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Indian Institute of Cartoonists

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Indian Institute of Cartoonists
Logo pic IIC.jpg
Abbreviation IIC
Founded June 8, 2001
Type Not for Profit - Registered Trust
Focus To Promote the Art of Cartooning in India
Location
Method Cartoon Workshop, Cartoon Library & Cartoon Gallery with every month new cartoon exhibition
Website www.cartoonistsindia.com

Indian Institute of Cartoonists[1][2] is an organisation based in Bangalore that serves to promote and preserve cartooning and cartoonists in India. Founded in 2001, the Institute hosts the Indian Cartoon Gallery[3] with rotating exhibits focusing on different artists. It has organised more than one hundred exhibitions of cartoons.

Founders and Brief History

IIC was registered as a non profitable organization under Trust act in 2001 to promote the art of cartooning in India with B. V. Ramamurthy as the Chair person, V. G. Narendra as the Managing Trustee and B.G.Gujjarappa as a member Trustee. The chief patron as Mario Miranda.[4] Then Governor of Karnataka, V. S. Ramadevi inaugurated the IIC at Bangalore on 8 June 2001. Seven leading cartoonists were felicitated with Lifetime Achievement Award. Mario Miranda, Pran, S.D.Padnis, Bapu, Gopulu, Yesudasan and S. K. Nadig. More than 100 cartoonists from across the country had participated in the function. R. K. Laxman was felicitated with Lifetime achievement Award in February 2002 in another function.[5]

The Board of Trustees, IIC as on May 2017

Honorary Chairman : Ashok Kheny
Advisor : Manjunath Nayaker
Managing Trustee : V. G. Narendra
Financial Advisor : B. G. Gujjarappa
Member Trustees : G. S. Naganath and G. S. Krishnan
National Adviser Committee : Sukumaran Potti, Unny, Shekhar Gurera, Suresh Sawant, Syam Mohan, Keshav, Venkataraghavan, Mohana Chandran and E P Peter
Doner Members : Family of Late Ranga, Family of Late Maya (Amarnath Kamath) and Melvin Mathew

Indian Cartoon Gallery

Bangalore Cartoonists from various media houses at the Cartoon Exhibition (January 7–28, 2017) by Shekhar Gurera.
Bangalore Cartoonists from various media houses at the Cartoon Exhibition (January 7–28, 2017) by Shekhar Gurera.

After the demise of the IIC Chairman B. V. Ramamurthy, Ashok Kheny (M.D. Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise and an ardent admirer of the cartoons) step forward as Honorary Chairman of the Institute. He dedicated the Institute 5000 square feet of premises in the heart of Bangalore to establish the Indian Cartoon Gallery, first of its kind in India. The premises has a vast, tastefully designed 2000 sq. ft. of Gallery, a conference hall and a space for a Library. Since then, every month the gallery is conducting fresh cartoon exhibition of the professional as well as amateur cartoonist. Later on the gallery has been awarded by the prestigious Limca Book of Records.[6]

Exhibitions held at the Indian Cartoon Gallery

Exhibitions : 2007

Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
16th Aug 2007 B. V. Ramamurthy, V. G. Narendra and B.G. Gujjarappa T. N. Chaturvedi
18th Oct 2007 S.K. Nadig V.N. Subbarao (Chairman, Karnataka Media Academy)

Exhibitions : 2008

23rd Jan 2008 Vikas Gupta G.R. Gopinath
6th Feb 2008 Ranjan Somaiah M.N. Venkatachalaiah
7th Mar 2008 Ranga (Ranganath) R.K. Misra (Winner of Lead India Contest)
4th Apr 2008 Shridhar Hunch G. Narayana, Chairman, Karnataka Janapada Academy
25th Apr 2008 Alok Nirantar T. Prabhakar, President, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat.
19 May 2008 Maya Kamath Girish Karnad
14th Jun 2008 B.V. Panduranga Rao Jagadish Shettar
7th Jul 2008 V. Gopal M.S. Narasimha Murthy (Humour Writer)
24th Jul 2008 S.D.Padnis[7] U. R. Ananthamurthy
11th Aug 2008 Group show of 12 Cartoonists Mahesh Joshi, Sr. Director, Doordarshan, Bangalore.
5th Sept 2008 Prakash Shetty S.G. Vasudev, Eminent Artist
13th Oct 2008 Prabhakar Rao Bail H.S. Venkatesh Murthy (Noted Poet)
4th Nov 2008 Rajesh Pujar Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar
4th Decr 2008 S.K. Nadig Babu Krishnamurthy, (Editor, Karmaveera)
22nd Dec 2008 G.Y. Hublikar D.P. Parameshwar, Chairman, Karnataka Media Academy

