Perhaps more than any other art form, cartoons can serve to foment dissent, arouse ire at injustice, mock the powers that be and shake up the status quo.
Which brings us to the brilliant cartoonist Ronald Searle, who died December 30, 2011 at the age of 91.
I’ve listed some obits below, along with links of general interest. The best single resource on Searle and his work is Matt Jones’ Ronald Searle Tribute blog.
A solo show of Searle’s work is scheduled to open this Saturday, January 7, 2102, at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. It runs to January 29. Closer to the event, images from the show will be posted here.
For more, see my post from 2007 on Ronald Searle.