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.



Aims & Objective





  Aims and Objectives

  1. To institute annual awards and Life time Achievement Award for excellence in the field of cartooning in India, the awardees for which will be selected by a jury of eminent citizens, it also plans to make documentary films on them.
  2. To launch a Website which will be a virtual encyclopedia for all info on Indian Cartoonists and their creations.
  3. To start a chain of cartoon galleries in Bangalore and other cities and hold cartoon exhibitions.
  4. To build a House of Cartoons that will include on exhibition hall, library auditorium and picture hall. The Exhibition hall will hold shows of regional, national and International cartoonists. Also on the envil is a Museum of original cartoons, and clay models off cartoon characters.
  5. To collect books and comics for the cartoon library, which will be a reference point for young cartoonists and researchers.
  6. To take up endowment lectures and programmes, I t plans to Collaborate with foreign cartoon organizations. Next page
  7. To conduct cartoon workshops and arrange lectures and demonstrations by leading cartoonists on subjects such as caricatures,s pocket cartoons, political cartoons, strip cartoons, doodles and animation.
  8. To recognize and felicitate persons or the organisations who have served the cause of cartoons.
  9. To institute awards for ads which use cartoons in advertisements, to popularize the use of cartoons it also plans to produce and distribute Animation films.
  10. To publish a monthly magazine in English which will publish informative articles and cartoons. Also in the pipeline are seminars and quiz contests.



All this requires enormous funds, perseverance and above all the goodwill and co-operation of the masses. It is no mean task to garner resources, in the form of people and money, to work towards this goal. We request Philanthropists, Corporates, Bankers, Industrialists, Businessman and Media Magnates to open their hearts and purses to further this cause. Spread the word around, the noble cause would surely do with large dose of media publicity. Be a part of movement. Any donation, sponsorship or membership in whatever measure is outmost welcome. We assure you that it is no mere charity; it is an involvement and investment that will stand in good stead for our children, their future and their freedom of expression. It is small tribute to the people who with their pen pepper the paper daily in an indomitable spirit of humour. A tribute to the people who put thought into our minds even as they put a smile onto our faces.

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