‘Cartoon Selfie’ is Indian cartoonist Ashok Adepal’s unique way of presenting his thoughts, feelings, and observations on present-day affairs. It is a potpourri of cartoons — sometimes amusing, sometimes grim — with Adepal as the central and the only character attempting to understand, explain and question socio-political incidents.
Cartoon Selfie only relies on this singular character sans dialogue to make people realize and connect to ongoing events and issues. Each cartoon, however, has its own title. These cartoons, a hundred in all, cover mostly national and sometimes international subjects of discussion, and the series is a unique experiment in itself.
Adepal’s career as a political cartoonist began 15 years ago. He trained himself to draw cartoons and his first sale appeared in the regional newspaper, Kutchmitra in 2002. He is the creator and editor of a laughter and satire magazine called Vah Bhai Vah, and has exhibited in cities like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhuj, Mandvi, Gandhidham, Mumbai and Edison, USA.
The exhibition opens at The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF on Monday 11 September 2017 at 6.15pm. It continues until Friday 15 September 2017, and can be viewed between the hours of 10.00am to 6.00pm.