Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Farewell Ronald Searle

Cartoonist Ronald Searle has died at the age of 91. There have been many tributes and so this blog can do no better than point readers to some of these via Matt's Ronald Searle blog.

My condolences to Ronald Searle's family and friends. The photograph is copyright Rex Features and is borrowed from The Daily Telegraph's obituary.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Sprod (1919-2003)

Sprod, Punch, 11th May 1960

Sprod was George Napier Sprod, an Australian writer and illustrator who was probably best known for his cartoons in Punch magazine. He served with the Australian Artillery during WW2 and like fellow cartoonist Ronald Searle, was a prisoner of the Japanese, spending three and a half years on the Burma-Siam Railway and in Changi jail in Singapore. George and Ronald Seale met each other in Changi jail and with others, produced a fortnightly prison magazine called The Exile.

Sprod, Punch, 26th November 1958

Sprod, Punch, 27th November 1957

Sprod, Punch, 25th December 1957

Sprod, Punch, 7th January 1959

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Bruce Petty

Bruce Petty, Punch, 31st July 1957

According to Wikipedia, Bruce Petty is one of Australia's best known political satirists and cartoonists. Read the full Wikipedia biography here.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

James Broom-Lynne (1916-1995)

James Broom-Lynne, Punch, 4th February 1959

James Broom-Lynne, artist, illustrator and writer. Click HERE for more.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Norman Thelwell (1923 - 2004)

Norman Thelwell, Punch, 10th September 1958

Norman Thelwell, Punch, 12th November 1958

Norman Thelwell, Punch, 21st January 1959

Norman Thelwell, Punch, 18th February 1959

Norman Thelwell, Punch, 11th March 1959

Norman Thelwell, Punch, 24th December 1958