BIO Vesselin

Veselin Chakarov is a Bulgarian artist, born in Varna. His areas of expertise are comic books pencilling, inking and colouring,
watercolour illustration and oil and watercolour painting. He is a member of the UBA (Union of Bulgarian Artists, Comics Section).
He has participated in international comic book projects, biennials of graphic arts and watercolour. He also has several solo exhibitions.
Veselin illustrates novels, historical books and encyclopedias, related to the activities of Vazdigane Foundation and presented
at the Historical Park in Bulgaria. His inspiration comes from music, history and literature.

COMIC BOOKS:
2021 KATANA: The Pirates of Moon Lake, Petrov M., Markosia Enterprises
2020 IVAYLO, Petrov M., Historical Park
2018 KHAN KUBRAT, Petrov M., Historical Park, Vazdigane Foundation
2017 A QUARTER OF INFINITY, Kozhuharov A., Terra Balkanica
2017  Comic books: KHAN KRUM, KHAN TERVEL, KHAN OMURTAG, SPARTACUS , KING TERES, KING REZ, KHAN KOTRAG, Petrov M., Historical Park
2016 SHINO, graphic novel, Petrov M., Terra Balkanica
2008 Comic books: RUMENA, KING IVAN-ALEKSANDAR, KING SIMEON, EECC Comics
2007 Comics, Limbus Region Magazine , EECC Comics

Illustrations:
2021  OVECH- Тhrough the eyes of the eagle, Simeonova Tzv., Historical Park
2020  THE SONS OF GREAT BEAR, Welskopf-Henrich  L.,Together Academy
2019-2020 KING KALOYAN, illustrated encyclopedia, Petrov M., Historical Park
2019 LAMYA EOOD, novel, part 3, Troshanov M., Faeton
2019 PROTOBULGARIAN TALES, Petrov M., Angelova M., Historical Park
2019 KHAN TERVEL, illustrated encyclopedia, Petrov M., Historical Park
2018 SPARTACUS, illustrated encyclopedia, Petrov M., Historical Park
2018 THE WORLD OF THE THRACIANS, Petrov M., Historical Park
2018 LAMYA EOOD, novel, part 2, Troshanov M., Faeton
2018 THRACIAN TALES, Petrov M., Angelova M., Historical Park
2017 KHAN ALTZEK, novel, Petrov M., Vazdigane Fondation
2016 SAGA OF IRONHAND WARRIOR, novel, Petrov M., Gaiana
2016 LAMYA EOOD, novel, part 1, Troshanov M., Faeton

Solo art exhibitions:
Painting:
2021 “Songs of Time”, Gallery Steiner, Vienna, Austria
2014 “Captured moments”, Artea Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2013 “In two profiles”, Artea Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2012 “Colours of Sea”, Artea Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2010 “The Giant Shore”, OT-TO Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2006 Exhibition at Art Gallery Boris Georgiev, Varna, Bulgaria
2003 Art Show in Kavarna, Bulgaria
2002 Art Show at Artea Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
Graphic Art
1999 Art show at Bulart Gallery, Varn

Group art exhibitions:
2021 2nd International exhibition Historical painting, Historical Park, Bulgaria-special award of the University of Veliko Tarnovo “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”
2020  1st International exhibition Historical painting, Historical Park, Bulgaria-2nd prize
2019  17th International Comics Festival -Belgrade, Serbia
2017  Second National Comics Exhibition COMICS EXPO ,Sofia,Bulgaria
2016  International Triennial Watercolour & Spirit, Art Gallery Boris Georgiev, Varna, Bulgaria
2016  Exhibition Visible- Invisible, Graffiti Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2014  International Exhibition COMICS EXPO Sofia,Bulgaria
2013  1st National Exhibition of Bulgarian Comics, Sofia, Bulgaria
2013  11th International Comics Festival -Belgrade, Serbia
2011  3rdInternational exhibition of EX – LIBRIS, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 16th International Print Biennial,Varna,Bulgaria
2010  8th International comics festival -Belgrade, Serbia
2010  Six Artists from Varna, Art Gallery Boris Georgiev, Varna, Bulgaria
2004 International Print Biennial, Gabrovo,Bulgaria
2003 Lessedra Second World Art PrintAnnual miniprint,Sofia,Bulgaria
2003 12th International Print Biennial,Varna,Bulgaria
2001  11th International Print Biennial,Varna,Bulgaria
2000 International Print Biennial MINIARE, Canada

Illustrations for documentary movies:

2015 VELIKO TARNOVO-IN TNE HEART OF THE HISTORY, director Kaloyan Nikolov, Black Stamp Studio. The movie was awarded at festivals in Poland, Serbia and Cannes (Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards).

2013 VILLA ARMIRA- A REVIVED LEGEND, director Kaloyan Nikolov, Black Stamp Studio