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The cartoon is the size of nearly two football fields.

The cartoon is the size of nearly two football fields.

Turkish cartoonist Erdil Yaşaroğlu has broken a Guinness world record by drawing the world’s largest cartoon as part of the project coordinated by Samsun Electronics Turkey titled “We have note for Galaxy.”
“We have worked together for Samsung’s special project, and we had much fun. As a result we have created a big project that we can leave to our grandchildren. I hope it will make people who will see it happy,” Yaşaroğlu said.

The cartoon, drawn in the northwestern province of Kırklareli’s Pınarhisar district, is the size of nearly two football fields.

Yaşaroğlu received his Guinness World Records certificate from Samsung Electronics Cell Phones Marketing Director Cem Sezer and Guinness World Records Turkey representative Şeyda Subaşı.

“The cartoon field will turn into a forest with 4,000 trees and a special park with Pınarhisar Municipality’s support. In this way, we want to immortalize the world’s largest cartoon and contribute to the region’s promotion,” Sezer said, adding that the project should be perceived as a social responsibility project.

Starting to draw at the age of 12, Yaşaroglu published his first comics in Gunes newspaper in 1989. The same year he started drawing for Limon, later known as Leman, one of the most famous Turkish humor magazines until 2002. He also took part in many TV shows from 1990 onward. In 2002, he founded Penguen humor magazine with his colleagues. He still owns a website named komikaze.com.

With this record, he has become Turkey’s first cartoonist to be included in Guinness World Records.

January/14/2012

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