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Jayanto re-tooning in Gardhab Das







Found this in my wallet while doing the annual Diwali cleaning. The cartoon was published in Hindustan Times on March 9, 2008. Jayanto Banerjee has been drawing cartoons for the last two decades. He has a corner in one of the middle pages of Hindustan Times titled Tooning In and sometimes his illustrations also appear in the paper.

I stuffed this particular page into my wallet because it reminded me of Jayanto's most famous creation - Gardhab Das from  Target Magazine.

A donkey and a politician, resemblance is obvious. At first first, I thought, 'Gardhab Das himself', but on closer examination realized that Gardhab Das had longer more donkey-like ears. Still it felt good seeing Jayanto sketch up something that looked like Gardhab.

2 comments:

  1. Forgot to mention. In school I had created my own Tintin comic - titled "Tintin in Shilliont". Shilliont was a fictional city based on my hometown Shillong. But had misplaced the copy somewhere.

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  2. "Tintin in Shilliont" That sure would have been fun. I remember, I had got a friend of mine to illustrate a Satyajit Ray inspired sci-fi story written by me titled "Chicken Farm".

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