Tuesday, 3 January 2012

R.I.P. Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle 3/3/20 - 30/12/11 passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family beside him. He requested a private cremation with no fuss and no flowers.

One of the legends of cartooning has passed into a shadowy veil aged 91 years. A major influence on myself and many of my contemporaries. Master Searle's lines soared and his draftmanship excelled. Oh to make at least one mark as good as his.

My favourite story (tho rather grim) was when his Japanese captors broke his right hand to stop him drawing. He was of course left handed and kept on drawing the most haunting images.

I raise my glass of Perrier Jouet to you and yours, cheers!

Check out http://ronaldsearle.blogspot.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAphPpFa-sc


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