R. K. Laxman's cartoons have been appearing every day of the week in ‘The Times of India’ for many years. His Common Man has countless fans, who send letters of protest and anxious enquiries if he does not make his apperance (which happens when ever Mr. Laxman goes on holiday). The cartoons encompass all of the life As Mr. Laxman says,"inevitably, cartooning is an art of disapproval and complaint. It approaches men and matters with a certain healthy irreverence and good-humoured ridicule but at no time with malice. A cartoon attempts to preserve the sense and perspective of the community through the simple means of laughter."