Erdoğan Karayel was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1956. He studied art at the Marmara University in Istanbul, where he graduated in 1982. He started his professional comics career in 1977, when his work was published in magazines Carsaf, Ses and Girgir. Several albums of his work appeared, such as 'Renk-Leke-Cizgi', 'En Gurbettekiler, Bir warmis Bir Yokmus', 'Hans and Hasan' and 'Siyahbeyazofkelerim'. He had many exhibitions of his work and received several awards.