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Boban and Molly Malayalam: It was first published in and has been in print ever since.
Boban and Molly, twin brother and sister from the rural environs of central Travancore became popular in Kerala through the Malayala Manorama weeklywhich published the strip for almost four decades. Toms achieved enormous success and fame through Boban and Molly, and became one of the most influential comic artists in Kerala. The political and social issues are predominantly discussed in the series produced in the later period. The main characters of the series, two year-old twins.
Boban and Molly – Wikipedia
They hail from a middle class Christian family in central Travancore. It is known that Toms named Boban and Molly after two children in his neighbourhood who one day came to bobankm and asked him to draw their picture. A little dog owned by the Pothan family.
The dog can be seen with the kids in almost every panel. The foolish president of the Kizhukkamthookku gram panchayat.
Boban and Molly
The author often uses Ashan to introduce and explain contemporary events and political changes in the society. The bbobanum is famous for his impish pranks and innocent retorts. The strips generally narrates the mischievous antics of the six-year-old, who constantly puts his parents and teachers in a spot of trouble.
It was only after an infamous legal battle with Malayala Manoramathe “Toms Magazine” came into stands.
The controversy became a debating point in the local media and later attracted the attention of the national media. Toms joined Malayala Manorama, the most popular daily in Kerala, as a cartoonist inand worked there till retiring as an assistant editor in June After leaving the Malayala Manorama, he started publishing the strip in the magazine Kalakaumudi molliyum, against which the Manorama went to court.
A local court temporarily restrained Toms and permitted Manorama to continue publication of the Boban and Molly. It is said that Toms even influenced the way a Malayali read a magazine — from back to front— thanks to his strip which appeared in the back moligum of the Malayala Manorama weekly.
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Toms Publications formerly Malayala Manorama and Kalakaumudi.