Ronald Searle: 1922 -2011

From uk.reuters, January 3, 2012, “St. Trinian’s creator Searle dies aged 91”


Searle’s work appeared close to 100 times since he first began contributing to The New Yorker in 1966.  His covers, which usually included a burst or bursts of color, often had a cat as the subject, but there were also variations on aged flower children/artists, and the occasional butterfly or dog. I always thought that if you could toss Ralph Steadman’s style into a blender along with Al Hirschfeld’s and Arnold Roth’s you just might end up with a distant relation to Searle’s.

Visit the New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank to see some of Searle’s work for the magazine