The pen is the tongue of the mind. Cartoonists use pen, pencil and brush as their weapons of native sense of humour and satire that concern the people all over the world. They sketch the reality of social life and living related to politics, social illness as well as goodness too.
Ramanan Govindan is a Madurai-based cartoonist showcasing his talents in books and magazines in English and Tamil. Books like Ambulimama, Chandamama, Amar Chitra Katha, Gokulam, Bal Vihar, and Champak inspired him to become what he is today!
Attupurathu Mathew Abraham was an Indian cartoonist, journalist, and author. In the span of 40 years, Abu Abraham worked for various national and international newspapers including The Bombay Chronicle, Shankar's Weekly, Blitz, Tribune, The Observer and more. His merciless attack upon the corruption in politics punch lines never missed the mark.
Did you know Bal Keshav Thackeray began his professional career as a cartoonist with the English-language daily The Free Press Journal in Mumbai, but he left the paper in 1960 to form his own political weekly, Marmik!
Biswajit Balasubramaniam began his journey as a pocket cartoonist for the Frontline and Madras Musings contributing two cartoons a month and later freelanced for various newspapers and magazines.
Every year on 5th May, National Cartoonists Day is celebrated. In 1999, the National Cartoonist Society launched this celebration. Cartoonists Day has been created to pay tribute to Outcault and his incredible creativity and thoughts of the Yellow Kid.