The real Ronald Searle

January 4, 2012 at 12:57 am (Art and design, good people, history, Jim D, war)

Britain’s greatest 20th Century cartoonist, Ronald Searle: 3 March 1920 – 30 December 2011.

Above: not just St. Trinian’s: this is the real Ronald Searle.

Martin Rowson, in the Graun:

“It is interesting to note how men of Searle’s generation – Spike Milligan being another notable example – translated the unimaginable trauma of the war into stuff like St Trinian’s or The Goon Show. And how distinctly unsettling it is to when you look at the drawings he produced in secret on the Burma Railway, and then see direct visual quotations of torture and beheadings in his later St Trinian’s cartoons” – The rest here.

Graun obit here ;  Gerald Scarfe here ; Steve Bell here

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