Monday, May 25, 2015

Felicitating Cartoonist B G Varma - Press Cutting

Malayala Manorama - May 27
Mathrubhumi May 26th
Indian Express - May 26
 Malayala Manorama May 25th
Mathrubhumi May 25th
Thejas May 25th
 Deccan Cronicle - May 23
 The Hindu - May 23
Times Of India - May 23

Deshabhimani - May 25
Mangalam - May 25

Cartoonist B G Varma Felicitated



Kerala Cartoon Academy  in association with Ernakulam  Press Club  felicitated Bal Gopal Varma  who nom de plumed  as B G Varma , renowned cartoonist of  Shankars Weekly and  illustrator of  Childrens Book Trust , at Ernakulam Press Club on 24th May 2015. Noted Writer N S Madhavan  inaugurated the function  chaired by  K Ravikumar, Press Club President .

Thomas Jacob , Malayala Manorama Editorial Director handed over the  KCA honorary membership to B G Varma and  Resul Pookutty, Oscar honoured film sound designer  presented the ponnaada. KCAVice-Chairman Unnikrishnan delivered  the   reverent speech to  honour  the cartoonist of the  day.

Vaikam M K Shibu,Secretary,Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy and Mrs.B G Varma  were among who spoke on the occasion .KCAChairman Prasannan Anikkad welcomed the gathering  and Secretary  Sudheernath extended  vote of thanks.

The treasurer and senior Executive committee member of  KCA  Sri.M.S.Mohanachandran and others like Jayaraj Vellur, Surendran Varachal,Anil Vega,Manoj Mathasseril,Anoop Radhakrishnan,P.U.Naushad,Suresh K.K etc were fully loaded with their portfolios  for the successful culmination of the function.The one and only art director in KCA family Suresh Davinchi
presented a cute caricature of Sri B G Varma has gathered appreciation both from him and the audience as well. .KCA members and wellwishers like Sri T V G Menon,John Kakkanad,Anil Aroor Anjan Satheesh etc were also attended..

The exhibition of BGV Cartoons and Caricatures was opened  at  Press Club Gallery  ,which will in display for one week.


Welcome  :  KCA Chairman Prasannan Annikkad
 function  chaired by  K Ravikumar, Press Club President .
Noted Writer N S Madhavan  inaugurated the function
KCAVice-Chairman Unnikrishnan delivered  the   reverent speech to  honour  the cartoonist
 Thomas Jacob , Malayala Manorama Editorial Director handed over the  KCA honorary membership to B G Varma
Resul Pookutty, Oscar honoured film sound designer  presented the ponnaada.  to B G Varma
Mrs B G Varma (Gayathri Varma )
KCA Secretary  Sudheernath extended  vote of thanks.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Felicitating Cartoonist B G Varma.

I N V I T A T I O N
Dear Cartoonist,

Kerala Cartoon Academy and Ernakulam Presss Club jointly felicitating Cartoonist B G Varma  at Ernakulam Press Club on 24th May 2015 (Sunday) at 3 pm. Noted Writer N S Madhavan inaugurates the function .

Press Club President K Ravikumar presides over the function. Cartoonist Yesudasan  grands KCA honorary membership to B G Varma. Malayala Manorama Editorial Director Thomas Jacob opens the exhibiton of B G Varma cartoons.

KCA Chairman Prasannan Anikkad welcomes the gathering  and Vice-Chairman Unnikrishnan delivers  the   reverent speech to  honour  the cartoonist of the  day . KCA Secretery  Sudhirnath extends vote of thanks. 

The exhibition concludes on 25th May.

