Sunday, August 10, 2014

      
The spectators have simply remembered that things again…Event which  taken place at Kottayam around three years back as CARICATURE PADAYANI ,a charity oriented program conducted along with the state youth festival at Thirunakkara maidan, to help the victims of endosulphan. Though the venue and occasion are totally different,the people who sat in front of the caricaturists  for being portrayed were quite aware of the faces they acquainted with.The caricature event conducted by Kerala Cartoon Academy as part of the Shankers painting competition ,organized by the Darsana cultural centre was unique in every sense especially with the overwhelming response of the participants. The prog. Was formally inaugurated by Shri. Guinness Pakru,the lone little super star of the molly wood.Shri.Prasannan Anickad ,former chairman of KCA was initially explained the features of caricature by sketching the popular political characters.Cartoonist Raju Nair,Abba Vazhoor were present.Shri Anil Vega,vice chairman of KCA,Shri.Santhosh,and shri.Basheer Kishisserry etc have driven their pen for the live episode.Fr.Thomas Puthusserry,the director of Darsana welcomed the guests, formally.Shri Subin roy ,the representative of Children’s Book Trust, was presided over.






























Sunday, August 3, 2014


Kerala,the pioneers of political cartoon movement, again land marked by the setting up of a cartoon museum and art gallery  in the name of the doyen of political cartooning,late Shanker ,at Kayamkulam,the very birth place of the cartoonist,has been formally dedicated to the nation on 31st July 2014,on his 112th birth day itself.The project is the think tank of Kerala Cartoon Academy and it was mooted before the floors of the Kerala assembly by sri V.T.Balaram,the cartoonist M.L.A for and on behalf of KCA,around two years ago ,accelerated the movement. Another member of the legislative assembly ,who represents the area ,sri.C.K.Sadasivan has also contributed about three crores  out of his various funds for the fulfillment of the venture. In a colorful function conducted at the court yard of the structure built according to the Kerala’s profound architectural tradition, attracted a lot of cartoon lovers from different parts of the state. ,As the organizers haven’t been spared a single local politician from the stage, paved the spectators, the way to recollect  the memory of the  most popular quoting of late Nehru ‘don’t spare me Shanker’ once again.Late cartoonist's daughters Smt.Shanta Shanker and Smt.Yamuna Shanker were also attended in the inaugural session  as state guests. The cartoon work shop conducted prior to the ceremony was inaugurated by veteran cartoonist Sri.Sukumar and attended around 30 cartoonists have contributed their works to the gallery.

Monday, June 30, 2014


Hon. Mayor Rajan J Pallan inaugurated an exhibition of cartoons by Basheer Kizhisseri at Trichur Sakthan Stand on 26-06-2014 in connection with International Day Against Drug Abuse. Anti Alcohol Samiti president K P Devassy Master, vice-president P V Gangadharn Master etc. attended the function. Cartoonists Madhoos and Murali K Mukundan made the function live by on-the-spot caricaturing.

Thursday, June 5, 2014
















Cartoonist Rakesh Ansera receiving the C V Balachandran Memorial Award 2013, for the best entry in a cartoon competition held by Bank Workers Forum Magazine of BEFI, from Poet Kureepuzha Sreekumar

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


   M S Mohanachandran , Secretary,KCA, bagged NARMAKAIRALI HASYASAHITYA AWARD 2014 for his book KOMALANGI KATHAKAL published by Prabhat Book House. The award constitutes a memento, citation and Rs 10001/-  will be handed over to him at Thiruvananthapuram on 25th June 2014 at the monthly function of Narmakairali.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Senior journalist, novelist and cartoonist P Mohanan (59) breathed his last at Regional Cancer Centre ,Thiruvananthapuram, on 29th May 2014.
Kerala Cartoon Academy extends its deep condolence to the bereaved family


Hon. Minister for Forests/Sports Sri Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurating a Cartoon Workshop organised jointly by KCA and Energy and Environmental Conservation Society at Kottayam on 23rd May 2014.Cartoonist Prasannan Anikkad, EECS President Jacob Joseph, EECS Secretary TR Rajan, KCA Vice-Chairman Anil Vega are also seen.
Cartoonist K Unnikrishnan (Mathrubhumi Daily,Kochi) receiving State Cartoon Award 2014 of Kerala Lalithakala Academy from Cultural Minister Sri K C Joseph

