KALDIRIM DESTANI: A LIFE IN TURKISH COMICS

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Kaldırım Destanı – Kaldırımlar Kurdunun Hayatı 1 – 6

Who is Masist Gül?
Masist Gül (1947-2003) with his strong physique was a Turkish actor who played obscure roles in more then 300 hundred movies. In his private life, unknown to the outside world, he was an extraordinary artist. He produced a large amount of collages, drawings and poetry. During the 80’s he conceived and made by hand, using a periodical comic-book format, a series of 6 books with the title Kaldirim Destani – Kaldirimlar Kurdunun Hayati / Pavement Myth – The Life of the Pavement’s Wolf. Bent 001 will be the first existing reproductions of these originals. The story is based on Gül’s own life. It is written in Turkish. As all the texts are in rhyme they cannot be translated without significant loss of meaning. The narrative takes place between 1905 and 1978 in Adana. It is told as a flashback. The protagonist called Kaldirim Fahri / Pavement Fahri is a tough-guy, a mirror image of Bent Pavement Myth.

Bent 001-1: Kaldırım Destanı – Kaldırımlar Kurdunun Hayatı 1

The story is based on Gül’s own life. It is written in Turkish. As all the texts are in rhyme they cannot be translated without significant loss of meaning. The narrative takes place between 1905 and 1978 in Adana. It is told as a flashback.

Book1:The protagonist called Kaldirim Fahri/ Pavement Fahri is a tough-guy, a mirror image of Gül himself, who is telling a group of friends his life story. Whilst talking, he often pauses to fight with his best friend and adversary. The first book is the story of a baby who is found in the toilet by a witch. She calls it ‘bog-rat’ and dedicates herself to torturing the child. She keeps him in the coal shed, when he grows a little she sends him out to beg. From his first day he has to fight and he never stops.

Masist Gul Project is devoted to create soundtracks for the comic-book of Masist Gul called “Pavement Myth – The Life of the Pavement’s Wolf”

The first issue of the book inspired Munimonde aka Munir Tireli and gave him a high motivation to create an audial reflection of the masterpiece. Therefore Munimonde has produced a 36 minute web shared album dedicated to the first issue of the book.

You can download the full version of the album from the link MASISIT GUL PROJECT

In order to have more info about the album visit: KALIDIRIM FARESI

To purchase a copy of the book click KALDIRIM DESTANI BOOK ONE

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