Suppandi is a comic character that was featured in Tinkle, a servant whose masters changed very regularly, probably because he always did something foolish. He is not one of the cute looking characters we are used to, dressed in a half-chaddi and shirt/T-shirt, long nose, weird hair (like it’s oiled and combed flat). The fun about this character was that we knew that he was going to do something ridiculous but we always wanted to know “how bad is it going to be this time?”
Many of the Suppandi strips in Tinkle were ideas sent in by readers which was then illustrated by an artist. Can’t get more collaborative than that :-)
I found these Suppandi strips sent to me some months ago in an email chain that I usually avoid reading. Whoever scanned and put this online – thank you. So tell me, do you have any favourite Suppandi stories?
Here’s one Suppandi story by a reader Suspended Animation:
I remember he once ironed his master's legs.. because he wanted Suppandi to press them.