Baris Uygur (Turkey)

Baris Uygur started to work for comic magazines with age 16, in 1994. Between 1994 and 2004 he wrote for weekly magazines Pişmiş Kelle, Gırgır, Çete, and Alarm. He also was the editor-in-chief in Alarm magazine. In 2007, he co-founded the weekly Uykusuz magazine and its Subsidiary Murekkep Publishing, which published over 100 comic books and graphic novels. Uykusuz magazine, in which Uygur also took the duty of editor-in-chief become the most selling weekly magazine in Turkey with up to 100 thousand copies during the Gezi Uprising weeks and an average of 70 thousand copies weekly between 2007 and 2014. In 2018, he founded the Interdictum Verlag in Berlin, Germany; with the intention of creating a safe haven in case the publication in Turkey becomes impossible because of censorship or obstruction in distribution. Currently he is publishing the digital edition of Uykusuz Magazine via Interdictum Verlag in Berlin worldwide. He writes humorous crime-fictions as well and he has published two novels and several detective stories. His novels are translated into German too. Baris Uygur holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a second bachelor’s degree in History. Currently he lives and works in Berlin.