Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Unseen for 60 Years: Ronald Searle Cartoons Drawn While Artist Was POW

A collection of original cartoons drawn while Ronald Searle was in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp has surfaced. Eleanor Harding, writing for the Daily Mail, has the story (with more cartoons).
"The cartoonist, who died two months ago, entrusted them to the camp’s senior officer, Major Patrick Malins, who kept them with his own journal.

"His family discovered the mementoes only after the major’s death and they will be shown for the first time on Antiques Roadshow [March 4, 2012]."

Related: more Searle links here.

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