Indian cartoonist trains Bhutanese Cartoonists

Over 15 cartoonists and artists from the Bhutanese media attended a Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF)-conducted training for Cartoonists.

The training was not just about the usual drawing and termed as cartoon. It was more about conceptualizing news and events visually, minimal use of text, how to develop caricatures that can evolve into a regular character, stocking ideas, role of technology, artwork, layout, cartoon and visual media ethics.

The intensive training was delivered by India’s top cartoonist Jayanto who has over 35 years of experience as a cartoonist,.

In their feedbacks after the training, one of the participants Chimi R. Namgyel from Bhutan Observer said, “I am truly honored that I attended this intensive course with such a professional Cartoonist.”

Moreover I have learnt basic drawing ideas which I have never knew before, he added.

Rajan Rai from Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) said that such trainings should be held frequently in Bhutan.

He shared, “the training was very effective and will surely help me in applying the technique in animation and web graphic.”

Karma Lyegshey Chhopel also from BBS felt fortunate enough to be a part of the training which was organized for the first time in the country. He said the course on Cartoon and Illustration was very helpful and encouraging for us to meet and learn from a renowned Cartoonist.

Jigme Choden from The Bhutanese who participated in the training said the training covered all the basic and important things.

“The training conveyed the importance of cartoons and the cartoonists,” Chandra Singh Subba from Bhutan Times said.

The trainees learnt new ideas about the cartoon works and how the cartoons convey messages to the public. They also learnt drawing cartoons and modifying it with computer softwares

Dendup from UWICE said perhaps people can expect better cartoons in Bhutanese newspapers in the coming days.

At the end of the training, the participants were left informed and better learned in a short yet effective period of time.

It is said over 200 participants from Bhutanese media are expected to complete 10 trainings conducted by six professionals for the delivery of high quality trainings to the Bhutanese media.

The custom designed trainings are part of Bhutan Media Foundation’s activities implemented under BMF’s Strategic Plan (2012-2016).

This kind of trainings will be conducted annually by the Foundation.

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