Cartoonist Sharier Khan's first solo political cartoon exhibition begins today at Galleri Kaya in Uttara. The exhibition, titled “Time Line”, will feature a limited edition of 61 originally signed and numbered cartoons that cover the period between 2003- 2014.
Khan has been doing cartoons for many years for The Daily Star. About the exhibition, the cartoonist said, “The interesting feature of the cartoons is that they reflect the political changes and evolution of Bangladesh. In that decade, two political regimes have been in power, with a caretaker government in between. Though the parties are different, their governance shares some common characteristics including political manipulation, pre-election crisis and violence.”
“Bangladeshis are familiar with those incidents. This exhibition will revive their gradually fading memories and they will be able to connect with those incidents,” he added.
The cartoonist's only expectation is that people will enjoy the exhibition. In addition to the political satires, the spectators will see the evolution in the style and characteristics of Khan's work.
All the cartoons are digitally finished and reasonably priced so that interested people can pick them up. A majority of the cartoons are also available in their original format.