Venue : Ernakulam Press Club
DATE: 24/05/2015
TIME: 03.30PM
PLEASE BE THERE. WE WILL BE IN WAIT FOR YOU…

Warmly,
Sudheer Nath N B
Secretary,
Kerala Cartoon Academy

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cartoonist Rajeendra Kumar,TVG Menon and E Suresh received Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Cartoon Award


Cartoonist Rajeendra Kumar received Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Cartoon Award 2015.
Cartoonist TVG Menon and E Suresh also received Honourable mention awards.
The function took place at Kozhikkode Town Hall on May 19th. The Awards were handed over by Dr. M. K. Muneer, Minister for Social Welfare and Panchayat .

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Felicitating Cartoonist B G Varma.

Cartoonist B G Varma
Dated: 12th May, 2015
I N V I T A T I O N
Dear Cartoonist,
Kerala Cartoon Academy  and Ernakulam Press Club Felicitating Cartoonist B G Varma.  As one of the beloved disciples of Cartoonist Shankar , Varma contributed a lot to cartooning especially through Shankar’s Weekly and CBT books. So we are proud to honour him and exhibiting his cartoons.

Venue : Ernakulam Press Club
DATE: 24/05/2015
TIME:  03.30PM
PLEASE BE THERE. WE WILL BE IN WAIT FOR YOU…

Warmly,

Sudheer Nath N B
Secretary,
Kerala Cartoon Academy

Saturday, May 9, 2015

cartoonist Shivaram's daughter passed away.

Sad news from Kochi,
One of Kerala Cartoon Academy founder member and founder secretary  late cartoonist Shivaram's daughter passed away. Kindly find the news clip as attachment.
Kerala Cartoon Academy deeply mourn on the demise of our  beloved family member.

Sudheer Nath N B
Secretary,
Kerala Cartoon Academy 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

KCA MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE

In order to apply for membership in the Kerala Cartoon Academy, (Only for Kerala Cartoonists) you just need to do these 2 simple steps :

(1) Enclose a duly filled up application form downloadable HERE with your colour photograph affixed thereon.
(2) Enclose copies of three of your recently PUBLISHED works of cartoon/caricature, with the name and date of the publication. 
If your application is approved on the basis of your credentials by the Executive Committee at their earliest meeting.
On getting intimation of approval of your request, you have to remit the membership fee at any SBT branch or by CASH / CHEQUE favouring KERALA CARTOON ACADEMY SB A/c No. 67084090002 of SBT, Kaloor, Ernakulam.CBS Code-70327

warmly,

Sudheer Nath
Secretary
Kerala Cartoon Academy

MEMBERSHIP FORM (English)

MEMBERSHIP FORM (Malayalam)

Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Cartoon Award 2015

Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Cartoon Award 2015 goes to Cartoonist Rajeendra Kumar 
and Honourable mention awards go to 
TVG Menon and E Suresh
Rajeendra Kumar
Award winning cartoon by Rejeendra kumar

TVG Menon


E Suresh


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kerala Cartoon Academy pays homage to Cartoonist GOPULU


​S. Gopalan (born 1924 - died 29th April 2015, pen-name Gopulu) was a Tamil illustrator and cartoonist, known for his work for the Tamil humour magazine Ananda Vikatan.

Born in Tanjore in 1924, Gopulu spent his early years in the city. He studied at the Kumbakonam School of Art. In 1941, he came to Chennai looking for a job in Ananda Vikatan. There, he met the legendary cartoonist 'Mali', who commissioned a number of paintings for the magazine's Deepavali special. It was not till December 1944, however, that Mali offered Gopulu a job at the magazine. (Mali was also the one who gave Gopulu his pen-name). In the course of the next twenty or so years, till 1968, Gopulu did political cartoons, cover designs and illustrated columns for the magazine.

As an illustrator, Gopulu worked on popular serials such as Thillana Mohanambal and Washingtonil Thirumanam. He is known for his work with the writer Devan for whom he illustrated the serial Thuppariyum Sambu in comics form. Devan's bumbling detective is remembered in the form in which Gopulu first drew him. Gopulu also traveled with the writer Saavi in 1953-54, to Ajanta, Ellora, Delhi, Jaipur, Calcutta for a travel series.

