RIP Ronald Searle... Cartoonist, author and FEPOW

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Ronald Searle died aged 91 ....pretty good going for a former inmate of Changi Gaol and Burma Railway veteran...

    BBC News - St Trinian's cartoonist Ronald Searle dies


    Caption: a joke's a joke chaps - but don't go go too far.....
  2. They are incredible pictures. So moving.
    Farewell Sir.
  3. I've got his complete collection of St. Trinians drawings, he was a gifted man.
  4. Deeply saddened to read this.
    But raising a glass tonight to a life well-lived.
    To have given witness and produce such gut-wrenching & moving images of the death railway whilst working on it is remarkable in itself; and then to go on to give such pleasure and hilarity to so many is indeed as extraordinary as it is praise worthy.
    RIP Ronald.
  5. Not only St Trinians, he illustrated the "Molesworth" books of Geoffrey Willans. Graphic genius, but who wants to be older than 91?
  6. Going on events over Christmas, Prince Philip, I'd say.
  7. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    I'd say he lived life to the full after the war....and didn't want his experience to shape what came after....' surprised and delighted to be reprieved' sums it up....well batted that man, a dem fine innings.....
  8. RIP Ronald - your works are engraved in my mind.