In 1996, Cartoonist Triambak Sharma launched
CARTOON WATCH to fill the gap left by the
closure of the renowned and much-missed ‘Shankar’s Weekly’. His efforts at creating the only
cartoon-centric magazine in India were acknowledged by many well known cartoonists, including
Padmbhushan R.K.Laxman, Mario Miranda (Goa),Abid Surti (Mumbai) and Mr. Pran (Delhi).
The 16 Year journey of Cartoon Watch has never been a bed of roses, being plagued by
uncertainty and doubts month after month during publication. However, with steel-studded
determinaton, the Cartoon Watch team continued with their efforts, and eventually smoothed out
the difficulties - resulting in the magazine being published each month without fail! Year on year,
the team has improvised and improved the content of the magazine, finally putting to rest any
doubts about the magazine’s ability to create humour.