Exhibitions : 2009

Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
7th Jan 2009 David Low Chris Gibson, Director, British Council, Chennai
6th Feb 2009 R. K. Laxman Jayaramaraje Urs
11th Mar 2009 K.R. Swamy Girish Kasaravalli
6th Apr 2009 G.S. Naganath[8] V. Manohar
25th Apr 2009 Gireesh Vengara Balan Nambiar
20th Jun 2009 Subhani M.B. Jayaram,
8th Jul 2009 MKMA - 2008[9] Girish Karnad
1st Aug 2009 Shankar Sharad V. Dravid & Pushpa Dravid
5th Sept 2009 Keshav Justice N. Santosh Hegde
3rd Oct 2009 Mario Miranda Xerxes Desai
31st Oct 2009 K.N. Balraj Arjun Sajnani
19th Nov 2009 V.R.C. Shekar Dr. Jaimala
2nd Dec 2009 Yathish and Yogish Shettigar Anant Nag
26th Dec 2009 Janardhana Swamy Shivamurthy Swamiji

Exhibitions : 2010

Dr Kalam visited the Indian Cartoon Gallery to inaugurate the exhibition of the cartoons by Shreyas Navare on January 10, 2010
Dr Kalam visited the Indian Cartoon Gallery to inaugurate the exhibition of the cartoons by Shreyas Navare on January 10, 2010
Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
10th Jan 2010 Shreyas Navare Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
15th Feb 2010 M.R. Rajamaran R.H. Kulkarni.
5th Mar 2010 Cartoons for Climate (by British Council) Krishna Palemar (Government of Karnataka)
20th Mar 2010 Sringeri Brothers Jayanth Kaikini
10th Apr 2010 Nirmish Thaker Girish Karnad
6 May 2010 Satish Acharya Arundhati Nag
27 May 2010 Sumanta Baruah U.R. Rao
18th Jun 2010 MKMA-2009[10] C.R. Simha
10th Jul 2010 Tadao Kagaya Masayuki Tsuchikawa
29th Jul 2010 Bharat Jagatap M.B. Patil
14th Aug 2010 Vijay Narain Seth (Vins) Dilip Thakore,
4th Sept 2010 Jayarama Udupa Dr. Nalluru Prasad
27th Sept 2010 Shyam Mohan Dr. Radha Krishna Raju,
18th Oct 2010 Prabhakar Wairkar Dr.M.S. Thimmappa,
8th Nov 2010 Satish Yellapur and M.C. Chethan Mukhyamanthri Chandru
29th Nov 2010 Prabhakar Bhatlekar D.K. Chowta
18th Dec2010 Shankar Pamarthy Chiranjeev Singh

Exhibitions : 2011

Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
17th Jan 2011 Golden Jubilee Exhibition Janardhana Swamy
16th Feb 2011 John Chandran V. Manohar
26th Feb 2011 Abu Abraham Prof. N.S. Ramaswamy
19th Mar 2011 Surendra G.M. Belagali
16 April 2011 Shijo Varghese Sudhakar Rao
30 April 2011 B.G.Gujjarappa B.S.Raghuram
11 June 2011 MKMA – 2010 S.G.Vasudev
9 July 2011 Melvin Mathew B.S. Kumar
6th Aug 2011 Rasheed Kappan Sister Jean Bangalore’s Mother Teresa
26th Nov2011 Shekar Kambalapally Sobha Nambisan
17th Dec 2011 Aswini Kumar Rath and Abani Kumar Rath Harish J. Padmanabha

Exhibitions : 2012

B. V. Ramamurthy, June30-July20,2012
B. V. Ramamurthy, June30-July20,2012
Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
7th Jan 2012 Narsim G.K.Sathya
30th Jan 2012 T.F.Hadimani Chandrashekar Kambar
8th Feb 2012 R. K. Laxman’s Unpublished Doodles M.N.Venkatachalaiah, Girish Karnad
17th Mar 2012 Jagadish Kunte Chiranjeev Singh
9th April 2012 Best of Ranga ...
28th April 2012 Rebecca Taylor M.P. Ganesh
19th May 2012 Shijo Varghese Sarath
9th June 2012 MAYA JAAL : by Maya Kamath Shangon Das Gupta
30th June 2012 World of Ramamurthy[11] K.N. Harikumar
21st July 2012 Balraj K.N. Prem Koshy
13th Aug 2012 Smiling Line : Mega Cartoon Exhibition H. R. Bhardwaj
8th Sept 2012 Manohar Acharya Chandranath Acharya
1st Oct 2012 Laugh with Phadnis ...
20th Oct 2012 Cabodils of Lines : Biswajit Balasubramanian S.G.Vasudev
17th Nov 2012 Kushal Bhattacharya H.N.Suresh
4th Dec 2012 MAAC-2012 Madhuri Upadhyay
24th Dec 2012 Shankar's Cartoons ...

