Anorak | RIP Ronald Searle a man proved right by the Daily Telegraph

RIP Ronald Searle a man proved right by the Daily Telegraph

by | 3rd, January 2012

RIP Ronald Searle, creator of the St Trinian’s comics and the brilliant Molesworth.

The Daily Telegraph’s obituary records that Seale complained of being “trivialised” and “typecast” in Britain.

Says the Telegraph:

Searle attempted to kill off St Trinian’s in 1953 to concentrate on what he considered to be his more serious work. But, much to his annoyance, a series of film adaptations meant that the spindly stockinged legs and dastardly schemes of his St Trinian’s girls remained his most distinctive trademark in Britain.

In recognition of this full body of work and out of respect for the talent, the paper creates a gallery of images to accompany the obit. It features the 5 pictures:

One of the artist;
One of Japanese guards at the PoW camp where Seale was held prisoner
Two of St Trinian’s
One of Moleswoth.

Says the Telegraph:

…his reportage work for publications such as Le Monde, Life and The New Yorker saw him feted elsewhere as one of the world’s greatest satirical artists.

Just not in the Telegraph. Looks like Searle had a point…

Image: Ronald Searle , the well known cartoonist and his wife pictured at Waterloo when they left on the RMS Mauretania boat train for America.

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