A cartoonist is a highly creative person who plays with visual and specialized in drawing cartoons. The purpose of cartoon is for entertainment, political commentary, or advertising. Cartoonists may work in many formats that include animation, booklets, comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons, and so on.
- Cartoonists mostly work alone - Works on different projects - They attend meetings to brainstorm ideas - Troubleshoot problems - Self-employed cartoonists have the additional stress of paying business bills and taxes, keeping their records in order, and generating more work to maintain their incomes.
Laxman started his career as a part-time cartoonist, working mostly for local newspapers and magazines. While as a college student, he illustrated his older brother R. K. Narayan's stories in The Hindu. His first full-time job was as a political cartoonist for The Free Press Journal in Mumbai. Later, he joined The Times of India, and became famous for The Common Man character.