Mayavi Comics is a Malayalam comics strip appearing in the Indian comic magazine Balarama owned by MM Publications. The series has first published in the August 1984 issue of Balarama. Artist M. Mohandas gradually took over the drawing of the series after Balarama became a fortnightly.
Mayavi Comics, the protagonist in the series, is a little devil, who helps to keep the forest safe from villains and dark wizards. Most of the stories revolve around how a dark wizard Kuttusan and his cadre of wizards aim at capturing Mayavi but fail with drastic consequences. Mayavi takes place in a secluded forest in Kerala. It is not precisely known when the story takes place. In the local language, Malayalam Mayavi translates as an illusionist. As the target audience is young, the story takes the liberty to draw a fantasy world, in which wizards, demons, and other strange creatures exist. However, despite the simplicity and slapstick comedy, Mayavi became one of the most widely read children’s comics in the Malayalam language.
Mayavi is a famous Malayalam cartoon strip that features in the children’s magazine Balarama which is published by the Malayala Manorama group. The comic has written by Mohan and mostly drawn by Mohandas. The protagonist in the story is a little devil, who helps keep the jungle safe from villains and dark wizards. Most of the stories revolve around how a dark wizard Kutoosan and his cadre of wizards aim at capturing Mayavi but fail with drastic consequences.
A good imp is the main character of the story. He was a slave of the witch Dagini, and she was very cruel to him. Two kids, Raju and Radha, helps the imp escape from the bottle in which he has kept. Thankful to the children, Mayavi decided to help them forever from the clutches of evil forces. Dagini pledged to take revenge on the children and re-capture Mayavi. The comics pictures him staying alone in a forest without any notable family. Mayavi has loathed by the evil creatures and villains of the woods. Robbers who often take refuge in the woods to hide are brought to light by Mayavi.
Apart from the power of invisibility, He is not known to possess any magical skills but derives them from his red wand. This handicap has been one of the prominent vulnerabilities that are often exploited by the dark wizards who try to capture him. Once his rod is lost, his imp characteristics command him to be enslaved in a glass bottle by the one who holds his wand. Mayavi has a hobby of sleeping under trees.