Indian Institute of Cartoonists

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Indian Institute of Cartoonists is an organization, first of its kind in India, established with the aim of promoting the art of cartooning in the country. The Institute, based in Bangalore, aims to recognize talents in the field of cartooning and reward them, showcase and preserve their art for future generations, guide young and budding cartoonists and above all, popularize the art among the masses.

Perhaps IIC is the only organization in the field of cartooning worldwide having so many activities under one umbrella.



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Events at the Gallery

Cartoon Workshop


MKMA International Cartoon Competition-2019

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Intl. Caricature Spirit Contest (INDIA)

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IIC is organising an exhibition of select cartoons by Megaravalli Subramanya from 14th to 28th March 2020 at the Indian Cartoon Gallery

IIC is organising an exhibition of select cartoons by Mr Shaunak Samvatsar, a cartoonist, animator and filmmaker from Mumbai from 8th to 22nd February 2020 at the Indian Cartoon Gallery

Thanks to eminent cartoonist late Mr. VINS (Vijay Narain Seth)' family for donating his entire collection of cartoon books, about 500+, to the IIC library. The future generation of India will gratefully remember the kind gesture of the family towards the art of cartooning.

IIC is Organising an Exhibition of Cartoons of a Legendary Cartoonist
Late Mr. Sudhir Dar from 11th to 25th January 2020

'Remembering Kutty' an Exhibition of Cartoons and Caricatures of Legendary Cartoonist Late Mr.P.K.S.Kutty from 14th to 28th December 2019

IIC is Organising an Exhibition of Caricatures by Mr. Y.S.Nanjunda Swamy
from 9th to 23rd November 2019

IIC is organising an Exhibition of a well known Belgian Cartoonist Mr. Luc Descheemaeker('O-Sekoer') from 12th to 24th October 2019

IIC is Organising an Exhibition of Cartoons by
Legendary Cartoonist Mr.S.D. Phadnis on 14th September 2019

Safe Drive Save Life - International Cartoon Exhibition
on 24th August to 13th September 2019

IIC is organising Ecotism Cartoon Show by Ashvini Menon on 3rd August 2019

12th Anniversary of the Indian Cartoon Gallery, Prize Distribution Ceremony of MKMA Competition 2018 and an Exhibition of Indian Cartoons 2019 on Saturday, 6th July 2019.


Jnanapith Awardee, noted actor and playwright, Mr. Girish Karnad was very close to the Indian Institute of Cartoonists. He not only appreciated the establishment of the Cartoon Gallery, one of its kind in India, he had extended all the co-operation to promote the art of cartooning. He used to visit the gallery very often and give us necessary guidance. He has also donated many IMP cartoon books and helped us build a robust library for the benefit of the future generation.

Since we started the International Maya Kamath Memorial Awards for Excellence in Political cartoons in 2009, he was heading the JURY to select the best cartoons for prizes. All the previous 10 years he had enthusiastically participated in the JURY meetings every year we organised at the Cartoon Gallery. This year on his request we organised the Jury meeting at his residence. Though he was not well, he welcomed us with smiling face. He sat with us for three hours and evaluated all the 500 Indian and Foreign entries and gave his valuable opinion. We would like to remember his unequivocal support to the Institute all the years with great pride. With his sad demise IIC has lost a trusted guide and philosopher. RIP.

11th MKMA International Cartoon Competition-2018

IIC is happy to announce the results of MKMA Competition 2018.

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Dr.Sathish Shrigeri Memorial Caricature Competation 2019 - Result

Penguin Travel Guide - IIC in Top 10 Bangalore

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IIC is organising Cartoon Exhibition of Sri Paresh Nath which will be inaugurated on 4th May 2019 at the cartoon gallery

Bibek Sengupta's Cartoon Exhibition Show

IIC is organising 'PANDUTOONS' an exhibition of award winning cartoons by
Mr. B.V.Panduranga Rao from 2nd to 23rd March 2019 at the Cartoon Gallery

Sparsh Dhaharwal Caricature Exhibition


The family of late Mr. Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana, popularly known as Bapu, has donated his entire collection of 547 books to the Indian Institute of Cartoonists library, Bengaluru. IIC library has already with it more than 1000 books brought from US, UK, Europe and India.

Bapu's books have been preserved in 2 cupboards kept in the gallery.

Mr Bapugaru is considered as a legendary cartoonist of the country. He has created a niche for himself with new style of his own and his works have been inspiring many generations of cartoonists. IIC had recognised Mr. Bapu's talent and felicitated him with 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the inaugural function of the Institute in 2001.

Click: Indian Express-INDULGE Published:The Indian Institute of Cartoonists receives vintage books from late cartoonist, Bapu’s private collection

Article published in the magazine section of Andhra Jyothi, 'NAVVYA', dated 10th March 2019 on the great donation of 550 rare cartoon books to IIC by the family of legendary cartoonist late Sri BAPUgaru.

'BANKARTOONS' an Exhibition of Cartoons on Banking by Mr. H.S.Vishwanath on 1st December 2018 at the cartoon gallery

55 Cartoon Books and 75 Punch magazines donated by Mr. K.R. Swamy

Indian Institute of Cartoonists is Organising an of select works of Mr.Umesh Kumar on Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at the cartoon gallery.

