What is it about?

Tipitip, promoted as ‘your cheerful friend’, not only presented accessible visuals for its audience but also introduced rich content ranging from sports to opera, occupations to traffic, transmitting valuable visual information in each illustration.

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Why is it important?

The Tipitip bubblegum comics, similar to their contemporaries, achieved more than just market success; they benefited their audience, especially children, by reaching even small towns and initiating literary engagement.


Collaborating on this article with Dinç and meeting famous artist Bülent Arabacıoğlu in person was a great pleasure.

Ilgim Veryeri Alaca
Koc Universitesi

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This page is a summary of: Illustrating Tipitip bubblegum comics in Turkey: Transformation, outreach, humour and literacy engagement, Studies in Comics, June 2018, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/stic.9.1.7_1.
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