Cartoonist is the one who draws still cartoons, which are usually meant to be humorous. The cartoons are often featured in print publications like magazines and newspapers as well as online publications like blogs and websites.

Career Options

  • - Editorial Cartoonist - Digital Cartoonist - Inker
  • Penciler
  • Colourist
  • Letterer - Comic Writer
  • Scripter or Illustrator

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - Artistic and technical skills - Talent for drawing - Understanding of the tools and mediums involved in cartooning - Good writing skills - Knowledge of current activities - Excellent communication skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor’s degree in drawing
  • illustration
  • fine art
  • painting
  • animation or other related degree. - Master’s in fine art - Diploma or certificate in Art and craft

Top Colleges

  • National Institute of Design Ahemdabad Address: Paldi Ahmedabad Gujarat 380007 Phone: 07926629500 Website:
  • VIT University, Vellore Address: Vandalur Kelambakkam Road Chennai Tamil Nadu 600127 Phone: 04439931555 Website:

Working Conditions

Cartoonists mostly work alone. Works on different projects. They attend meetings to brainstorm ideas. Troubleshoot problems and some 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.

Top Companies

  • Maverick India Address: A-131 IInd Floor DDA Sheds Okhla Phase-II, Delhi 110020 Phone: 01141315202 Website:
  • Digitoonz Address: C-29 2nd floor Sector 6 Noida Rd Uttar Pradesh 201301 Phone: 01204107048 Website:

Successful Persons

Kesava Shankara Pillai

Kesava Shankara Pillai who is very well known as Shankar, was a very talented Indian cartoonist. He is also considered as the father of political cartooning in India.

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman was the most renowned Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He is famous for his creation The Common Man and for his daily cartoon strip, "You Said It" which is published in The Times of India.

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