Contemporary Indian cartoonists who need…


New Delhi: There is a long legacy of cartoon artists and famous cartoonists since time immemorial. This heritage has also been preserved by our contemporary cartoonists. Two such names are Satish Acharya and Manjul.

1. Satish Acharya is a self-taught cartoonist, who appeared in “United Sketches” as a professional cartoonist from India. Acharya was also listed among the “24 Intellectuals” by Forbes India in 2015.

Acharya and his works

An ardent 21st century cartoonist, Satish Acharya’s works have been published in renowned publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. To mention, he got his first break as a political cartoonist with the Bombay English tabloid Midday. Satish Acharya’s cartoon about the Charlie Hebdo massacre was considered one of the most powerful cartoons. Acharya has published five cartoon books, of which Mein, Hum and AAP are in English. Cartoonishta in Kannada and Negipuggi in Kundapra Kannada. His cricket cartoon book Non-Striker was officially released on 31 January 2015 in Bangalore. His latest cartoon book, ‘Go Corona Go’, was published in 2021 and became one of the first cartoon books with the pandemic as a theme.

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2. manjul is a contemporary Indian political cartoonist. He worked with major publications like Dainik Jagran, Rashtriya Sahara, Financial Express, India Today, The Economic Times Daily News and Analysis. . He is also the winner of the 2009 Maya Kamath Memorial Awards for Excellence in Cartoons.

Manjul and his works

Some of his works include: a daily pocket cartoon column on political and social events appears in the Daily News and Analysis. Nobody’s Business, the daily pocket cartoon column about office humor appears in DNA Money, Daily News and Analysis. Toon In, a twice-weekly cartoon editorial column appears in Daily News and Analysis. Apart from these, there are many columns curated by Manjul for some of the leading Indian publications.

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