Signe Wilkinson's Cartoon Exhibition - 6th October to 20th October 2018

Signe Wilkinson's Letter

Dear V.G. Narendra:

More great press! Thank you though I can't read Hindi, I'm afraid. I was very pleased and honored with the care you took with my cartoons and with the publicity you arranged. From the photos, the show looked nicely arranged in the gallery.

My one suggestion is to arrange a program with a local university or social organization which might help pay for the cartoonist's trip. For example, I speak widely at US Colleges and universities.

I give formal lectures with slides of my work to large audiences and also do small classes with art or political science students. That way the next generation gets to see and understand the power of political cartoons. It would amplify the reach of the exhibit.

Again, thank you for the privilege of having my cartoons shown in India.

-Signe Wilkinson

Mrityunjay Chiluveru's Cartoon Exhibition-September 8th to September 22, 2018

Karnataka Cartoonists Association's Cartoon Exhibition- August 28th to Sept 1

A collection of V G Narendra cartoons published in Shankar's Weekly in 1970s 'My Times My Views'. Related Articles appeared on the Kannada News Paper

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'Hazards of Plastic' Cartoon Exhibition 7th to 28th July 2018

IIC is organising 11th Anniversary of the Indian Cartoon Gallery, Prize Distribution Ceremony of MKMA Competition-2017 and 150th Exhibition of Indian Cartoons on 2nd June 2018.

Wish you a happy International Cartoonists Day: 5th May 2018

Mr.Kanneppadi Ramakrishna (Raghu) Cartoon Exhibition

IIC is organising an exhibition of works of legendary cartoonist late Mr.Kanneppadi Ramakrishna (Raghu) on 9th March 2018.
A collection of V G Narendra cartoons published in Shankar's Weekly in 1970s 'My Times My Views' will also be released at the same function.

'Telugu Cartoonotsavam' at Indan Cartoon Gallery, Bengaluru on 28th October 2017.
An exhibition of Telugu cartoons with English caption and a workshop
for youngsters are being organised at the same time.

Cartoon Workshop - 'World Environment'

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is organising a cartoon workshop on the theme 'World Environment' on 10th October 2017.

IIC and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, SRC, Bengaluru
have signed an MOU on 1st September 2017 to Digitalise the cartoons and books on cartoons.
Mr.V.G.Narendra (Managing Trustee,IIC) and Dr.Deepti Navaratna,
Executive Director, IGNCA SRC signed the document.

10th Anniversary of the Indian Cartoon Gallery was Inaugurated on 14th June 2017.
Prize distribution Ceremony of MKMA Competition-2016 and Mega Exhibition of Indian and Foreign Cartoons was also organised at the same function.

This Cartoon Exhibition will be open to public up to 31st July 2017.

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1st Prize - T.K.Sujith, Trivandrum

2nd Prize - Prasannan Anickad, Kottayam

3rd Prize - Dhananjay Ekbote, Aurangabad

Spl Jury Appreciation - Ajitesh Kar, Kolkata

Spl Jury Appreciation - Sashi Kumar, Noida

Spl Jury Appreciation - Shounak Samvatsar, Mumbai

Best Foreign Cartoon - Wesam Khalil, Egypt

Best Foreign Cartoon - Liu Quiang, China

Certificate of Merit - Amir Soheili, Iran

Certificate of Merit - Cornel Chiorean, Romania

Certificate of Merit - Saeed Sadeghi, Iran

Best Budding Cartoonist - Debashis Singh, Bolangir, Orissa

Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising an exhibition of selected works of Dr.Smita Bhandare Kamat from 27th May to 10th June 2017

International cartoon exhibition 'Freedom of Expression' organised from 29th April to 20th May 2017

Dr.Sathyabhama Badhreenath, Direcor, National Gallery of Modern Art will be inaugurating the exhibition at 11.30 AM on 29th April.

Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising an exhibition of selected works of
legendary cartoonist, Mr.Yesudasan
from 8th to 22nd April, 2017

IIC is organising an exhibition of cartoons and caricatures by Mr.James Vaz, staff cartoonist, Udayavani Group, Manipal. From 11th to 1st April 2017

Mrs.Flora Szabo, wife of late Mr.Joe Szabo, Editor of WittyWorld magazine, US, has donated 20+ Books and Magazines to the Library of Indian Institute of Cartoonists, Bengaluru, INDIA.


The faculty members and the participants of the Foundation Cartoon Workshop

2nd International Animal Cartoon Contest


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The faculty members and 25 students of journalism, Mizoram University, Aizwal had visited
the Cartoon Gallery on 30th January 2017 to study the status of art of cartooning in India.

We are sorry to inform you that legendary cartoonist Mr.Vasant Sarawate expired yesterday,
24-12-2016 in Mumbai. IIC expresses its great sorrow and sends deep condolences.
He had developed the art of cartooning to a perfection after his retirement as an Engineer.
IIC had felicitated him with Lifetime achievement Award in 2009.
He has written many books in Marathi on cartooning.
The field has lost a great icon. RIP

Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising 'World of Raobail' an exhibition of cartoons by 80 year old veteran cartoonist Mr.Prabhakar Raobail from 10th December to 31st December 2016

'Second international cartoon contest and exhibition, Norway' The Norwegian Cartoonist Gallery and tOOns MaG /Arifur Rahman invite you to participate in the international contest and exhibition on “Freedom of Expression” 2017.

Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising ‘Smile with Nadig’ an exhibition of works of well known cartoonist Mr. S.K.Nadig from 12th November to 3rd December 2016

Mr. Balan Nambiar, a well known painter, sculptor, enamellist, photographer and a research scholar has donated to IIC many art books, copies and special issues of Shankar's Weekly. IIC thanks him for his kind gesture.

IIC is organising 'Unpublished R.K.Laxman' an exhibition of legendary cartoonist R.K.Laxman's doodles from 15th to 29th October 2016

Zoological Garden

IIC had supported the contest and the Animal Cartoon portal has sent us 50 cartoons for exhibition


The Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising an FCW on 10th and 11th September 2016

Indian Institute of Cartoonists Presents Sir David Low An Exhibition of Selected Cartoons
From 09th to 30th July 2016

You know very well that a popular cartoonist from Karnataka, Mr.S.V.Padmanabha,52, expired recently.
IIC has decided to raise funds for the distressed family of S.V.Padmanabha to survive his untimely demise.
We request you to send your donations to the following Bank Account.
Name: G.K.Saraswathi, Corporation Bank,
Srinagar Branch, Bangalore-560050,
A/C No,SB 01019236,
A/C No. for NEFT 021500101019236.
You can also send a crossed cheque in favour of G.K.Saraswathi to Indian Institute of Cartoonists,
No.1, Midford House, Midford Garden, Off M.G.Road, Bangalore-560001.


We are very sorry to inform you that a legendary cartoonitst Mr.V.T.Thomas, better known as TOMS, expired on 27th april 2016 in a private hospital in Kottayam. He was a household name in Kerala for the past half century for his cartoon siblings Boban & Molly. IIC had felicitated him with Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. RIP

IIC is Organising an Exhibition of Cartoons of Late Mr. Padmanabha From 23th April to 07th May 2016

Maya Kamath Memorial Awards -2015

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IIC is organising an exhibition of cartoons REFUGEES in association with KIMSE YOK MU and Indialogue Foundation

KIMSE YOK MU, a Turkish Organisation. had recently organised an International Cartoon Contest on Theme: REFUGEES. 70 best of the entries will be displayed here at the cartoon gallery on 26th March to 09th April 2016.

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IIC is organising an exhibition of cartoons on the subject 'Women's Rights.

Toons Mag, an online cartoon magazine, Norway had recently conducted an International Cartoon Contest on the subject. IIC had supported the contest. The selected cartoons among the entries are being exhibited at the Indian cartoon gallery on 5th March 2016.

Toons Mag, Norway has announced the results of the International Cartoon Contest on Women's Rights.

Marcin Bondarowicz - First Prize - Poland
Nenad Ostojic NEO - Second Prize - Croatia
Reza Mokhtarjozani - Third Prize - USA

Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz - Honorable Mention Award - Poland
Mikhail Zlatkovsky - Honorable Mention Award - Russia
Osama Hajjaj - Honorable Mention Award - Jordan
Sahar Ajami - Honorable Mention Award - Iran
Sajad Rafeei - Honorable Mention Award - Iran
Selói Peters - Honorable Mention Award - Brazil
Afri Diyansyah - Honorable Mention Award - Indonesia
Michel Kichka - Honorable Mention Award - Israel
Plantu - Honorable Mention Award - France

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IIC is Organising a Joint Exhibition of Cartoons by 2 Popular Cartoonists from Kerala, Mr. Sukumar and Mr. Mohana Chandran From 13th to 27th February 2016

30 Selected best of Sukumar and 32 cartoons on ‘Banking Services’ by Mohana Chandran are displayed here at the Cartoon Gallery.

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Indian Institute of Cartoonists expresses deep sorrow over the sad and untimely demise of Cartoonist Sudheer Tailang. IIC mourns his departed soul. Sudheer Tailang was noted for his own style of cartooning, different from others. He worked with many daily newspapers including Hindustan Times and Asian Age/Deccan Chronicle. The Govt of India has honoured him with Padmashri Award.

To commemorate 1st death anniversary of legendary cartoonist Mr. R.K.Laxman [26th January] the Indian Institute of Cartoonists in collaboration with Koravanji-Aparanji Trust is organising ‘Start-Up R.K.Laxman’ an exhibition of cartoons drawn by Mr.Laxman for Koravanji in 1940s on 23rd Jan 2016.

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LATIN AMERICAN Cartoon Contest

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5th International Olive Cartoon Contest(2016)
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Photo Session of Workshop on 30th and 31st January 2016

Indian Institute of Cartoonists organising an exhibition of cartoons by Kantesh Badiger from 2nd January to 16th January 2016 at the Indian Cartoon Gallery, Bangalore, India

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Portal ANIMAL CARTOON, Belgrade, (, in collaboration with ULUPUDS (Association of Fine and Applied Artists and Designers of Serbia), Belgrade, FECO Serbia and Zoological Garden, Belgrade

Cartoon Theme: Zoological Garden (zoo)

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tOOns MaG International Cartoon Contest

Dear Friend,
We are happy to announce that we are going to arrange an International Cartoon Contest on tOOns MaG.

