B.G. Gujjarappa - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


B.G. Gujjarappa popularly known as Gujjar, (born on 3rd june 1955) has been working with different media firms for over 37 years now and is currently working at his own studio in Bangalore, India. Gujjar started as a lecturer in history. He was among the initial team that started Lankesh Patrike as a cartoonist who soon found a place among the discerning Kannada readers for his unique style of cartooning and illustrations. He continued to work for Deccan Herald and Prajavani, two of the flagship media brands in Karnataka, for nearly 15 years trying his hand at illustrations, political cartoons and caricatures. He also pursued his favourite hobby of writing and illustrating for children. To his credit are numerous national and international awards. In the late nineties he entered the world of interactive graphics and Multimedia. After three decades of experimenting with numerous styles of drawing, Gujjar came out of corporate life to dedicate his time extensively to painting for the last 10 years. His paintings are in the collection of Prime ministers, chief ministers, governors and noble prize winning scientists. His paintings are in the collections of many private collectors all over the world. He has also written and illustrated five books for children. He has also illustrated 25 comic Books. He has also illustrated over 1300 books. Recently he has illustrated 6 children book for ‘Kanaka Adhyayana Kendra’.