Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mario Miranda RIP

Goa's much loved cartoonist Mario Miranda passed away in his sleep in his native Loutolim, around 40 km from Panaji, today.

Known for his unique style of drawings, his amazing caricatures of "Goans", and his ability to pack so much action and adventure in every sketch, Mario's drawings were almost staple to us as kids, since they used to adorn all the Balbharati text books we had in school.

Architect Gerard da Cunha has put together a huge archive of Mario's work for a single book- 'Mario de Miranda', published by Architecture Autonomous and Art India. It has over 2000 images of Mario's work and is highly recommended to all.

Goa has lost one of its most loved sons. RIP.

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