The genius of Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda
India's beachfront city of Goa is celebrating the 90th birth anniversary of one of the country's best-known cartoonists and illustrators, Mario Miranda.
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Rediscovering Mario Miranda
On a recent visit to Goa, I had the opportunity of visiting a work in progress- a museum to house the works of the cartoonist Mario Miranda by the architect Gerard da Cunha. Apart from the delight of seeing a building at the bare bones stage (a delight for any architect, as any fule kno), it was the rekindling of association with the lines and forms, the crosshatching and the subtle colour infills of a cartoonist and illustrator whom people of my vintage 'grew up with'. We knew Mario before…