Wednesday, 4 January 2012

RIP Searle

Searle was by all accounts an eccentric chap. This was not an unusual characteristic amongst those who had survived the Japanese death camps. As a cartoonist, he had a truly unique ability and insight, for which we must be thankful. And perhaps the most amusing aspect of Searle's series of cat cartoons is that by all accounts he wasn't at all fond of cats. 

Young cat already regretting puberty

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Strangely enough I was reading an article about him the other day about how he created 'Mrs Mouse' cartoons to cheer up his wife as she went through various stages of chemotherapy for long drawn out cancer treatment.
Spooky!

Henry Crun said...

Searle also provided the illustrations for the excellent Nigel Molesworth series of books.