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Amnesty urges Malaysia to free cartoonist accused of sedition

Human rights NGO Amnesty International urged Malaysia on Sunday to free a popular political cartoonist who has been arrested over making offensive drawings of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Egypt arrests cartoonist Islam Gaweesh for illegally running webpage

An Egyptian cartoonist, whose work is occasionally critical of government figures, was arrested in the capital, Cairo, on Sunday and charged with running a webpage without a license, the country's Interior Ministry said in a statement. 

School which rejected RK Laxman to house his memorial!

School which rejected RK Laxman to house his memorial!

The memorial was announced by Fadnavis after Laxman's funeral in Pune.

Fans tweet to mourn Archie's cartoonist Tom Moore's death

Suffering from throat cancer,Tom Moore, who brought to life the escapades of the freckle-faced comic character Archie, took his last breath on Monday in his home town of El Paso, Texas.

China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president

Authorities have detained an obscure Chinese artist after he posted online a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping, his wife said today.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz publishes `Catharsis` album

Luz, one of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists to survive January`s Islamist attack on the French satirical magazine, on Thursday published an album recounting his life after the massacre.

Malaysian cartoonist charged for criticising judiciary

A Malaysian cartoonist was on Friday charged with nine counts of sedition over tweets insulting the judiciary after the conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in a sodomy case.

Danish police underestimated terror threat says hunted cartoonist

A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been the target of one of the deadly weekend Copenhagen shootings said on Tuesday that Danish police had underestimated the terrorist threat since January`s Paris attacks.

Police seize Malaysia cartoonist books

 Malaysian police Saturday seized a cache of books by one of the country`s best-known political cartoonists five days after the artist was detained for alleged sedition.

Malaysia arrests cartoonist for criticising Anwar verdict judges

Malaysia has arrested a cartoonist for sedition over a Twitter post that criticised the judiciary for upholding a five-year jail term for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who accused the courts of "bowing to the dictates of the political masters".

Special: Indian cartoonists express great grief at R K Laxman's demise

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, whose hard-hitting caricatures ruled the pages of Time of India and the hearts of the countrymen, is no more; he left the nation teary-eyed on Monday (26 Jan 2015).

‘If published in India then Charlie Hebdo cartoons would have never got support like in France'

Humour is a new sin. The intolerant world we are living in seems to have pushed this thought across us as was proved by the recent attack on French satirical magazine Charile Hebdo.

RK Laxman accorded state funeral; Maharashtra govt to set up memorial

RK Laxman accorded state funeral; Maharashtra govt to set up memorial

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, whose work ruled the pages of newspapers and the hearts of countrymen, was today accorded a state funeral here, as a teary-eyed nation joined in paying tribute to the man whose brush strokes put smile on everyman's face.

Bollywood mourns RK Laxman's death

Bollywood mourns RK Laxman's death

India’s most popular and loved cartoonist RK Laxman’s death on Monday evening of January 26 has left a massive void in many lives.

UP CM condoles death of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has expressed profound grief over the demise of eminent cartoonist and creator of 'Common Man', R K Laxman, an official spokesman said here.

R K Laxman to be accorded state funeral: Maha govt

R K Laxman to be accorded state funeral: Maha govt

A state funeral will be accorded to eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure, officials said.

'Feel personal loss' on passing away of Laxman: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Monday night condoled the death of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, saying his death has left a void in the world of creativity which will be difficult to fill.

RK Laxman's bond with Thackeray lasted several decades

Having worked together in the Free Press Journal in 1947 as political cartoonists, the bond between Bal Thackeray and noted cartoonist RK Laxman remained intact through the passage of time, spanning decades.

Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman dies at 94 in Pune

Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman passed away on January 26, 2015. He was hospitalized earlier this month for a urinary infection. He was put on ventilator support after multi-organ failure. He had reportedly suffered several strokes since 2010.

RK Laxman - A legend who immortalised 'the common man'

The mighty pen and its power surely backed one of the most esteemed cartoonists that the country will remember in times to come, such was the personality of the genius called—RK Laxman.