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





Events at the Gallery

Cartoon Workshop

Communist Party of India Marxist is inviting entries to International Cartoon Competition-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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2-day Workshop on April & May 2015

The Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising 2-day Foundation Cartoon Workshop on 11th & 12th April and 23rd & 24th May 2015. Workshops are open to all interested in learning the art of cartooning. There is no age limit for the participants.

One can enroll their names in the list of participants by visiting cartoon gallery personally or by sending mail with the details of the candidate like Name, Address, Contact numbers, Age, Education and Occupation to the following email IDs..

Indian Cartoon Gallery,
No.1, Midford House,
Midford Garden,
Off M.G.Road,
Near Big Kids Kemp Bldg,
Trinity Circle, Bangalore-560001.

Phone: 080 41758540, 09980091428


35 candidates will be selected for each workshops and lectures and demonstrations by senior cartoonists on different subjects are being arranged from 10 am to 5 pm on both the days. Food, snacks, coffee and materials will be provided by the Institute to the candidates at the time of workshop. Certificates will be given to all the participants.

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.

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"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.



For the List of Exhibitions at the Indian Cartoon Gallery Click here

Workshop Photograph

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

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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