This must be the finest designed magazine for children ever published. Does anybody remember it or have any copies? It's incredibly hard to find these days.
Thanks to Merfyn O. Jones for the scans
Searle would later rework this snoozing reindeer for a Marcus Neiman Christmas catalogue cover.
'I must be a brave little boy.
I mustn't be afraid to go
down. It's only for a year.
I must be brave . . . '
signed, dated and inscribed as title 'Nigel/Molesworth/Young Elizabethan/Ronald Searle 1956.'
pen and black ink.
An original illustration for Molesworth: Whizz for Atomms, page 11. Published by Max Parrish, London, 1956; and Molesworth, page 215, Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics, London, 1999
Molesworth: How to be a young Elizabethan...Come here bend over
signed and dated 'Ronald Searle 1956' (lower right) and inscribed 'Molesworth/How to be a young Elizabethan./...Come here bend over.' (lower left)
pencil and pen and black ink, 10¾ x 13¼in.
An original illustration for Whizz for Atomms, London 1956, p.15.
An Act of Charitee signed and dated 'Ronald Searle-/1956' (lower left) and inscribed 'Page 17/Nigel/Molesworth/Young Elizabethan? An Act of Charitee' (upper left), further inscribed 'Inspiration'/'The Gift'/'Doubt'/'Exploration'/'Despair'
pencil and pen and ink, 15½ x 10¾in.
An original illustration for Whizz for Atomms, Max Parrish, London, 1956, p.17.