Nuri Kurtcebe is a prominent Turkish cartoonist and novelist, who was born in Muğla. He enrolled at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 1970 and was for many years a contributor to Girgir magazine. He worked under the guidance of grandmaster Oguz Aral, and is the creator of 'Gaddar Davut' (1971), a character from the Seljuq Empire.
By 1985 he created the primitive hero 'Mokok' for a daily feature in the newspaper Hürriyet. He turned to drawing in a realistic style in a later stage of his career, like for the book he made with the famous Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet called 'Kuvayi Milliye' (2014).