Theme: Women Rights
Deadline: 20 February 2016
Size: A4 / A3, 300 DPI.

We will publish the results of contest on March, 8th, 2016, International women’s day.
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Indian Institute of Cartoonists organising an exhibition of cartoons by Mr. Vladimir Kazanevski of Ukraine from 12th to 26th December 2015 at the Indian Cartoon Gallery, Bangalore, India

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Indian Institute of Cartoonists organising 'Caricatures India 2015' Exhibition from 21st November to 5th December 2015

There are 67 selected caricatures for display from across India.

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IIC is organising 'Cartoons Karnataka 2015' exhibition on 31st October to 14th November 2015

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Indian Institute of Cartoonists presents Laughing Gallery an Exhibition of Cartoons by S.D.Phadnis

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Girnar Prakashan has launched a unique, exclusive, humourous, cartoon weekly titled as ‘Chaturangi Hasya’(Chaha) in marathi.

Many reputed cartoonists & well known authors are to contributing to this periodical. The response for this cartoon weekly is overwhelming. Vivek Mehetre, a versatile and veteran cartoonist, author & a comics designer is the editor of this weekly.

All interested cartoonists are requsted to mail their social/socio-political/political cartoons to the Editor.

We request you to keep the text of the cartoons in English or in Hindi.

The editing team will translate the respective dialouges in Marathi.

Kindly send your postal address along with your cartoons to receive published copies of this cartoon weekly.

The Email address is

PRERAG, association in cooperation with the Government Office of the Slovak Republic announce the international cartoon competition.

Brain Sneezing - from kalokagathia to hypochondria and back.

Topic 2015 : ANTI & CORRUPTION

Deadline: 24th October 2015


1st prize: 500.00 EUR
2nd prize: 300.00 EUR
3rd prize: 200.00 EUR

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Indian Institute of Cartoonists presents "THE POCKET WORLD OF MARIO" an exhibition of Mario's Pocket Cartoons

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IIC deeply mourns the sad demise of our beloved Former President Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam on 27th July 2015 in Shillong. He had visited the Indian Cartoon Gallery on 10th Jauary 2010 to inaugurate the exhibition of cartoons by Mr.Shreyas Navare, He appreciated the cartoon gallery and blessed us.

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IIC is organising an exhibition of cartoons of William Hogarth from 1st July to 31st July 2015 at our cartoon gallery in Bangalore. Hogarth is considered as the originator of modern political cartoons

8th Anniversary of Indian Cartoon Gallery and Prize Distribution Cermony of MKMA Competation-2014

Here are the photos of 8th Anniversary of Indian Cartoon Gallery and the Prize Distribution Ceremony of MKMA Competition-2014.
The exhibition of cartoons is open to public up to 27th June 2015.

Participants of the Foundation Cartoon Workshop, May 23rd & 24th, 2015

IIC presents An Exhibition of Foreign Cartoons - Selected from MKMA Competition-2014


Legendary Cartoonist Mr.Gopulu

Indian Institute of Cartoonists deeply mourn the sad demise of the legendary cartoonist Gopulu. He left behind a numerous younger cartoonists who were inspired by him.

IIC felicitated him with Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

IIC is Organising Melvin Mathew's cartoon exhibition 'SMILE WITH MELVIN MATHEW' from 25th April to 9th May 2015.


IIC is organising ‘YOUR AUTOGRAPH PLEASE’, an exhibition of autographed Caricatures of late Mr Ranga from 6th to 18th April 2015 at the Cartoon Gallery to commemorate late Ranga’s 13th death anniversary [Born 1925 – Demise 2002]. Selected 80 autographed caricatures will be on display.

Result of Maya Kamath Memorial Awards Competition-2014

IIC is happy to announce the result of The Maya Kamath Memorial Awards Competition- 2014 organised recently. We had received 91 entries from Indian Cartoonists for the Awards for Excellence in Political Cartooning, 44 for Best Budding Cartoonist Award and 53 for Best Foreign Cartoon Award. The Prizes will be distributed on 6th June 2015 at the gallery. An exhibition of selected entries will be displayed on the same occasion.

M K M Awards for Excellence in Political Cartooning- 2014:

1st prize - Rs.25,000

Satish Acharya, Kundapur, Karnataka

2nd prize - Rs.15,000

Kantesh Badiger, Bangalore

3rd prize - Rs.5,000

Rohan Chakravarty, Nagpur

Special Jury appreciation prizes of Rs. 2,500:

1. Gajanan Ghongde, Akola

2. Saahil Bhatia, Delhi

3. Tanmay Tyagi, New Delhi

Best Foreign Cartoon Award 1st- US $200

Paolo Dalponte, Italy

Best Foreign Cartoon Award 2nd- US $100

Behzad Ghafari, Canada

Certificates of Merit:

1. Luc Descheemaekar, Belgium

2. Jovan Prokopijevic, Serbia

3. Georgievski Miro, Macedonia

Best Budding Cartoonist-2014:

Miss Leeza John, Pottamkulam, Kerala - Rs.10,000
Opinion of the Jury

The Jury of the MKMA met on 1st April 2015 at the Gallery and went through the entries. It was very gratifying to see that the competition is getting entries from all over the world, from countries as far as Serbia, Croatia, Iran, Cyprus, Italy and Macedonia. The quality of the entries was very high, particularly in the International section. The best entries from India are also excellent, original in conception, consummate in craftsmanship.

