E. P. Unny was born in Pallakad, Kerala and began his career with The Hindu in 1977 and went on to serve in the Sunday mail and The Economic Times. He is now Chief Political Cartoonists with The Indian Express. His first cartoon was published in Shankar's Weekly in 1973.
He is a science graduate, has studied physics at the University in the sourthern Indian state of Kerala
He has written and sketched a travel book on Kerala - 'Spices and Souls - A doodler's journey through Kerala'. He has also done a couple of graphic novels and stories, the first ever effort in this direction in india