Monday, March 03, 2014

Mike Lynch Cartoon in SEARLE IN AMERICA Exhibition Catalog

Above: the cover of the exhibition catalog.

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco has another month left to go for its "Searle in America" exhibition. The show runs until Saturday, March, 30, 2014. It's a stunning collection of original art pieces that Ronald Searle created for US publications and it was curated by Matt Jones. Matt not only does good things over at his day job at the animation studio Pixar, but he also runs the great Ronald Searle Tribute blog. 

The costs to ship all of this to San Francisco were high. Matt decided an art auction should be held to help. When the call went out to artists to contribute their own original works in the style of Searle, many contributed for a large eBay sale this past fall.

It was my pleasure to send on an illustration. Matt kindly decided to include some of the artists' work in the catalog. Here's mine, on the upper right:

If you get a chance, make the trip to see this.

And Matt promises a bigger coffee table book of Searle's little-known American work soon.

Above: a closer angle on my Searle tribute sketch.

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. SEARLE -- born this day in 1920!

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