Exhibitions : 2013

Apart from the exhibition Famous Fifteen, IIC also felicitated these 15 leading cartoonists with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the excellencey in cartooning.
Apart from the exhibition Famous Fifteen, IIC also felicitated these 15 leading cartoonists with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the excellencey in cartooning.
Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
19th Jan 2013 Mario’s Karnataka Basavaraj
16th Feb 2013 Suresh Sawant R. Sreedhar
9th Mar 2013 B.V.Satyamurty B.R.Chavali
6th Apr 2013 Parjaya Sau Paul Fernandes
8th May 2013 Uday Vitla V.Manohar
8th Jun 2013 MKMA-2012 Girish Karnad
6th Jul 2013 Between the Lines by Prashant Kulkarni Prabhakar Raobail
27th Jul 2013 Rama Baana : Ramadhyani H.N.Ananda
17th Aug 2013 Famous Fifteen [12] Tadao Kagaya (Japanese Cartoonist)
7th Sept 2013 MAAC- 2013 Praveen Kumar
21st Oct 2013 Best of R. K. Laxman ...
12th Oct 2013 The Political Pickle : Shreyas Navare Ajitha G.S.
9th Nov 2013 Suraj ESKAY Sriram Athmaram N. Gangaram
7th Dec 2013 Music Sketches by Keshav M.R.V.Prasad
28th Dec 2013 Sai Swaroop Appajayya

Exhibitions : 2014

Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
18th Jan 2014 Hemant Morparia Sudha Pillai, Editor, Bangalore Mirror
8th Feb 2014 Comics by Pran ...
1st Mar 2014 V. G. Narendra [13] ...
22nd Mar 2014 Swinging in the 1970s : Paul Fernandes Ponnappa Subbaiah
12th Apr 2014 Run up to the Election-2014 : Ranjan Somaiah Chiranjeev Singh
3 May 2014 International Cartoons Dr. R.H.Kulkarni
24 May 2014 Break the Taboo about Toilets and Sanitation ...
14th Jun 2014 100th Cartoon Exhibition H.S.Balram, Director, Asianet
13th Sept 2014 Wild Life the Toony Way : Rohan Chakravarthy[14] ...
6th Oct 2014 Remembering Vins, Pran & Bapu ...
27th Oct 2014 Faces : R. K. Laxman’s Caricatures ...
17th Nov 2014 Alok Nirantar Ramachandra Guha
6th Dec 2014 Edua Szucs (Hungarian lady cartoonist) Chiranjeev Singh
27th Dec 2014 Frederick Joss, London S.G.Vasudev

Exhibitions : 2015

Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
31st Jan 2015 Satish Acharya Raobail
22nd Feb 2015 Pickels & Lota by Goda Anirudh Raghvan M N Venkatachaliah, N.Murali
14th Mar 2015 Sanket Gurudatta M.A.Ponnappa, Chairman Karnataka Media Academy
6th Apr 2015 Your Autograph Please : Caricatures by Ranga ...
25th Apr 2015 Smile with Melvin Mathew (India born US Cartoonist) ...
16 May 2015 MKMA-2014 (Foreign Cartoons) Prof. S Settar
3 June 2015 MKMA-2014 (Indian Cartoons) Dr. H N Suresh, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana
1 July 2015 London-250 Years Ago : William Hogarth ...
5 August 2015 Pocket cartoons of Mario Miranda ...
5th Sept 2015 Selected works of S.D.Phadnis ...
31st Oct 2015 Cartoons Karnataka 2015 M.Shivakumar, Editor, Aparanji
21st Nov.2015 Caricatures India (Selected work) ...
10th Dec.2015 Funtoons : Vldimir Kazanevski, Ukraine ...

