Drawing Citizenship: The Gap by Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu

We are joining forces with The Cartoon Movement to explore perspectives on the upcoming European elections through comics and cartoons. Between 31 March and 25 May 2014, we are inviting comic artists and cartoonists to reflect on European citizenship and the various issues that are currently facing Europe. Everyone is welcome to submit their work. We are selecting one cartoon or comic every week to showcase on our respective websites.

Our first selected work is The Gap by Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu. 

Not only is there a wide gap between the European Union and its citizens, there is also a gap between 'fortress Europe' and the surrounding countries. This cartoon is the first one selected for our project Drawing Citizenship: towards the 2014 European elections through comics & cartoons.

Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu (Kırcaali, Bulgaria, 1970).
Halit graduated from the National High School of Applied Arts Dimitar Dobrovich-Sliven in 1989. In 1991, he emigrated to Bursa in Turkey. Halit is a painter who started to draw cartoons in 2009. He participated to many national and international contests, and his work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions.