Aleksey Kapninsky

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Comic Book Artist, book illustrator; curator of the Comic Books Direction, HSE Art and Design School.
Russia
A professional illustrator, aka Kapych, was born on the banks of the Moscow River in 1960. In his mischievous young years, Kapych loved studying at the Moscow Art School "in memory of 1905", then at the Polygraphic Institute and even a little at the St. Tikhon Orthodox Institute at the Department of Icon Painting, but was expelled by the rapid flow of life.

For some time, he was trying to protect his Motherland from grief in the Baltic Fleet, where he suffered from bullying on the part of the senior officers for "an unpatriotic display of the Red Navy reality in caricatures, denigrating the impeccable image of a Soviet sailor".

In 1982, he was swallowed by the Krokodil (Crocodile) magazine, which is why it soon bit the dust. His first comic books were published by the newspaper "Vechernyaya Moskva", then the COMICS-STUDIO "KOM" was established, where he became friends with irrepressible artists. And that's how the ball started rolling. Еhe publishing houses made the telephone ring off the hook, were fighting with each other and were ready to give Aleksey lots of money, offering him an exciting and well-paid job. The last time our hero sold his freedom to the anthology "Kolobok I Dva Zhirafa" becoming a full-time employee and the most influential artist.

In 1994, the publishing house "Progress" published his brilliant book styled as comic book + Russian book miniature "THE FIRST RUSSIAN PRINCESS", which is still being republished. The European and Russian Middle Ages is one of the few of his favorite topics.

But most of the intelligent people in our country know him by his amazingly funny, mischievous, smart and original comic book "ZHILI-BYLI" (Once Upon a Time). This masterpiece of new Russian graphics has become a classic of our time, and the replicas of his heroes have firmly entered the everyday vocabulary of compatriots and Unified State Exam tests in the literature.

Kapych has repeatedly exhibited his works (painting: Crimea Island, the Wet Moscow Suburbs sketches), easel graphics, illustrations and comic books on the Kuznetsk and Krymsky Bridges claiming that there is no better place for an exhibition in Russia! In Stockholm, his avant-garde illustrations for Bulgakov were quite popular. In Lucca (Italy), Aleksey participated in their Biennale with his graphic works, reflections on the vanity.

During the short breaks between foreign business trips and space flights, Kapych manages to cooperate with publishing houses: TERRA, ROSMEN, SLOVO, BELY GOROD, DROFA, TEKST, ONIKS. The book "Leave My Soul Alone" by Venichka Erofeev with incomparable drawings, published by the KhGS publishing house, brought him a well-deserved high reputation among friends.

Kapych does not sleep, does not eat — he works a lot, follows the era, and regularly washes dirty laundry in public. He is pure, vigorous and bright; his mind is not clouded by the vanity of everyday life and unrestrained desire for profit. He loves people and collects life impressions.

 

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02/10/2020
14:00 — 15:00
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The National Library of the Chuvash Republic
15 Lenin av., Cheboksary
02/10/2020
15:30 — 17:00
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