Monday, March 23, 2015

Madhu Omallur bags CARTOONIST K S PILLAI MEMORIAL FREELANCE  CARTOONIST AWARD 2015. Award of Rs.10001/-,  sponsored by Cartoonist Sukumar in memorial of his cartoon guru Late K S Pillai,  will be distributed in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Academy to be held at Ernakulam on 26th April 2015.


 Madhu Omallur


 K S Pillai

Madhu Omallur (Dr.P.Madhusoodanan Pillai) was born on 28-10-1954 at Omallur, Pathanamthita Dt, as fourth son of Sri.T.P.Parameswaran Pillai and Smt.T.N.Bhanumathi Amma.

Madhu Omallur, having Doctorate Degree in Newspaper Management, has more than 35 years of experience in journalism as editor and cartoonist in leading dailies in Malayalam, English and Hindi. He is recipient of several awards like Dr.Ambedkar Fellowship National Award. 

He is founder director of Shri Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust. He served as Director of State Resource Centre , Director Jan Shikshan Sanstan under Human Resource Development, GOI, Director Bharat Sevak Samaj  and several other important posts. Since 2001 he has been publishing  WITNESS-The Analytical Journal of India, independently.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


                       School : (1)Anjana S.Raj, Kottayam
                                     (2)Prabhu Babu, Attingal

                       College: (1)Munaz M Z, Edakochi
                                    (2) Hareesh C, Palakkad
                                    (3) Dancy Stephen, Kottayam

                        Public:  (1) Sethu Varma,Changanaserry
                                    (2)Mini C P, Piravam
                                    (3) Indu K R, Kochi

              Public : (1)Ajesh K, Thripunithura
                          (2) Pankajakshan Vellur
                          (3)Eipe Peter, Chingavanam

Entries received for Cartoon- School/College were not up to the mark. Hence no winners.

Prizes for the winners will be distributed at a function to be held at Ernakulam on Sunday, 26th April 2015 afternoon.
Venue will be intimated later.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

dear friends and members,
Late M.V.Devan,the noted painter,illustrator,sculptor,orator etc..etc of yester years of Kerala again discussing...KCA ,in association with Orthic Creative Centre and   Nanappa Art Gallery(Ernakulam-kochi) is going to be conducted an exhibition of Devan caricatures as part of the commemoration...All are requested to send their works to   at the earliest.The exhibition is scheduled to be started from 10 th march 2015 onwards.
                                                        MS Mohanachandran
Barely a fortnight after celebrated cartoonist R K Laxman passed into the ages, his contemporary and fellow cartoonist, Rajinder Puri, died on Monday. 
A political cartoonist with publications like Hindustan Times, the Indian Express and the Statesman, Puri was also a co-founder of the Janata Party in the 1970s. 
Kerala Cartoon Academy extends  heartfelt condolences on behalf of its members

Sunday, February 15, 2015

As announced, KCA has marked its presence in the KOCHI-MUZRIS BEINNALE with an authentic performance.Yes , our masterpiece craft of caricaturing again conquered the spectators ashore the vascodagama square,at Fort Kochi so heartily. Our stalwarts and warriors of caricaturing have assembled unanimously, as the manifestation of an offering, gathers the attention of the spectators very deeply.
Sri.Anjan sathish, though ,is suffering from his cerebral palsy related ailments ,has flown his brush with a difference. Doubtlessly we can feature him as the prodigy of the era, as highlighted by our former President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdulkalam once when he luckily happened to witnessed his performance.This was quietly remembered by our chief guest Sri Dominic Presentation M.L.A in his inaugural speech was received by the mob with a thundering applause is the scale of the mounting popularity of this genius. Apart from him, a large number of cartoonists and caricaturists actively taken part to sketch the foreign and the domestic tourists as well. KCA Chairman Sri.Aravindan, and Jayaraj Vellur [v.c men],Karthika Kattanam[Jnt.sec},Rethish revi, Madoos, Anoop, Rakesh ansera, santhosh, Basheer keezhseri,p u nowshad, suresh davanchi plays the lead role.Sri. Manoj Mathasseril,the EC member and the coordinator of the function did his every effort to arrange the gala as a prodigious event.
Sri Bose Krishnamachary and Sri .Riyaz comu,the very back bone of biennale, were attended.

