Caricaturist (B.1941, Istanbul –
D. 20 April 1999, Istanbul). He graduated from Darüşşafaka High School. Aral
discovered his drawing skills during his secondary education and his first
caricature was published in
In 1968 he started to work in Günaydın newspaper. In this period he also took part in the establishment of Gırgır magazine together with Oğuz Aral and he published a magazine called Fırt in 1976, the Arap Kadri character he drew attracted attention. Aral who wrote articles of comedy played a great role in raising a generation of caricaturists. He is author of a storybook titled Salacak Öyküleri in which he narrated his youth during the 1960s and funny incidents he observed.
REFERENCE: Türkiye Ansiklopedisi (c. 3, s. 885, 1974), Tekin Aral / Salacak Öyküleri (2004, Ölümünün 5. yılında Nilgün Gömüç tarafından yayıma hazırlanan yeni basımında Tekin Aral’ın fotoğraf ve röportajlarına da yer verildi (2004), İhsan Işık / Ünlü Sanatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 5, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013)