ohan Chakravarty is a dentistturned-animator-turned-cartoonist. His comic strip Green Humour talks about wildlife, animal behaviour, animal facts and sometimes even satirises the destruction of the environment and wildlife by the government and companies.
“I have always been drawing cartoons. Once, I volunteered for an organisation called Kids for Tigers, which got me interested in wildlife. I decided to combine two interests and see what comes out of it,” said Chakravarty. His agenda is clea r: Popularise wildlife and associated issues to the general public. His comic strip is the only Indian artwork distributed by Universal Uclick, Chakravarty claims. He also holds exhibitions around the country to popularise his comics.
“I was terrible as a dentist. I quit after my degree. I needed an escape. I was better at cartooning. I gradually found a way to merge two passions and build a profession out of it,” said Chakravarty.
The journey hasn’t been easy. After quit ti ng dentist r y, Chakravar t y worked as an animator for three years to support his Green Humour comic strip. Chakravarty has been drawing since he was a child. When he made the final switch to cartooning, his family was supportive.
Apart from sketching, Chakravarty is an avid birdwatcher and more than half of his work revolves around birdlife.