ASKIN AYRANCIOGLU was born in the village of Bağlıca in Boyabat district of Sinop (Turkey) in the autumn of 1969. He went to elementary school in the village, then, secondary school and high school was completed in Eskişehir free pension school. In 1991, he finished the Painting Department of Samsun Ondokuzmayıs University.

He has been working on painting, cartoon, photography, graphic and criticism since 1987. He has published a criticism book titled "Thousands of Hope Falling from the Face" in 2000 and a children's novel that named "Art Road-1 / The Way Towered Free Pension School” in 2005.

The cartoons of Ayrancıoğlu started in 1987, he won more than 100 awards from national and international cartoon competitions till today, took place in the personal and mixed exhibitions, albums, newspapers and magazines at home and abroad. In addition, the cartoon museums of those Yugoslavia, Cyprus, Turkey, Romania, USA, Japan, and Italy also have his works.

He was also the publishing director of Inat as "earth humor", the artist who acquitted in 2004 for two years of trial for his cartoons criticizing crime and torture in his country, and who still draws on the column of "Cizduşun" in Sancı literary-art magazine.

Ayrancıoğlu is a jury member in many national and international cartoon competitions. Presently, in a boarding school, "Visual Arts" is giving education as a teacher and educating cartoonists and painters of the future.

He was selected "The Teacher of the Year" in 2012 in Turkey. He was also awarded as "International Best Humour Artist" artist in China in 2017. He has two children, a son named Daglar Umut, and a daughter named Didar Askin.


2007-Topict “Global Warming” International Guangxi City College Cartoon Contest - “Gold Medal” – CHINA
2007- International Olimpic Cartoon Contest “First Prize”- CHINA
2007- International Pernambuco (FIQH) Cartoon Contest “Honorable Mention ”- BRAZIL
2008- Corum Tail of Journalist 2nd International Cartoon Contest “First Prize”- TURKEY
2008- Cartoonet International Cartoon Contest “Honorable Prize”- IRAN
2008-1st International Manisa Mesir Cartoon Contest “Jury Private Prize”- TURKEY
2008- İrancartoon international “Gazze” Cartoon Contest “honorable prize”-IRAN
2010- 18. international Daejeon cartoon contest “Best Cartoon Prize”- South KOREA
2010- 30. İnternational Nasreddin Hoca Cartoon competition “Special Prize”- TURKEY
2011-Second Master Cup International Illustration Biennial “Excellent Prize”-CHINA
2012- 2. international Gold Panda cartoon and illustration contest “Special Prize”- CHINA
2012- 5. İnternational Molla Nasreddin Cartoon Contest “Gold Medal”-AZERBAIJAN
2012- 21. international Daejeon cartoon contest “Best Cartoon Prize”- South KOREA
2013- S.Demirel Üniversity international cartoon contest “Success Prize”-TURKEY
2013- Izmir international cartoon contest, “Third Prize”-TURKEY
2013- Association of Izmir Bosniak, international cartoon contest “First Prize”-TURKEY
2013- 22. international Saejeon cartoon contest “Best Cartoon Prize”- South KOREA
2013- Institute of Secondary Education of Spilimbergo, Fax for Peace/Fax for Tolerance international cartoon contest “Success Prize”- İTALY
2016-36. İnternational Nasreddin Hoca Cartoon Contest, “Jury Special Prize”-TURKEY
2017- 1. İnternational Wise City Kocaeli Cartoon Contest, “First Prize”-TURKEY