In 1972, Gopulu started his own ad agency, Ad Wave Advertising. He designed the logo of the Tamil magazine Kungumam, and that of Sun TV too. Later, he quit advertising and began to work as a freelance illustrator for magazines such as Kalki, Amudhasurabhi, Vikatan and Kungumam.

Gopulu was given the ‘Kalaimamani' award by the Government of Tamil Nadu on 26 November 1991. He is a recipient of the Murasoli Award and the M. A. Chidambaram Chettiar Award. In 2001 he was honoured with the lifetime achievement award as part of the inaugural function of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists in Bangalore.

May his soul rest in peace...










Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kerala Cartoon Academy Office Bearers for the year 2015-2017


Chairman : Prasannan Anickad
Vice Chairman : Unnikrishnan and Jayaraj Vellur
Secretary  : Sudheer Nath N B
Joint Secretary :  Manoj Mathaserry
Treasurer : M S Mohanachandran
Executive Committee Members:
Aravindan
Rejeendra kumar
Abba vazhoor
Surendran Varachal
Anil Vega
Naushad 
Rethish Ravi
Anoop Radhakrishnan
Suresh K K
Suresh Davinchi






Monday, April 13, 2015

KCA AGM on 26-04-15



The Annual General Body Meeting of Kerala Cartoon Academy is scheduled to be at SIKSHAK SADAN, (near Karikamuri cross road) , Ernakulam ,  on 26-04-2015 (Sunday) at 11 am.

Presentation of  KS PILLAI SMARAKA FREELANCE CARTOONIST AWARD to Dr.Madhu Omallur and distribution of prizes to winners of KCA cartoon-caricature competitions also will be held  at the same venue, at 3 pm.

Warmly,
MS Mohanachandran

Secretary,
Kerala Cartoon Academy
Mob:
8281194851  / 9388601005 (Chairman)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ansera Cartoon Exhibition



Ansera  Cartoon  Exhibition, under  the auspices of Kerala Lalithakala Academy,  was opened at Lalithakala  Academy  Hall , Town Square , Alapuzha. It was inaugurated by P Aravindan,  Chairman ,Kerala Cartoon Academy. Remani Giri Ansera lit the holy-lamp. Vivek Victor, A H Anas, Ratheesh Sukumaran, T Prabhu and Dhiresh Ansera spoke on the occasion.


The exhibition consists of 101 frames from three generations. Among them, 31 frames by Giri Ansera,61 by his son Rakesh Ansera ,art teacher and executive member of KCA , and 9 by Giri's grand daughter  and Rakesh's daughter Nanda R Ansera, a student.

Monday, March 23, 2015

K S Pillai Award 2015 goes to Madhu Omallur



Madhu Omallur bags CARTOONIST K S PILLAI MEMORIAL FREELANCE  CARTOONIST AWARD 2015. Award of Rs.10001/-,  sponsored by Cartoonist Sukumar in memorial of his cartoon guru Late K S Pillai,  will be distributed in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Academy to be held at Ernakulam on 26th April 2015.

                                                                 










 Madhu Omallur

 










 K S Pillai

Madhu Omallur (Dr.P.Madhusoodanan Pillai) was born on 28-10-1954 at Omallur, Pathanamthita Dt, as fourth son of Sri.T.P.Parameswaran Pillai and Smt.T.N.Bhanumathi Amma.

Madhu Omallur, having Doctorate Degree in Newspaper Management, has more than 35 years of experience in journalism as editor and cartoonist in leading dailies in Malayalam, English and Hindi. He is recipient of several awards like Dr.Ambedkar Fellowship National Award. 

He is founder director of Shri Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust. He served as Director of State Resource Centre , Director Jan Shikshan Sanstan under Human Resource Development, GOI, Director Bharat Sevak Samaj  and several other important posts. Since 2001 he has been publishing  WITNESS-The Analytical Journal of India, independently.