Tolga Cemal Sümer
He was born on February 22, 1982 in Istanbul. His biggest hobby since childhood has been drawing.
At the age of 17, he entered the Painting department of Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts with second place, but he thought that the painting department was not for him. One year later, he entered Mimar Sinan University-Stage Decoration Design department.
Subsequently, realizing that school was not for him, he took a break from his education and started working as a cartoonist in Kemik humor magazine in 2002.
Respectively; He drew cartoons for many years in Kemik, Lombak, Penguen and Gırgır humor magazines. In addition, he made designs and storyboards for various advertising agencies.
He retired from cartooning in 2011 and started practicing tattoo art. He established his own studio towards the end of 2011 and put it into operation in 2012. He won a total of 5 awards in the realistic, portrait and Best of Show categories at the 2014 and 2015 Istanbul Tattoo Convention.
He worked at BigFella Art (formerly Comics Tattoo) untill 2023, which he founded in 2011.
Now he is working at Guru Tattoo, San Diego, CA.
After working in the tourism and TV series & film sectors
He has been a manager in the education sector for many years.
Now he works as Tolga Sümer’s manager.