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'Cheap Pencil, Volume-II' is the second installment of Gumlat Ong Maio’s cartoons popularized by his Facebook page 'Once Upon a Time Somewhere'. The cartoons touch upon issues of Arunachal society, hospitals and slice-of-life moments with satirical wit.
‘The light-hearted narration that brings out the funny side of what would not be so funny if it actually happened to you is what makes the book unputdownable. Its zany characters and situations, though unique, are sure to resonate with readers, both young and old, leaving them nostalgic.’ -- Notion Press Recommends (2019)
‘A honest, relatable account of what college life entails and the humour in this book only reaffirms the story&rsq
Cheap Pencil – A Cartoon Collection is a compilation of hundred cartoons by cartoonist and novelist Dr.Gumlat Ong Maio. These hilarious, black-and-white cartoons gained immense popularity when uploaded by the cartoonist on his Facebook page. Among these is a series called Arnachal Mirror which depicts with tongue-in-cheek satire the daily problems of the State – political crisis, corruption, bad roads, money culture in elections, to name a few. Being a doctor
Everyone is turning matchmaker to hook up newly-single Gaam with girls of their choice, but Gaam is busy with his image makeover and being rude to Sonam – who dumped him in first-year – whenever he gets a chance to do so in his encounters with GPRS (Garima-Pinky-Renu-Sonam); to gratify his urge for ‘cheap enjoyment’.
Slash has a whirlwind SMS romance with a love-sick guy who mistakes Slash for a girl. Prem Bhai and Lokha resume chasing Darjeelin