The Jury expressed their appreciation of the work done by Mr. V.G.Narendra, Managing Trustee, IIC in making this an International event.

The Jury includes Mr. Girish Karnad, Noted playwright and actor, Mr. S.G.Vasudev well known artist and Mr. B.G.Gujjarappa, senior cartoonist.

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The participants and the faculty members of the Foundation Cartoon Workshop conducted on 11th & 12th April 2015.


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Best wishes from IIC to young cartoonists, Anushree & Sourabh, who have developed Sintuics, India's first 3D foldable comic book on Environmental Education.

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IIC is Organising An Exhibition of Cartoons and Release of "JOKE FAULT" a collection of comic srtips by Ms.Sanketh Gurudatta on 14th March 2015

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IIC is Organising an Exhibition of Cartoons by Ms. Goda Anirudh Raghavan on 22nd Feb. Ms. Goda is a young lady lawyer and promising cartoonist.

After lighting of the lamp - From L to R: Justice N.Venkatachala, Former Lokayuktha, Ms.Goda, Mr.N. Murali, Co-Chairman, The Hindu Group of Publications, Justice M.N.Venkatachalaiah, Justice N.Kumar, Mr.V.G.Narendra, Keshav, Mrs.Krishnan, Mr.Krishnan, Mr.Raghavan, Mr.Anirudha, Mr.H.N.Suresh

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A Mumbai company, CSAT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is conducting a Cartoon Conest to support consumers.

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IIC mourns the sad demise of RKL in a condolence meet held on 31-01-2015. Noted playwright & actor Girish Karnad, noted artist S.G.Vasudev, Amarnath Kamath, trustee MKMA contest, Prabhakar Raobail and Satish Acharya noted cartoonists participated in the meet.

Indian Institute of Cartoonists expresses its deep sorrow and condoles the sad demise of the eminent cartoonist R.K.Laxman. Born and graduated in Mysore, Mr. Laxman’s first cartoon was published in famous skit writer Ra Shi’s ‘KORAVANJI’ Kannada monthly. After a few years of joining the Times of India his cartoons filled with inimitable wit became daily food for thought for numerous readers. With his eloquent brush strokes Mr.Laxman catapulted the Indian art of cartooning to the International Standards.

From left to Right: Late Mr.S.K.Nadig, Late Mr. Abu Abraham, RKL, H.P.Nagarajaiah, President, Kannada Sahithya Parishat, Late B.V.Ramamurthy of Deccan Herald, Late Mr Mario de Miranda and myself, V.G.Narendra, president KCA. On 14-7-1979

He has been awarded Padma Bhushan, Ramon Magsaysay and many prestigious Awards. IIC has felicitated him with ‘Lifetime Achivement Award’ in 2002 and has organized 4 exhibitions so far at the Indian Cartoon Gallery. Laxman Rekha, Doodu’s Doodles, Best of Laxman and Faces.

An Exhibition of Cartoons by Satish Acharya
From 31st January to 14 th February 2015

Noted cartoonist Mr. Satish Acharya's cartoon exhibition was inaugurated by eminent cartoonist Mr Prabhakar Raobail. Mr. Satish's collection of cricket cartoons 'NON STRIKER' was also released at the same function.



An exhibition of Caricatures, Cartoons & Sketches of Mr. Frederick Joss, Eminent UK cartoonist

An Exhibition of Cartoons by MRS. EDUA SZUCS popular Hungarian lady Cartoonist

Mrs. Edua Szucs cartoon exhibition was inaugurated on 6th Dec. The highlight of the inaugural function was the august presence of Dr. Revai-Bere Norbert, Consul General, Consulate General of Hungary, Mumbai and his family members.

Bulgarian Cartoon Contest

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IIC deeply mourn the sudden and sad demise of cartoonist Mr Sridhar Humcha today. He was very promising cartoonist and the field of cartooning in Karnataka has lost its icon. We remember, his cartoon exhibition was organised in our gallery long ago.

Alok Nirantar's Cartoons & Caricatures Exhibition

R.K.Laxman's caricature exhibition 'FACES' was started on Oct 27th

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Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning for 2014
Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) od Washington DC has just announced that the CRNI Board of Directors has selected Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra and Palestinian cartoonist Majda Shaheen as the co-recipients of the Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning for 2014. IIC congratulates Ms. Kanika Mishra [, kanikacart] For more info please visit:
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Wild Life the Toonie Way An Exhibition of Wild Life Caricatures

Invite for 101st cartoon exhibition at the Cartoon Gallery.

V.G.Narendra at Sajdik Gallery, Vac City, Hungary.

Mr Sajdik Ferenc is a well known and popular cartoonist of Hungary. A gallery in his name has been established in Vac City, 44km away from Budapest, where his original cartoons are on display and sale. You can visit him at

Mr V.G.Narendra with Mr. Tibor Kajan, [94 years] octogenarian cartoonist of Hungary and Mrs Edua Szuchs in Budapest.