Exhibitions : 2016

David Low, July9-23 2016
David Low, July9-23 2016
Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
2nd Jan.2016 Vakra Kirana by Kantesh M. Badiger[15] P. Rajendra
23rd Jan.2016 START-UP R. K. Laxman from Koravanji Usha Srinivas Laxman, M.Shivakumar, Beluru Ramamurthy
13th Feb 2016 Sukumar & Mohanachandran Vasant Kulkarni
5th Mar 2016 WOMAN’S RIGHTS International Cartoon Contest by ToonsMag, Norway[16] Aruna C.Newton
26th Mar 2016 REFUGEES cartoon exhibition Organisor: Kimse Yak Mu, Turkey Chiranjeev Singh, Vedat Oruc
24th Apr 2016 S.V.Padmanabha Sugata Srinivasaraju
4th Jun 2016 9th Anniversary of IIC : 125th cartoon exhibition [17] U.V.Vasantha Rao, Ritu Gairola Khanduri
9 July 2016 Sir David Low[18] ...
6th Aug 2016 Karnataka as seen by Mario[19] ...
3rd Sept 2016 Nirmish Thaker (Jnanapith Awardee) [20] Chandrashekhar Kambara (Jnanapith Awardee)
15th Oct 2016 Unpublished R.K.Laxman [21][22] ...
12th Nov 2016 Smile with Nadig ...
10th Dec 2016 World of Raobail ...

Exhibitions : 2017

Duration Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
Jan 07-28, 2017 Cartoons and Future Lens by Shekhar Gurera [23][24] Parvati Gurera
Feb 04-25, 2017 World of B. V. Ramamurthy[25][26] ...
Mar11 - Apr01, 2017 James Vaz Shivaram
Apr08-22,2017 Yesudasan ...
Apr29- May20,2017 Freedom of Expression: International Cartoons by Toons Mag Dr Satyabhama Badhreenath
May27- Jun10,2017 Smitha Bhandare Kamat Dr Deepti Navaratna
Jun14 - Jul15,2017 10th Anniversary of IIC ; MKMA-2016 (Indian and Foreign)[27] A Kheny, G Karnad, S G Vasudev, A Kamath, Keshav
Sep 09-30, 2017 Tuktuk's World by Shreyas Navare [28] ...
Oct 28- Nov18, 2017 Telugu Cartoonotsavam by Heartoonists (Telugu Cartoonists)[29] Dr Satyabhama Badhreenath, Dr Jayadev Babu

Exhibitions : 2018

Liza Donnelly, Apr 07-28, 2018
Liza Donnelly, Apr 07-28, 2018
Duration Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
Jan 06-27, 2018 Liu Quiang (Chinese Cartoonist) [30] ...
Mar 09, 2018 My Times My View (A collection of cartoons by V G Narendra, Published in Shankar's Weekly) Ravi Hegde (Chief Editor: Kannada Prabha)
Mar 09-30, 2018 Late Kanneppadi Ramakrishna (Raghu) (Apr29,1925-Jul23,2000) ...
Apr 07-28, 2018 Liza Donnelly (American Cartoonist)[31] ...
May 05-26, 2018 Foreign Cartoons (MKMA-2017) Balan Nambiar, Amarnath Kamath
Jun 02-30, 2018 150th Exhibition : Indian Cartoons (MKMA-2017) Tahir Bagasrawala
Jul 07-28, 2018 Hazards of Plastic[32] Cartoon Watch

Maya Kamath Memorial Award

Maya Kamath (1951 - 2001)
Maya Kamath (1951 - 2001)

The Maya Kamath Memorial Awards(MKMA) Competition for excellence in political cartoons and Best Budding Cartoonists award was started in 2008. IIC is also organising MKMA competition. These awards have been instituted by the family of late cartoonist Maya Kamath(1951-2001). The jury for selecting best cartoons for the awards includes Girish Karnad, S. G. Vasudev, B. G. Gujjarappa and Satish Acharya. [33][34]

