The Nepalese Cartoonist Jyapoo Has Apparently Passed Away
For some reason, I can't access any of the articles, but it seems as if some of the international wire services with English-language reach carried word over the last couple of days that the Nepal-based cartoonist Ujjwol Kundan passed away on Sunday. He was 59 years old. Kundan worked one the name "Jyapoo." I believe that may be one of his cartoons to the right. He lived in Kathmandu. The name "Jyapoo" I come to take as a comedic spin on a name for the people of that region; and certainly indicates a kinship with the average citizen.
I always think that cartooning in that part of the world is an interesting thing because some countries don't seem to have any sort of cartooning tradition before the mid-20th Century, or at least not one that provides a continuity past to present. So you're still on generation one in a lot of those places. You also tend to have a real lack of barriers between print or static cartooning and animation. Kundan was trained in Czechoslovakia at one point as part of an overt cultural exchange between those two countries.
Kundan was also a painter. You can see a photo here.