S. Jithesh

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S. Jithesh
Born 30 December 1974
Pandalam Thekkekkara, Pathanamthitta district
Pen name Super-Speedy Cartoonist
Occupation Performing cartoonist, art critic, poet
Nationality India India
Ethnicity Hindu, Nair
Citizenship Indian
Education M.A in English Literature , LL.B
Genre Varayarangu, cartoons
Spouse Unnymaya
Children Sivaani, Niranjan

S. Jithesh is a cartoonist and former Vice-Chairman of Kerala Cartoon Academy. He has initiated and popularised 'Super-Speedy Cartooning' through his on the spot infotainment cartoon stage shows by the name Varayarangu.[1] His infotainment style, Varayarangu, is a blend of poetry, anecdotes, and socio-political satire with high speed drawing. Sketching of more than thousand celebrity caricatures at a quick pace and satirical commentary is the major attraction of his cartoon stage shows: he has shown the ability to sketch fifty celebrity caricatures within five minutes.[2]

He has conducted more than 3000 cartoon stage shows across India and abroad.[3] As a Performing Cartoonist he is known for his lightning sketches and pictorial speech on stage.[4] Jithesh has carved out his own niche of political sketches which have appeared in many Kerala publication. He has drawn cover illustrations and caricatures for more than thousand books in Malayalam including Kamala Das' collection of short stories, Madhavikkuttiyude Unmakadhakal.[citation needed] He was the editor-in-chief of Chiricheppu Cartoon monthly. Jithesh's interests are not limited to cartooning alone since he has also published his own collections of poems in Malayalam.[5]

Personal life

He was born on December 30, 1974 at Pandalam in Pathanamthitta District as the son of K. N. Somasekharan Nair and M. Remani Amma [6] He graduated with a LL.B degree and an M.A in English Literature. He is married to Unnimaya and father of two children: Sivaani and Niranjan.[7]

Published works

  1. Nakshathrangale Pranayicha Oraal
Library of Congress citation: Jitēṣ, Es. Nakṣatr̲aṅṅaḷe pr̲aṇayicca orāḷ : kavitakaḷ / Es. Jitēṣ. Nūr̲anāṭ : Uṇma Pabḷikkēṣans, 1999. 50 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. LC Control Number 99952122
  1. Kuttikkavitthakalum Cartoon Padanavum
  2. Cartoon-Caricature Varakkaan Padikkan

References

  1. Kerala Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Sahityakara Directory’.
  2. Samakalika Malayalam Weekly’s 2004 October 1- Issue, Page74 (Jeevitham Enne Enthu Padippichu column compiled by T.N.Jayachandran I.A.S
  3. Kavikalum Kavitha Charithravum- An Academic Encyclopedia, Published by Haritham Books, Kozhikode.

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