Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Ronald Searle dies, aged 91

Celebrated cartoonist Ronald Searle died today, aged 91, the BBC reports

Searle was particularly famous for his spindly cartoon creations of the schoolgirls of St Trinian's, as well as the illustrations for the Molesworth series of books ['as any fule kno'].

Although these quirky spiky ink drawings are great fun, the work from his days as a prisoner of war, held by the Japanese are different altogether. Some have been recently exhibited by the Imperial War Museum in London.

Sick Prisoner of Burma Railway

Cholera Lines

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