Indian Institute of Cartoonists

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Indian Institute of Cartoonists
Logo pic IIC.jpg
Abbreviation IIC
Founded 8 June 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[edit]

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[edit]

Bangalore Cartoonists from various media houses at the Cartoon Exhibition (7–28 January 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[edit]

Exhibitions : 2007[edit]

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

Exhibitions : 2008[edit]

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

Exhibitions : 2009[edit]

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

Exhibitions : 2010[edit]

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
10 Jan 2010 Shreyas Navare Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
15 Feb 2010 M.R. Rajamaran R.H. Kulkarni.
5 Mar 2010 Cartoons for Climate (by British Council) Krishna Palemar (Government of Karnataka)
20 Mar 2010 Sringeri Brothers Jayanth Kaikini
10 Apr 2010 Nirmish Thaker Girish Karnad
6 May 2010 Satish Acharya Arundhati Nag
27 May 2010 Sumanta Baruah U.R. Rao
18 Jun 2010 MKMA-2009[10] C.R. Simha
10 Jul 2010 Tadao Kagaya Masayuki Tsuchikawa
29 Jul 2010 Bharat Jagatap M.B. Patil
14 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,
18 Oct 2010 Prabhakar Wairkar Dr.M.S. Thimmappa,
8 Nov 2010 Satish Yellapur and M.C. Chethan Mukhyamanthri Chandru
29 Nov 2010 Prabhakar Bhatlekar D.K. Chowta
18th Dec2010 Shankar Pamarthy Chiranjeev Singh

Exhibitions : 2011[edit]

Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
17 Jan 2011 Golden Jubilee Exhibition Janardhana Swamy
16 Feb 2011 John Chandran V. Manohar
26 Feb 2011 Abu Abraham Prof. N.S. Ramaswamy
19 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
6 Aug 2011 Rasheed Kappan Sister Jean Bangalore’s Mother Teresa
26th Nov2011 Shekar Kambalapally Sobha Nambisan
17 Dec 2011 Aswini Kumar Rath and Abani Kumar Rath Harish J. Padmanabha

Exhibitions : 2012[edit]

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

Exhibitions : 2013[edit]

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

Exhibitions : 2014[edit]

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

Exhibitions : 2015[edit]

Satish Acharya, 31 Jan 2015
William Hogarth, 1 July 2015
Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
31 Jan 2015 Satish Acharya Raobail
22 Feb 2015 Pickels & Lota by Goda Anirudh Raghvan M N Venkatachaliah, N.Murali
14 Mar 2015 Sanket Gurudatta M.A.Ponnappa, Chairman Karnataka Media Academy
6 Apr 2015 Your Autograph Please : Caricatures by Ranga ...
25 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 ...
31 Oct 2015 Cartoons Karnataka 2015 M.Shivakumar, Editor, Aparanji
21 Nov.2015 Caricatures India (Selected work) ...
10 Dec.2015 Funtoons : Vldimir Kazanevski, Ukraine ...

Exhibitions : 2016[edit]

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

Exhibitions : 2017[edit]

Shekhar Gurera, 07-28 Jan 2017
Yesudasan, Apr08-22,2017
Duration Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
07-28 Jan 2017 Cartoons and Future Lens by Shekhar Gurera [23][24] Parvati Gurera
04-25 Feb 2017 World of B. V. Ramamurthy[25][26] ...
Mar11 - Apr01, 2017 James Vaz Shivaram
Apr08-22,2017 Yesudasan ...
Apr29- May 20, 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
09-30 Sep 2017 Tuktuk's World by Shreyas Navare [28] ...
28 Oct- Nov18, 2017 Telugu Cartoonotsavam by Heartoonists (Telugu Cartoonists)[29] Dr Satyabhama Badhreenath, Dr Jayadev Babu

Exhibitions : 2018[edit]

Liza Donnelly, Apr 07-28, 2018
Duration Date Cartoonist/s Inaugurated by
06-27 Jan 2018 Liu Quiang (Chinese Cartoonist) [30] ...
9 Mar 2018 My Times My View (A collection of cartoons by V G Narendra, Published in Shankar's Weekly) Ravi Hegde (Chief Editor: Kannada Prabha)
09-30 Mar 2018 Late Kanneppadi Ramakrishna (Raghu) (Apr29,1925-Jul23,2000) ...
07-28 Apr 2018 Liza Donnelly (American Cartoonist)[31] ...
05-26 May 2018 Foreign Cartoons (MKMA-2017) Balan Nambiar, Amarnath Kamath
02-30 Jun 2018 150th Exhibition : Indian Cartoons (MKMA-2017) Tahir Bagasrawala
07-28 Jul 2018 Hazards of Plastic[32] Cartoon Watch
22 Aug-1 Sep 2018 Exhibition of Cartoons [33] Karnataka Cartoonists Association
08-22 Sep 2018 Cartoons and Caricaures by Mrityunjay Chiluveru [34] ...
06-20 Oct 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, Signe Wilkinson [35] [36] Dr. V A Sastry