Awardees of MKMA

Award 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize Best Budding Cartoonist Best Foreign Cartoonist
MKMA:2008 Sandeep Adhwaryu [35] Ramadhyani, Shimoga Shankar Pamarthy Mujib Patla
MKMA:2009 Manjul Kishore[36] Mohd. Zahoor Prashant Kulkarni Rebecca Taylor
MKMA:2010 Vivek Thakker Shyamal Das Satish Acharya Margaret Samte, Siyang Borang
MKMA:2011 Mohd. Zahoor[37] K. N. Balraj Sajith Kumar Siddharth Achaya, Kapil Gholap
MKMA:2012 Dwijith Uday Vitla Ramadhyani Kapil Gholap, Ahan Tulshn Pena Pai (Romania)
MKMA:2013 Tanmay Tyagi Manoj Chopra Alok Nirantar Rohit Padma Valentin Georgeiv (Bulgaria)
MKMA:2014 Satish Acharya Kantesh Badiger Rohan Chakravarthy Leeza John Paolo Dalponte (Italy), Behzad Ghafari (Canada)
MKMA:2015 Alok Nirantar V. R. Ragesh Gokul Gopalakrishnan M.K.Kishan Yaser Delfan (Iran), Makhmudjon Eshonkulov (Uzbekistan)
MKMA:2016[38] T.K.Sujith Prasannan Anickad Dhananjay Ekbote Debashish Singh Amir Soheili (Iran), Cornel Cheorean (Romania), Saeed Sadegahi (Iran)
MKMA:2017 Sasi Kumar Mruthyunjay Ranjith M S Ali Haidar Makhmudjon Eshonkulov (Uzbekistan), Jitet Kustana (Indonesia)

References

  1. ^ Official website of Indian Institute of cartoonists : CartoonistsIndia.com
  2. ^ Official social media of IIC : @IIC4u
  3. ^ IIC is the only organisation in India working towards promoting the art of cartooning The News Minute : May 5, 2016
  4. ^ The objectives of IIC at BangaloreBest.com : 2001
  5. ^ Achievements at CartoonistsIndia.com
  6. ^ Homage at CartoonistsIndia.com
  7. ^ Lifetime Achievement Award, by IIC IndiaArt.com : S. D. Phadnis
  8. ^ 'FineToons' at IIC indiaPRwire.com : April 6, 2009
  9. ^ Winners of Maya Kamath award announced The Hindu : APRIL 16, 2009
  10. ^ Winners of Maya Kamath award announced DNA : 18 May 2010
  11. ^ An exhibition of Cartoons by B. V. Ramamurthy MyBangalore.com : June 30, 2012
  12. ^ Poster at IIC Famous Fifteen : Aug. 17, 2013
  13. ^ An exhibition of Cartoons by Mr. Narendra V.G. Whatshapp Bangalore : February 26, 2014
  14. ^ Wildlife the Toonie Way ConservationIndia.org : September 13, 2014
  15. ^ ‘VAKRA KIRANA’ by Kantesh EventsHigh.com : January 2, 2016
  16. ^ Women's Rights International Cartoon Exhibition Bangalore, India EventsHigh.com : March 5, 2016
  17. ^ Awards-2015 and Cartoon Exhibition Whatshapp Bangalore : June 3, 2016
  18. ^ Exhibition of selected cartoons by Sir David Low Whatshapp Bangalore : July 8, 2016
  19. ^ Karnataka as seen by MARIO Whatshapp Bangalore : August 1, 2016
  20. ^ Caricatures by Nirmish Whatshapp Bangalore : September 1, 2016
  21. ^ Laxman’s unpublished doodles to go on display in Bengaluru The Hindu : October 14, 2016
  22. ^ Unpublished R.K.Laxman Whatshapp Bangalore : October 13, 2016
  23. ^ Doodle-Do (Listing) Bangalore Mirror, Bangalore, 31 December 2016.
  24. ^ Exhibition of Cartoons by Shekhar Gurera Whatshapp Bangalore : January 5, 2017
  25. ^ What's New 2017 BestCartoons.net : Personal Exhibition
  26. ^ Events in Bengaluru Today The Hindu / February 3, 2017
  27. ^ IIC to train budding cartoonists The Hindu Bangalore : June 8, 2017
  28. ^ Tuktuk’s World’ Cartoons by Shreyas Navare Whatshapp Bangalore : September 7, 2017
  29. ^ Telugu Cartoonotsavam in city from Oct 28 Deccan Herald, Bangalore : Oct 18, 2017
  30. ^ SHOW AND TELL Bangalore Mirror: Jan 6, 2018
  31. ^ Solo Exhibit Of My Political Cartoons In India By Liza : May 2, 2018
  32. ^ Cartoon exhibition inaugurated in Bengaluru : TOI : Jal 8, 2018
  33. ^ MKMA information at IIC
  34. ^ Homage : Maya Kamath Homage by IIC
  35. ^ Maya Kamath Memorial Awards : 2008 Outlook : April18, 2009
  36. ^ Maya Kamath Memorial Awards : 2009 DNA : May18, 2010
  37. ^ Maya Kamath Memorial Awards : 2011 The Express Tribune, Pakistan: April20, 2012
  38. ^ Maya Kamath Memorial Awards : 2016 WhatshappBangalore : March30, 2017


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