About

Kiro MavrovI graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia (1978) in Illustration and ever since I have been a freelance artist. I have illustrated more than 60 books and textbooks for children and grownups. Some of the titles are: Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Astrid Lindgren’s Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter, Jacques Prevert’s Tales for Naughty Children, Parkinson’s Law by C. N. Parkinson, Biography of Branislav Nusic, Tartarin de Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet, etc.

Texts with humorous and satirical spirit as well as poetic-metaphoric usually are my choice for illustrations. I have been contributing illustrations to various publishing houses, magazines, newspapers such as Nebelspalter, Sw Oilenspiegel-D, Kultura etc. Nowadays I am digitalizing some of my illustrations and they are published in different websites. Some of them can be seen in Glasove.com and of course in Galley > Educational.

At the same time I do paintings, graphic art, easel drawings, which I show in group and solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and Europe. Latest solo exhibition was in 2009 in Barcelona, Spain with my paintings. Another interesting one and a little bit different was “Drawings, mechanisms, paintings”, shown in Sofia, Varna and Plovdiv. Photos of the mechanisms can be seen here.
I also have won various prizes, including First Prize and Third Prize at the International Biennial of Humour, Gabrovo; First Prize and Second Prize at the National Exhibition of Illustration, Sofia; First Prize at the International Biennial of Sport Cartoons, Ancona, Italy, etc.

If you want to work with me or just saying “Hi!” feel free to contact me using the Contact page or visit my Facebook page.