Mamata Banerjee. Siddarth jumde
Mamata Banerjee. Siddarth jumde

A Cartoonist Injecting Humour into Political Leaders Personalities!

Siddhant Jumde weaves a story through with each textured caricature he creates while balancing the reality of his creations with a sense of humour.
Yogi Adityanath. Illustration for India Today magazine. Siddhant Jumde
Yogi Adityanath. Illustration for India Today magazine. Siddhant Jumde

Siddhant is an illustrator and caricature artist who is inspired by his family and what he grew up watching on the telly. Find out more about his creative process as he answers the burning questions regarding his creative process.

Mamata Banerjee. Illustration for India Today magazine. Siddhant Jumde
Mamata Banerjee. Illustration for India Today magazine. Siddhant Jumde

CG. When compelled you to pursue being an illustrator and cartoonist as a career?

Siddhant. When I was a kid I used to watch Disney cartoons which had a huge influence on me. Even though I still watch cartoons and animated movies. Eventually, I started drawing on the papers and walls of my house. My mother plays an important role in this.

She has a good command of Rangoli, which gave me the knowledge of lines and how it works as a structure for any art. When I got admission to Sir JJ Institute of Applied Arts, where I chose illustration as a subject to specialize in, I used to go to events as a caricature artist. This helped me to build my observation skills. I studied the artwork styles from the Mad Magazine itself. That gave me a perspective to draw things differently.

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