Mavi’s Happiness

Mavi (blue) is a little girl who likes to paint. Every time she finds an opportunity, she gets a pencil and a paper and draws whatever springs to her mind. However, she does not use any colors. Mavi’s mother sees the condition and is really worried: Colors mean happiness. Is Mavi an unhappy child? Is it worrisome that a little child does not use any colors in her paintings?

While her parents are busy with their worries, Mavi’s path crosses that of a turtle, who bears blue spots on her shell. The turtle introduces her to a painter, who is in fact the famous Turkish painter, poet and writer Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu. And Bedri Rahmi introduces her to Çebiş the shoe painter boy. While days chase each other, Bedri Rahmi, Çebiş and Mavi enjoy painting together…

Mavi’s happiness, written by Simla Sunay and illustrated by Gökçe Akgül, is enthusiastic about introducing readers to one of the immortal names of contemporary Turkish art and hails the memory of master Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu. The book forms around the life philosophy of the painter and also offers a selection of Eyüboğlu’s paintings. This creative and original graphic novel will appeal to art lovers of all ages.

Illustrations: Gökçe Akgül

Graphic Novel, 2012, Desen, 64 pages

Themes: Art, painting, friendship, creativity

Age: 8+



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