international artist Marian Kamenskỳ to The Desert Independent.

Marian was born April 1, 1957, in Levoce Slovakia where his father worked as a Forester. He spent his evenings in the light of a kerosene lamp, because the forester house where they lived didnít have electricity.

When he was 12, they moved to the village of Hrachovo, where he began drawing. He attended public school where he made excellent grades, except in art class, where he made Bís and Cís. When he finished school, he worked as a glass blower, in Poltar.

Two years later he moved to Prague in the Czech Republic, where he worked setting up props at Vinohrady Theater.

In 1981, he moved to Hamburg, Germany where studied Lithography at Hamburg Arts College.

In 1982, he began illustrating for the satirical books of Gabriel Laub. He also did illustrations for adventure books by Rubiger Nehbegran, and the Biology Zoology literature of Christina Kuhl.

For a number of years, his work has been published in several newspapers and magazines in Europe, including Die Zeit, Deutsches Allgemeines Sonntagsblatt, Nebelspalter, Eulenspiegel Hanager, Wetermanns Monatshefte, Hamburg Abendblatt and Dikobraz, and in the United States Penthouse and Cosmos Magazines.

In 2001, he returned to Slovakia, where he is now living and working in Rimavska Sobota.

Since 2004, he has been drawing cartoons for Pravda, Extra Rohac (in Switzerland), and Health Helsana.

Since 2007 his cartoons have appeared in Wiener Zeitung (Wiener Journal), New Statesman magazine and Manager Magazine in Germany, and in both the US and Slovic versions of Playboy Magazine.

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