Monday, May 26, 2014

Kottayam ,the land of letters, otherwise known as the land of latex and  of lakes, again featured with a different ‘L’.It is nothing other than the L of lines, the very strokes being  generated out of our thick white marker on the surface of the popular white board. The camp which conducted in association with  the energy management & environmental society,  in order to propagate the  very motto of the necessity  of the preservation and the conservation of energy  not at all remained as a call before a deaf ear. Though this was the second workshop of the KCA in a fortnight @ kottayam ,around 75 aspirants  eagerly took part. Sri K.A.Francis,the chairman of the  Lalitha Kala Akadamy ,Kerala,formally inaugurated the energy seminar conducted as a curtain raiser and a spell out of the mission. The subject experts and the faculties exchanged their valuable experience with the help of a number of power  saving devices like CFL,LED etc..On the second day, the formal inauguration of the cartoon kalari by the minister of forest, sports and cinema Sri Thiruvanchur Radhakrishnan with a punching speech gathers the momentum. He has shared his bitter experiences with certain cartoons and advised the young buds to refrain from such personal vengeances. The closing session was piloted by Sri.Abraham Ittycheria,the president of the Kottayam Public Library, has shared a number of valuable tips for being a better citizen, received  the audience with a pin drop silence. Kumari Anjana S.Raj,Master Akhil S.Raj and Rohin Varghese Jacob etc were received the prizes for the best  cartoons selected in the camp.Sri M.S.Mohanachadran,Secretery to KCA,Sri.Prasannan Anickad,former chairman,Sr.Anil Vega,Vice-Chairman,and Sri.Abba Vazhoor,EC Member etc were enacted the key roles of the camp.











Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In the aftermath of counting of votes,our country witnessed certain unbelievable experiences like one party rule which considered to be impossible and a custom of last four decades, being proved baseless. Ensuing the magical like experience, Cartoon Academy was also in a threshold to coincide with the national wave. A close kin of KCA ,came with a novel proposal  of predicting the winners of all the twenty parliament constituencies in a bid. Magician sri Siji Viswanath  came with a list of all the  winners and an  exclusive detailed picture of the voting pattern  of Pathanamthitta ,where he hails. Immediately after the poll process, he has prepared the list of winning candidates in the fray and kept the same in a sealed cover and then mounted it with a number of tiny boxes then put in a nationalized bank vault in the presence of M L A,Local body president and several eminent personalities from  different walks of life. Along with this,KCA also conducted  a live cartoon show by sri Prasannan Anickad,the former chairman of the academy. He drews a  number of political leaders with in no time. When he ends the finishing line the prediction took the momentum.Dr. N.Jayaraj,MLA to the Kanjirappally assembly constituency ‘declared ‘ the result. Both the programmes,the poll prediction and the line of perfection gathered the applause aswell.KCA vice chairman sri Anil vega was presided over the function.


Thursday, May 15, 2014



Cartoonist Sukumar  receiving Kunchan Prathibha Award 2014 from Hon: Cultural Minister K C Joseph on 05-05-2014. The award has been instituted by Kunchan Smaraka Samithi, Ambalapuzha.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kerala Cartoon Academy and the Energy Conservation Society jointly in cooperation with the State Energy Management Centre organize a study camp on 23rd and 24th at RK Menon Memorial Hall kottayam. 
High school, Higher secondary students can participate. Entry Free. The study materials and food will be provided. The entry is for 50 students only. 
For registration contact : 94478 06929, 94955 38322.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Kerala Cartoon Academy conducted a one day programme ,"Cartoonex-2014", consists of Cartoon exhibition,Cartoon workshop and Road safety seminar at Changampuzha Nagar,Edappalli,Ernakulam on 9th May 2014.

The Cartoon exhibition was inaugurated by K Balachandran,President of Changampuzha Memorial Cultural Centre.Two sets of cartoons, 'Social awareness through cartoons' and 'Shanker's cartoons',totaled about 200 frames were displayed at the open auditorium.




The Cartoon workshop for children was commenced by Cartoonist Sukumar by leading the first session .Cartoonists P V Krishnan,Sajjive and Badusha engaged with the successive sessions.





The Road safety seminar was inaugurated by Deputy Transport Commissioner P A Sainuddeen.KCA Chairman Aravindan Presided over the function. KCA Secretary M S Mohanachandran welcomed the gathering and Vice Chairman , Jayaraj Vellur extended the vote of thanks.





KCA felicitated Jt RTO Adarsh Kumar G Nair for his tireless effort for conducting Road safety classes all over the state. KCA Chairman gave away a ponnada and Secretary presented a memento to the man of the session.RTO B J Antony , Jt RTO Sadiq Ali and Jt RTO Babu John spoke on the occasion. Adarsh Kumar concluded the session by a class on Road safety measures ,with appropriate visual aids.