Maya Kamath Memorial Award[edit]

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.[37][38]

Awardees of MKMA[edit]

Manjul Kishore, May 18, 2010
Award 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize Best Budding Cartoonist Best Foreign Cartoonist
MKMA:2008 Sandeep Adhwaryu [39] Ramadhyani, Shimoga Shankar Pamarthy Mujib Patla
MKMA:2009 Manjul Kishore[40] Mohd. Zahoor Prashant Kulkarni Rebecca Taylor
MKMA:2010 Vivek Thakker Shyamal Das Satish Acharya Margaret Samte, Siyang Borang
MKMA:2011 Mohd. Zahoor[41] 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[42] 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[edit]

  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 : 5 May 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 : 6 April 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 : 30 June 2012
  12. ^ Poster at IIC Famous Fifteen : 17 Aug. 2013
  13. ^ An exhibition of Cartoons by Mr. Narendra V.G. Whatshapp Bangalore : 26 February 2014
  14. ^ Wildlife the Toonie Way ConservationIndia.org : 13 September 2014
  15. ^ ‘VAKRA KIRANA’ by Kantesh EventsHigh.com : 2 January 2016
  16. ^ Women's Rights International Cartoon Exhibition Bangalore, India EventsHigh.com : 5 March 2016
  17. ^ Awards-2015 and Cartoon Exhibition Whatshapp Bangalore : 3 June 2016
  18. ^ Exhibition of selected cartoons by Sir David Low Whatshapp Bangalore : 8 July 2016
  19. ^ Karnataka as seen by MARIO Whatshapp Bangalore : 1 August 2016
  20. ^ Caricatures by Nirmish Whatshapp Bangalore : September 1, 2016
  21. ^ Laxman’s unpublished doodles to go on display in Bengaluru The Hindu : 14 October 2016
  22. ^ Unpublished R.K.Laxman Whatshapp Bangalore : 13 October 2016
  23. ^ Doodle-Do (Listing) Bangalore Mirror, Bangalore, 31 December 2016.
  24. ^ Exhibition of Cartoons by Shekhar Gurera Whatshapp Bangalore : 5 January 2017
  25. ^ What's New 2017 BestCartoons.net : Personal Exhibition
  26. ^ Events in Bengaluru Today The Hindu / 3 February 2017
  27. ^ IIC to train budding cartoonists The Hindu Bangalore : 8 June 2017
  28. ^ Tuktuk’s World’ Cartoons by Shreyas Navare Whatshapp Bangalore : 7 September 2017
  29. ^ Telugu Cartoonotsavam in city from 28 Oct Deccan Herald, Bangalore : 18 Oct 2017
  30. ^ SHOW AND TELL Bangalore Mirror: 6 Jan 2018
  31. ^ Solo Exhibit Of My Political Cartoons In India By Liza : 2 May 2018
  32. ^ Cartoon exhibition inaugurated in Bengaluru : TOI : Jal 8, 2018
  33. ^ cartooning in Bengaluru : The Hindu : Aug 20, 2018
  34. ^ Exhibition of caricatures by Mrityunjay : Telangana Today : Sep 02, 2018
  35. ^ 'Cartoons don’t kill people, fanatics do' : By Sowmya Rajaram, Bangalore Mirror : Oct 02, 2018
  36. ^ Signe Wilkinson : The Washington Post : News Service & Syndicate
  37. ^ MKMA information at IIC
  38. ^ Homage : Maya Kamath Homage by IIC
  39. ^ Maya Kamath Memorial Awards : 2008 Outlook : April 18, 2009
  40. ^ Maya Kamath Memorial Awards : 2009 DNA : May 18, 2010
  41. ^ Maya Kamath Memorial Awards : 2011 The Express Tribune, Pakistan: April 20, 2012
  42. ^ Maya Kamath Memorial Awards : 2016 WhatshappBangalore : March 30, 2017


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