Turhan Selçuk was born in Milas in 1922. He graduated from the Adana Boys’ High School. In 1941, he published his first caricature in Adana’s Türk Sözü newspaper. In 1942, he joined the drawing staff at Akbaba magazine. He worked as a caricaturist for dailies such as Milliyet, Akşam and Yeni Istanbul as well as at various magazines. He was the founder and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Caricaturists Association. In 1957, at Milliyet, he started drawing the Abdülcanbaz character, for which he was famous. He transferred the character to theatre, which became very popular. He worked on printmaking at The Çamlıca House of Art in 1985 and in 1996 and at IMOGA in 2005. He died in Istanbul in 2010.