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Famous Indian Cartoonists

November 3, 2011

Famous Indian Cartoonists

R.K. Laxman
1 The legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman is best known for his creation, “The common man”. He is widely regarded as India’s greatest-ever cartoonist. He started his career with magazine like Swarajya and Blitz. He illustrated his elder brother R. K. Narayan’s stories in The Hindu. He started off as political cartoonist for the free press Journal, before joining the Times of India. His cartoon strip ‘You said it’, which features the common man, is very popular. He created gatu, the popular mascot for Asian Paints.

Bal Thackeray
2 Bal Thackeray started his career as a cartoonist in free Press Journal of Mumbai in 1950s. His cartoon were also published in the Sunday edition of the Times of India and world famous dailies like Asahi Shimboon, Tokyo and the Sunday edition of the New York Times. In 1960, he launched a cartoon weekly, Marmik, with his brother. Realizing the need for a Marathi daily newspaper, he launched a Marathi daily, Saamna on January 23,1989.

Manick Sorcar

3 Manick Sorcar is famous cartoonist and has published his cartoons on over two dozen newspapers and magazines, mostly on his immigrant experiences in America. Socar has published two books of Cartoons- ‘ The melting pot: Indians in America’ and “ Spices” in the Melting Pot.” His cartoons have also appeared in other publications like Hinduism Today, India Tribune, NABC Magazines, Antorik, Anand Bazar Patrika and Paribartan


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