Wednesday, September 1, 2010


S Sukumaran Potti (Sukumar)
Place & DOB- Attingal , 09-07-1932

Kanjirampara PO,
Thiruvananthapuram-695 030
Phone-0471- 2362873

From early childhood had an aptitude towards humour. First cartoon appeared in VIKATAN magazine in 1950. Since then he draw cartoons for Malayali daily and Kaumudhi weekly. Got initiated into political cartooning under the guidance of (late) K.S. Pillai, famous editorial cartoonist of the ’50s and ’60s and pioneer of political cartooning in Kerala..

After graduation, Shri Sukumar studied drawing and painting academically. Joined Government service and worked in the state police department for 30 years from 1957 to retire in 1987as Administrative Assistant. While in service, he drew many cartoons in an array of Malayalam periodicals. An exponent of whacky humor in writing as well, he has so far published 35 books under different genres. Served as Chairman and Secretary of Kerala Cartoon Academy. Received Fellowship from Kerala Cartoon Academy in 1998. He is also the recipient of the Kerala Sahithya Academy award for Humour literature 1996.

Wife, M Savitri. One daughter.


Cartoonist said...

Sukumar Sir was one of my Masters in the 1983 camp. Even prior to that, my father and I used to laugh together at his cranky caricatures as posted above. I consider, only a pure Malayali in spirit can fully imbibe the whacky humour in his lines and text with full impact.

Just see these characters. Some of them are already extict, some facing that.. :(

But, this revival pulls me to my childhood !
Thank you, Sukumar Sir !

Thommy said...

Simply Masterpieces from a Master.
Thank you sir, for sharing.
Regards, Thommy

kar2nist said...

After all Old is still Gold, even at today's rates:-)...full 24 carat! And professionalism is oozing from every stroke..
Really a Master-stroker!
Please continue enthralling us, Saaaaaar!

Balakrishnan Kavungal Anat said...

Salutes !!!and more Salutes !!!

Unknown said...

old is gold

ajit narayan said...

gem of a cartoons....thanks for sharing-ajit narayan

Nishanth Thachambalath said...

Definitely, a study guide for all of us.., thank you Sukumar sir for sharing your excellent creativities..

Anonymous said...

Hats off.

sathyan said...

Very confident and expressive lines, my first exposure to this celebrated artist and it indeed offers a lot more to learn from....

G.Hari said...

Hilarious figures expose the caricatures among the society. Congrats-G.HARI.

Unknown said...

I'm Dea Metohu.
My grandfather and mr.Sukumaran studied together in Prague in 1956 and they lived together for almost four great years, after studies they lost their contacts. I'll appreciate it very much if you will help me with a contact address or a phone number of mr.Sukumaran.

Please if you have any information contact me in my email address