June 19, 2008


I am thankfull to the following persons who have helped in crafting the website
By contributing some antique pieces..

Shri Hashim Rajan
Kaumudi Publications

Shri Sudhirnath
Kerala Cartoon Academy

Shri Ravi

Shri Mohan

Shri Sujith
Kerala Kaumudi


Kambissery Yugam

I have two gurus in the field of cartooning-one is a person who does not have any artistic skills-Kambisseri Karunakaran and the other is Cartoonist Shanker.It was in 1961 that I joined Janayugam as a staff cartoonist-I have no idea of the exact date but I have a notion that it was during the onam season.The chief editor was N. Gopinathan Nair and Kambisseri was in charge of the Janayugam weekly.I shared the room of Kambissery and thus our relation grew.We used to take our evening walks together-begin from kadappakada,take a scroll around Aashramam ground and then via Chinnakada back to Janayugam Office.It was during this time that new ideas, accusations and gossips
Were discussed between us.Sometimes Adv Vaikkathethu(also a writer)used to join us.
Among the editorial staff of Janayugam,it was Kambissery who has influenced me and polished me the most.He used to take me with him on his tours to Kozhikode,Trivandrum and KPAC Kayankulam and I kept my eyes glued on the Steering throughout the journey as Kambissery himself used to be on the wheels!This is an anecdote of these Interesting journeys in Trivandrum-Kollam route published in the Kambisseri Memorial Magazine by Hashim Rajan,Koumudi,Trivandrum.