DEMONSTRATING POWER OF CARTOONS – Shivram Dattatreya Phadnis, the cartoonist who cuts language barriers

When comics become a language

In 1924, its capital was chose as the seat of the Indian National Congress, under the presidency of Mahatma Gandhiji. The region is known for kunda, a milk-based dessert. Its newspapers include Vijay Karnataka, Samyukta Karnataka and Kannadamma in Kannada. Here, where cartoonist Shivram Dattatreya Phadnis was born, you can find the large village of Bhoj,/ surrounded by the Veda Ganga River, on two sides.

According to his view, the visual experience offered by the company is universally perceptible and graphically representable. His humorous cartoons have animated countless books and periodicals. His first humorous cover appeared in Unni magazine in 1951. Fourteen years later, the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai organized his exhibition of colorful originals. In 2001, Shivram Dattatreya Phadnis received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Cartoonists in Bangalore.

With gentle and fine humor, his comics offer the viewer the value of stylized grace. Born in 1925 in Bhoj (Belgaum, India), Shivram Dattatreya Phadnis received his artistic training at the Mumbai Institute of Applied Art. Since 1952, he has designed the cover in Marathi Mohini magazine every year. Some of his cartoons have been exhibited in the Montreal International Salon of Cartoons. In 1987, his television shows on the art of comics were featured on broadcasts of the UGC educational program.

Married and with two daughters, he has his own studio in Pune. His creative vein goes beyond the boundaries of class, language and religion. During his career as a cartoonist and illustrator, Shivram Dattatreya Phadnis also participated in the Cartoons from India exhibition at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In 1997, his Chitrahas audiovisual program was also presented during a tour of the United States and London.

He comes from the ranks of cartoonists who do not like doing political cartoons. Untitled, his cartoons put humorous emphasis on everyday life. Extremely interested in cartoons, Shivram Dattatreya Phadnis moved to Pune with the support of a publisher, starting his career as a cartoonist and humorous illustrator. Through his cartoons, he inculcated the spirit of democracy, influencing generations of Maharashtra cartoonists.

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