Hungarian cartoonists meet IIC at Sajdik Gallery on 14-08-2014. From left to right- Mr Rudo Endre, Mrs Edua Szucs, Mr Halasz Geza, Mr V.G.Narendra and Mr Marabu

Mr.V.G.Narendra with Mr.Vasant Shendge & Mrs.Lisa, son-in-law & daughter
of Late Mr.Fredrick Joss, legendary cartoonist, in front of their
residence in London on 2nd June 2014 morning.

Mr.V.G.Narendra with Mr.Vasant Shendge and Mrs. Anita Obrien, Director,
Cartoon Museum in London on 2nd June 2014 evening.

Cartoon Museum in London

100th Exhibition of Cartoons | 103 Cartoonists | 112 Cartoons

IIC 100th Exhibition News Published in Lokprabha-Marati

The list of cartoonists whose works are on display.
1.R.K.Laxman, Pune
2.Late Mario de Miranda
3.Late Shankar Pillai
4.Late Abu Abraham
5.Late Ranganath [Ranga]
6.Late Maya Kamath
7.ate B.V.Ramamurthy
8.Pran Kumar, New Delhi
9.S.D.Phadnis, Pune
10.Bapu, Chennai
11.Gopulu, Chennai
12.Yesudasan, Kochi
13.Late S.K.Nadig
14.Kaak, Ghaziabad, UP
15.Unny, New Delhi
16.Vasant Sarvate, Mumbai
17.T. Venkatarao, Vijayawada
18.Madhan, Chennai
19.Toms[Thomas], Kerala
20.Prabhakar Raobail, Bangalore
21.V.G.Narendra, Bangalore
22.B.G.Gujjarappa, Bangalore
23.Melvin Mathew,US
24.Vikas Gupta, Bangalore
25.Ranjan Somaiah, Bangalore
26.Shridhar Huncha, Shimoga
27.Alok Nirantar, Pune
28.B.V.Panduranga Rao, Bangalore
29.V.Gopal, Bangalore
30.Rajesh Pujar, Bangalore
31.Late G.Y.Hublikar
32.K.R.Swamy, Bangalore
33.G.S.Naganath, Bangalore
34.Girish Vengara, Bangalore
35.Subhani, Hyderabad
36.Keshav, Chennai
37.K.N.Balraj, Bangalore
38.V.R.C.Shekar, Bangalore
39.Yathish Shettgar, Bangalore
40.Yogish shettigar, Hyderabad
41.Janardhana Swamy, Bangalore
42.Shreyas Navare, Mumbai
43.M.R.Rajamaran, Chennai
44.Late Sathish Sringeri
45.Raghupathi Shringeri, Bangalore
46.Nirmish Thaker, Ahemdabad
47.Satish Acharya, Kundapur
48.Sumanta Barua, Bangalore
49.Tadao Kagaya, Bangalore
50.Bharat Jagtap, Belgaum
51.Vijay Narain Seth, Mumbai
52.Jairam Udupa, Bangalore
53.Shyam Mohan, Hyderabad
54.Prabhakar Wairkar, Mumbai
55.Shankar Pamarthy, Hyderabad
56.Satish Yellapur, Yellapur, UK
57.M.C.Chethan, Bangalore
58.Prabhakar Bhatleka, Mumbai
59.John Chandran, Mangalore
60.Surendra, Chennai
61.Shijo Varghese, Bangalore
62.Rasheed Kappan, Bangalore
63.Late Shekar Kambalapally
64.Aswini & Abani, Bolangir, Orissa
65.Narsim, Chennai
66.T.F.Hadimani, Bangalore
67.Jagadish Kunte, Belgaum
68.Rebecca Taylor, Bangalore
69.Manohar Acharya, Bangalore
70.Biswajith Balasubramanian, Chennai
71.Kushal Bhattacharya, Kolkatta
72.Suresh Sawant, Mumbai
73.B.V.Satyamurty, Hyderabad
74.Parjanya Sau, Bangalore
75.Prashant Kulkarni, Mumbai
76.Ramadhyani, Shimoga
77.Suraj ‘Eskay’ Sriram, Pune
78.Sai Swaroop, Bangalore
79.Hemant Morparia, Mumbai
80.Paul Fernandes, Bangalore
81.Shounak Samvatsar, Mumbai
82.Tanmay Tyagi, New Delhi
83.Manoj Chopra, Jammu Tavi
84.Manas Maisnam, Imphal, Manipur
85.Sandeep Adhvaryu, New Delhi
86.Mahammad Zahoor, Peshavar
87.Mujeeb Patla, Dubai
88.Manjul Kishore, Mumbai
89.Vivek Thakkar, Mumbai
90.Shyamal Das, Patna, Bihar
91.Margaret Samte, New Delhi
92.Siyang Borang, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
93.Sajith Kumar, New Delhi
94.Sidharth Achaiah, Bangalore
95.Kapil Gholap, Pune
96.Rohit Padma, Hyderabad
97.Uday Vitla, Mangalore
99.Mohana Chandran, Kollam, Kerala
100.E.P.Peter, Chennai
101.Gajanan Ghongde
102.Dwijith, Thiruvananthapuram
103.Ahan Tulshan, Mumbai [14years]

Result of Maya Kamath Memorial Awards Competition-2013
IIC is happy to announce the result of the Maya Kamath Memorial Awards Competition- 2013 organised recently. We had received 95 entries for the Awards for Excellence in Political Cartooning, 45 for Best Budding Cartoonist Award and 35 for Best Foreign Cartoon Award. We are organizing 100th cartoon exhibition at cartoon gallery in June 2014. The Cash Prizes will be given away to the winners of the competition on the same occasion.

