Magazine article The Spectator

Ronald Searle

Magazine article The Spectator

Ronald Searle

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Any artist who has lived to the age of 91, without any reduction in a 'Searle-like' graphic edge of unique and expressive quality, will attract envy and admiration. But if he is a man who served his apprenticeship at the age of 22 recording the malnutrition disease and grim deaths of fellow soldiers in Changi Jail under cruel Japanese occupation, and spent the 1950s escaping with his imagination intact from the enclosed Terror of St Trinians and the dysfunctional schooldays of Nigel Molesworth to become the world's greatest comic draughtsman, the favourite of nine out of ten professional cartoonists, then he will certainly live on to that age and beyond in inventiveness and good humour.

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