Twelve-year-old naughty twins, a middle-class Christian family, a lazy panchayat president, his domineering wife, a dog that appears in every frame. Created by VT Thomas for the weekly Malayala Manorama periodical and later the magazine , the adventures of the twins were first published in Thomas, better known by his pen-name Toms, found a home for his characters in the fictional village of Kizhakkamthooku somewhere in central Kerala. The artist also belonged to that landscape, having being born in Kuttanad in Alappuzha district.
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All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service. ET Magazine. Tech and Gadgets. City Life. Between The Lines. Market Watch. Pinterest Reddit. Toms began his career as cartoonist with Malayala Manorama in and continued till his retirement in Image: Facebook. KOTTAYAM: Well known cartoonist V T Thomas, the creator of ' Boban and Molly ', the year-old cartoon siblings who endeared one and all with their childish pranks and became household names in the state for nearly 40 years, passed away at a hospital here.
Thomas, 87, known as Toms, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here for age related ailment for some time when the end came late last night, hospital sources said. He is survived by wife and 6 children. The comic strip used to appear in the last page of the Malayala Manorama weekly. After his retirement in , there was a legal dispute with the newspaper over copyright over the cartoon characters. Though Manorama finally won the case in the Supreme Court, they returned the copyright to Toms and the cartoons started appearing in a comic magazine run by him.
The cartoon characters were so famous that Toms later launched a magazine titled 'Boban and Molliyum'. The themes of the comic strip, which varied from childish adventures and pranks to contemporary social and political satire tells the story of Boban and Molly, hailing from a middle class Christian family in Central Travancore.
Other characters-- the father of the two kids lawyer Pothan, Appy Hippy, Panchayat President Ittunnan Chettan and his wife are all well known characters in the strip. Read more on Malayala Manorama. V T Thoma. Boban and Molly. Add Your Comments. What are its symptoms? N95 mask price. Follow us on. Download et app. Become a member. There are many people behind the box you received this Diwali. This heartwarming video shows how YOU made the festivities brighter for them.
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10 unforgettable faces from Toms' 'Bobanum Moliyum'
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Boban and Molly
Thomas 6 June — 27 April , also known as Toms , was a cartoonist from Kerala , India who created the cartoon characters Boban and Molly. He completed his graduation from SB College , Changanassery. Later he joined the army as an electrician and left the job soon. He then devoted his career completely to drawing cartoons. His elder brother Peter Thomas was his inspiration behind drawings. Peter was a cartoonist in Shankar's Weekly at that time.
The immortal adventures of Boban and Molly
As much as I want this writing about V. Thomas, better known as Toms, to not be anecdotal, somewhere through a small crevice of the mind, a chuckle from his cartoon strips sneaks in defying the intent. As a child, I found 'Bobanum Moliyum' the unputdownable comic magazine. The pristine Kizhukkamthookku village was the perfect setting — the quirky inhabitants dabbed not just hilarious elements onto our minds, but let fine streaks of social and political innuendos touch us in a lighter vein.