E. P. Unny

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E P Unny in Kerala literature festival, Kozhikode(2017)

E. P. Unny or Ekanath Padmanabhan Unny, is a political cartoonist in India. He is a science graduate, has studied physics at the University in the Indian state of Kerala. He hails from the Ekanath Family of Elapully, Palakkad.

His first cartoon was published in Shankar's Weekly in 1973. He became a professional cartoonist in 1977 with The Hindu. E. P. Unny has worked with the Sunday Mail, The Economic Times and is now the Chief Political Cartoonist with The Indian Express Group.[1]

He has drawn and written graphic novels in Malayalam and a travel book on Kerala - 'Spices and Souls - A doodler's journey through Kerala'. He is said to have been doing graphic shorts in Malayalam literary journals as early as the 1990s. He has also written Santa and the Scribes: The Making of Fort Kochi, which was published in 2014. [2]

Books by E. P. Unny[edit]


  1. ^ "E. P. Unny". Indian Institute of Cartoonists.
  2. ^ "Waiting for the Dark Knight". Fountain Ink.