Friday, February 13, 2015

As you know,the ongoing edition of Kochi-Muzris biennale,the showcasing of art and culture in a different perspective,gathers momentum as it envisaged. We the  responsible cartoonists fraternity wholeheartedly join hands with this incredible art gala of our own time with our  unique  as well as more popular stuff ,the on the spot caricaturing and cartooning under the banner 'CARTOONISTS @ BEINNALE'. All are requested to assemble at the VASCODAGAMA SQUARE,Fort kochi around noon on Saturday(3pm to 5pm) the 14th of february 2015.All the necessary materials will be provided.Request your presence and support to complement the function as a grand success.
Sri.Dominic Presantation M.L.A ,Sri.Antony Kureethara,Corporation Councillor, are the Chief guests.Sri Bose Krishnamachary and Sri.Riyaz Comu,the very sculptors of Biennale will also take part.
Kerala Cartoon Academy 
Mob: 8281194851  / 9388601005 (Chairman)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

dear friends and cartoonists,

Kochi muziris biennale, the much acclaimed and celebrated mega art extravaganza of last year, again comes,land marked and anchored  its ceremonious presence in the Queen of Arabian sea.This time,KCA decides to extend our warm support to the cross section and the index of our profound cultural tradition,with an on the spot doodling along Fort Kochi and Mattamcherry,on 14th of february 2015 after noon.All the cartoonists and the like minded are requested to come over the  venue in time.Those who are interested to visit the different venues,.inform the KCA office bearers well in advance for necessary arrangements. 
                                                                  MS Mohanachandran
                                                          Kerala Cartoon Academy
                                                               Mob: 8281194851    

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Those acerbic sketches poking fun at the politics of the day and the wry but pointed humour of `common man' have become a part of Indian psyche.
Commemorating the life and works of cartoonist R K Laxman, who passed away recently , the Kerala Cartoon Academy organised an exhibition of his works, `Lakshmanarekhakal', at Nanappa Art Gallery on Sunday .
Around 60 works of the late cartoonist were presented at the exhibition, which will go on till February 3.
“These are the voices of common man, which caught the attention of authorities, and sought possible solutions,“ said Hibi Eden MLA, who inaugurated the exhibition.
“They served as warning for authorities,“ he said. The exhibits included works from the `You Said It' comic strip which appeared in The Times of India. The strip chronicled Indian life and politics through the eyes of the common man.
“Like Shankar, Laxman was university whose passing will remain an eternal loss,“ said the chairman of Kerala Cartoon Academy Aravindakshan P.
“One might think it's simple.But time has proved that only Laxman can do such works,“ he added.
“His works breathe life. If you look at any of them, you see minute details like the road on which there is a cow, or a post where there is a crow...Things that you really see around,“ he said, adding that recognition for cartoons has fallen considerably like freedom of expression.
“The way a cartoonist deals with a social issue and the way a reader interprets it must ideally be synchronised. This happened in Laxman's times. Today , unfortunately such a condition does not exist and this hinders our freedom to express,“ said former chairman K C A Prasannan Anickad.
“Sensitive issues like terrorism or religion cannot be taken up by a cartoonist as it would leave us in a `CharlieHebdo' situation,“ said another member of the academy .
The Kerala Cartoon Academy will also organise workshops and exhibitions in the coming days on road safety and drug control for budding artists.
Feb 02 2015 : The Times of India (Kochi)
Kerala Cartoon Academy  invites entries for its Annual Cartoon- Caricature Competitions at three level viz for school students, college students and general public.

Subject for the contests:

              Cartoon :-  '' Lahari ''

              Caricature :-  '' K M Mani ''

Pictures should be drawn in A-4 size paper in Black and White .

Last Date for submitting entries  : 28th February, 2015.

Address:    Kerala Cartoon Academy, "Krishna" ,
(MNRA-53),  Kollammuri Road,
 Edappally Toll, Edappally P.O, Kochi-682024

Awards to winners will be distributed in a function at Kochi during the last week of April 2015.

MS Mohanachandran
Kerala Cartoon Academy

Mob: 8281194851  / 9388601005 (Chairman)