Suraj Sriram, known in media circles by his pen name Eskay, is a well-known cartoonist & illustrator, whose work has been published in numerous leading newspapers & magazines in India and the US over the past four decades. In the early ‘80’s, his editorial cartoons, illustrations and caricatures appeared regularly in the Sunday edition of the national newspaper Indian Express and the weekly tabloid Blitz. His work was also published in a number of other tabloids and magazines published in Bombay (Mumbai) during that time.
He went to the US in 1985 and during his 20 years there, his freelance editorial cartoons and illustrations were published in Cape Cod Times, Sun Chronicle and the Providence Journal. From 1996 to 2013 he was the editorial cartoonist for a weekly business paper, Banker & Tradesman, published by the Warren Group in Boston. His editorial illustrations also appeared in Banking New York published by the same group. In 2003 and 2005 he received awards from the New England Press Association for excellence as an editorial cartoonist.
In addition to his freelance work, he also taught cartoon art in various institutions in Massachusetts & Rhode Island, including Rhode Island School of Design. He is a member of the National Cartoonist Society of America since 1987, and the Indian Institute of Cartoonist, Bangalore, since 2013.
He is the author of five books, “Indira Gandhi. The Final Chapter” published in 2011, “Excuse Me Can We Have Our Country Back?” published in 2013, “George W. Bush. Some Missions Accomplished” published in 2015, ‘Rhyme Time in India”, published in 2016 and ‘Crazy Cartoons & Comic Strips’ published in 2017.
He is currently engaged in setting up a ‘Museum of Cartoon Art’ in Pune wherein the work of Indian Cartoonists will be on permanent display for viewing by the general public.