Awards for Excellence in Political Cartooning- 2013:

1st prize - Rs.25,000

Mr. Tanmay Tyagi, Tehlka. New Delhi

2nd prize - Rs.15,000

Mr. Manoj Chopra, Panjab Kesari, Jammu [Tawi]

3rd prize - Rs.5,000

Mr. Alok Nirantar, Sakal Times, Pune

Special Jury appreciation prizes of Rs. 2,500:

Mr. Biswajith Balasubramanian, Chennai

Mr. Manas Maisnam, Imphal, Manipur

Best Foreign Cartoon-2013:

Prize - Rs.10,000

Mr. Valentin Georgeiv, Bulgaria

Certificates of Merit:

Mr. Jovan Prokopijevic, Serbia

Mr. Constantin Pavel, Romania

Mr. Oguz Gurel, Turkey

MKM Award for Best Budding Cartoonist – 2013:

Best Budding Award - Rs.10,000

Mr. Rohit Padma [22 yrs] Hyderabad

M.K.M.A. competition-2013 List of Foreign Participants

1.Bernard Bouton, France
2.Constantin Pavel, Romania
3.Chiorean Cornel-Marin, Romania
4.Eric Vander Wal, Holland
5.Jovan Prokopijevic, Serbia
7.Kaan Saatci, Turkey
8.Kazanevsky Vladimir, Ukrain
9.Luc Descheemaeker, Belgium
10.Makhmudjon Eshonkulov, Uzbekistan
11.Michal Graczyk, Poland
12.Milenko Kosanovkic, Serbia
13.Mileta Miloradivik, Serbia
14.Raed Khalil, Syria
15.Raul Fernando Zuleta, Colombia
16.Sherif Arafa, United Arab Emirates
17.Sokolov Sergey, Russia
18.Urmas Nemvalts, Estonia
19.Valentin Druzhinin, Russia
20.Waldez Duarte, Brazil
21.Alexandrov Valeri-Walex, Bulgaria
22.Eder Santos, Brazil
23.Reza Mokhtarjozani, Iran
24.Marian Avramescu, Romania
25.Petrisan, Romania
26.Slijo Husein, Bosnia & Herzegovina
27.Lupita Anjan, Indonesia
28.Oguz Gurel, Turkey
29.Oleg Loktyev, Ukrain
30.Valentin Georgeiv, Bulgaria
31.Resad Sultanovic, Bosnia & Herzegovina
32.Saeed Dadeghi, Iran
33.Jose sepi, Argentina
34.Wang da Peng, China
35.Mohammad Zahoor, Pakistan

Opinion of the Jury:
The entries were of high order. The foreign entries were outstanding in draftsmanship, ideas, composition. We felt Indian cartoonists do not have the same craftsmanship and can learn from many of the foreign entrants. But the competition has turned up really extraordinary entries. It was difficult to select a few for the awards. [Jury includes Mr. Girish Karnad, Noted playwright and actor, Mr. S.G.Vasudev well known artist and Mr. B.G.Gujjarappa, senior cartoonist.]

Download Here - Results of the Maya Kamath Memorial Awards Competition-2013

Results of Maya Kamath Memorial Awards Competition-2012

‘Breaking the Taboo about Toilet and Sanitation’ an exhibition of cartoons - MAY 24th to JUNE 7th 2014

Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising an exhibition of cartoons ‘Breaking the Taboo about Toilet and Sanitation’ from May 24 to June 7, 2014 at the cartoon gallery. This will be the 99th Cartoon Exhibition.

‘Sustainable Sanitation Alliance’ [SusanA] in partnership with many organizations including the Indian Institute of Cartoonists had organised a Cartoon Contest few months back to break the taboo and create awareness among the people about Toilets and Sanitation. SusanA had received over 90 entries from India, Australia, Canada, China, France, Greece, Republic of Korea, Phillippines, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, UK and USA. The prizes were given away to the winners of the contest on World Water Day, March 22, 2014 at GIZ headquarters in New Delhi. 50 best entries to the contest are on display at the cartoon gallery.

