BIO Vesselin

Veselin Chakarov was born in Varna on 14 September 1972.
In 1998 he graduated from Veliko Turnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” with a Masters in Painting, taught by Prof. Alexander Terziev.
Veselin works in the field of painting, illustration, and comics.
He has participated in international projects, biennials of graphics and watercolors, two documentaries, and several solo exhibitions.
His main work is illustrating historical literature, related to the activities of the Foundation Vazdigane and presented at the Historical Park in Bulgaria – the largest cultural attraction in the world.
He lives and works in Varna, Bulgaria.

ILLUSTRATION WORK

2019-2020 KING KALOYAN, ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV, HISTORICAL PARK

2019 LAMYA EOOD, NOVEL, PART3, WRITER MARIN TROSHANOV, FAETON

COMICS BOOKS

2019 PROTOBULGARIEN TALES, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV AND MARIELA ANGELOVA, HISTORICAL PARK

2019 KHAN TERVEL, ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV, HISTORICAL PARK

2018 SPARTACUS, ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV, HISTORICAL PARK

2018 THE WORLD OF THE THRAKIANS,ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV, HISTORICAL PARK

2018 LAMYA EOOD, NOVEL, PART2, WRITER MARIN TROSHANOV, FAETON

2018 THRACIAN TALES, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV AND MARIELA ANGELOVA, HISTORICAL PARK

2017 KHAN ALTZEK, NOVEL, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV, FONDATION VAZDIGANE

2016 SAGA OF IRONHAND WARRIOR, NOVEL, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV, GAIANA

2019 LAMYA EOOD, NOVEL, PART1, WRITER MARIN TROSHANOV, FAETON

COMICS BOOKS:

2018  A QUARTER OF INFINITY, ENGLISH EDITION,  WRITER ASEN KOJUHAROV, TERRA BALKANICA

2018  KHAN KUBRAT, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV, HISTORICAL PARC, FOUNDATION VAZDIGANE

2017  A QUARTER OF INFINITY, BULGARIAN AND RUSSIAN EDITIONS,  WRITER ASEN KOJUHAROV, TERRA BALKANICA

2017- COMICS BOOKS:KHAN KRUM, KHAN TERVEL,KHAN OMURTAG, SPARTACUS-PART1 AND PART 2, KING TERES, KING REZ, KHAN KOTRAG), WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV, HISTORICAL PARC

2013,2016  SHINO,GRAPHIC NOVEL, WRITER MIROSLAV PETROV,TERRA BALKANICA

2008  COMICS RUMENA, CHAVDAR, KING IVAN-ALEKSANDAR, KING SIMEON KHAN ASPARUH,EECC COMICS

2007 COMICS EPISODES IN LIMBUS REGION MAGAZINE ,EECC COMICS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 EXHIBITION-PAINTING, CAPTURED MOMENTS -ACTIV ART GALLERY,VARNA,BULGARIA

2013 EXHIBITION-PAINTING, IN TWO PROFILES -ACTIV ART GALLERY,VARNA,BULGARIA

2012 EXHIBITION-PAINTING, THE COLORS OF THE SEA -ACTIV ART GALLERY,VARNA,BULGARIA

2010 EXHIBITION-PAINTING THE BIG COAST,GALLERY OT-TO,VARNA,BULGARIA

2006 EXHIBITION-PAINTING ,GALLERYVARNA,BULGARIA

2003 EXIBITION-PAINTING, KAVARNA,BULGARIA

2002 EXHIBITION-PAINTING, ARTEA CENTRE,VARNA,BULGARIA

1999 EXHIBITION-GRAPHIC-SMALL SIZE,GALLERY BULART,VARNA,BULGARIA

PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITIONS:

2019  17TH INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL -BELGRADE, SERBIA

2017  II INTERNATIONAL COMICS EXHIBITION COMICS EXPO- SOFIA, BULGARIA

2016 VISIBLE-INVISIBLE, GRAPHITI GALLERY, VARNA

2016 INTERNATIONAL AQUARELLES TRIENNIAL-CITY GALLERY-VARNA

2014 INTERNATIONAL COMICS EXHIBITION COMICS EXPO- SOFIA, BULGARIA

2013 FIRST NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF BULGARIAN COMICS- SOFIA, BULGARIA

2013  11TH INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL -BELGRADE, SERBIA

2012 FLASHBACK OF  THE MODERN COMIC IN VARNA

2011 INTERNATIONAL EXLIBRIS ANNUAL,ISTAMBUL,TURKEY

2011 16TH INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL,VARNA,BULGARIA

2010  8TH INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL – BELGRADE,SERBIA

2004 INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL,GABROVO,BULGARIA

2003 12TH INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL,VARNA,BULGARIA

2001 11TH INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL,VARNA,BULGARIA

2000 BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE D’ESTAMPES MINIATURE DE

MONTREAL   (MINIARE),CANADA

ANOTHER PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS:

2016- PARTICIPATION in comics album „Vekovnici”

2015- Comics illustration for movie  ”VELIKO TARNOVO-IN TNE HEART OF THE HISTORY”. Director  Kaloyan  Nikolov. The movie was awarded to festivals in Poland, Serbia and Cannes in 2016.

2013 Comics illustration for movie  ”VILLA ARMIRA- A REVIVED LEGEND”

Director  Kaloyan  Nikolov

2012 Illustrations for Famous Bulgarians, Illustrated library

2011 Exhibition-painting, historical portraits, Gallery OT-TO,Varna,Bulgaria