Creator of Boban and Molly no more

V-T-ThomasWell known cartoonist V T Thomas, the creator of ‘Boban and Molly’, the 12-year-old cartoon siblings who endeared masses with their childish pranks and became household names in Kerala for nearly four decades passed away at a hospital in Kottayam.

Toms began his career as cartoonist with Malayala Manorama in 1961 and continued till his retirement in 1987.

The comic strip used to appear in the last page of the Malayala Manorama weekly. 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.

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