1st prize - Yogish Shettigar, Hyderabad

2nd prize - Shaunak Samvatsar

3rd prize - Kushal Bhattacharya

4th prize - Satyanaranan Govind (aka Chari)

5th prize - B V Panduranga Rao

Toilet & Sanitation Cartoons - List of Participants


1. Magic Lamp- Harikumar
2. No Water- Ali Haider
3. Beach- Diego Herrera
4. Commit no Nuisance in the open- Jayanta Biswas
5. Genie at your Service- Chari, 4th Prize [Rs.5000]
6. Yes- No- Jeff Vivante
7. Race- Vasantha Hosabettu
8. Doli- Shaunak Samvatsar, 2nd Prize [Rs.20,000]
9. Fishing Hole- Shaunak Samvatsar
10. Untitled- V.R.Ragesh
11. Sanitation helps health- Gajanan Ghongde
12. Gajanan Ghongde
13. Attached Toilet- Sridhar C.R.
14. Stand up when I speak to you- Edd Uluschak
15. Tooney Sanitation- Kushal Bhattacharya, 3rd Prize[Rs.5000]
16. Tarzan’s Toilet- Kushal Bhattachrya
17. Phadke Sourabh
18. Incoming & Outgoing- Sujith T.K.
19. Showcasing similarity Dedication at Toilet- Madhav Joshi
20. Awareness- Madhav Joshi
21. Sanitary Evolution Trend- Raghupathi N.S.
22. Monkey Business- John Chandran
23. Holi dip- Pandurangarao B.V. 5th Prize [Rs.5000]
24. 69% Indians deficate in the open- Siddarth Ravi
25. Der-dump…Der-dump...Der-dump- Ross Tierney
26. Morphing- Prasannn Anickad
27. Morphing- Prasannan Anickad
28. Toilet Superhero- A.Haiku
29. Black Ducks- Pandurangarao B.V.
30. Nirmischief- Nirmish Thaker
31. Oh Crap- Balraj K.N.
32. Everyone needs a place to go- Elsie Sakagami
33. Key Hole- John Chandran
34. Monkey Business- Siddarth Achaya
35. Weddind Gifts- Hae Soi Choi
36. Street toilet- Yogish Shettigar, 1st Prize [Rs.50,000]
37. World Water Day Works- Malatesh Garadimani
38. Loo of Attraction
39. Medical Emergency- Sudeendra Koushik
40. Dog’s House- Kruthika K
41. Ghar ki izzat ka mamla- Rohiz Khosla
42. People addicted with outdoor toilets- Kishor Valluri
43. Water Cartoon- Gurudatta N.S
44. Electronic Sanitation- Gurudatta N.S
45. Green Toilet- Satish Acharya
46. Brand Ambassador for Toilet & Sanitation-Harikrishnan Gopalkrishnan
47. Threat to healthcare- Yathish Shettigar
48. Water, Conserve Life- Shilin Goboraddy
49. Digging Graves- Budhachandra Singh
50. Our Future- K.Ramaswamy

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IZMIR Cartoon Contest 2014

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"RUN UP TO THE ELECTIONS - 2014" An exhibition of Cartoons by B.Ranjan Somaiah

on 12th to 26th April 2014.

Exhibition Details

"Bangalore- Swinging in the 70s" an exhibition by Bangalore cartoonist Mr. Paul Fernandes on 22nd March to 8th April 2014.

Indian Institute of Cartoonists presents, An exhibition of cartoons By Narendra V. G.

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An Exhibition of Comics by PRAN From 8th to 22nd February 2014.

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Cartoon Exhibition of Hemant Morparia - 18th January 2014 to 1st February 2014

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Caricature exhibition of Sai Swaroop - 28th December 2013 to 11, January 2014

MUSIC SKETCHES By Keshav - 07 to 21, December 2013

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The participants of the Foundation Cartoon Workshop drawing a cartoon on 27th October at the Cartoon Gallery.

The faculty members with the participants of the Foundation Cartoon Workshop dated 14th and 15th September 2013.

The Results of the Session XIII International Cartoon Contest "Independence" Theme: "The Knight’s move"

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33 cartoonists from 39 countries submitted 497 works. 100 selected works presented in this catalog.

Ramadhyani's Cartoon Exhibition on 27th July 2013 to 10th August 2013

Prashant Kulkarni'S Cartoon Exhibition - 06-07-2013 to 20-07-2013

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Uday Vitla'S Cartoon Exhibition - 08-05-2013 to 31-05-2013

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Impressions & expressions
A cartoon exhibition by Parjanya Sau (Mijo)

IIC is organising an exhibition of cartoons by Parjanya Sau (Mijo), from 6th to 20 April 2013 at cartoon gallery.

B.V.Sathyamurthy'S Cartoon Exhibition - 09-03-2013 to 23-03-2013

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IIC is organising an exhibition of cartoons by Sri B.V.Sathyamurthy, Doyen of cartooning in Andhra Pradesh from 9th to 23 March 2013 at cartoon gallery.

Suresh Sawant'S Cartoon Exhibition - 16-02-2013 to 02-03-2013

IIC is organising an exhibition of works by noted cartoonist from Mumbai, Sri Suresh Sawant from 16-02-2013 to 02-03-2013 at cartoon gallery.

MARIO'S KARNATAKA - Cartoon Exhibition 19-01-2013 to 09-02-2013

MARIO'S KARNATAKA an exhibition of Mario's illustrations was inaugurated on 19-01-2013 in presence of Mrs. Habeeba Miranda.



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The faculty members and the participants of the Foundation Cartoon Workshop conducted at Cartoon Gallery on 5th & 6th January 2013. OUR NEXT FONDATION CARTOON WORKSHOP WILL BE ON 2nd & 3rd MARCH. INTERESTED CAN CONTACT US ON

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