Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Call for entries

I've recently had some very interesting contributions from readers and in the wake of Mr Searle's death the site has seen increased traffic which may throw up more rarities.  Contributions are always welcome so if anyone out there has any rare Searle-iana that they think would add to this site please contact me at the email address in my Blogger profile.  The Private Collections section has contributions from several readers already.

Before Christmas Yak El-Droubie contacted me with some terrific shots taken by Douglas Webb during the production of Wendy Toye's 'The King's Breakfast'. I've added them to the 'King's Breakfast' section

Nicholas S. sent in a very lovely example of early Searle, circa 1947, originally made for an autograph hunter. It shows the artist portrayed by one of his darling schoolgirl creations.

In this drawing from the fifties the artist gets his own back on his diabolical creations.

(From the CartoonBooks Club)

Also if there are any cartoonists who would like to contribute tribute drawings I'd be happy to feature them here on the Hommage section of Perpetua.  My cartoonist pals Elliot Elam and Elliot Cowan have already posted their versions of that naughty schoolboy Molesworth on their respective blogs.

Elliot Elam
Elliot Cowan

Caricaturist extraordinaire Jonathan Cusick has made this lovely portrait


Conor McHale said...

Hullo Matt,

Could I submit this one?



Matt J said...

Thanks Conor- I think I'll make a separate blog entry where I'll add all the tribute drawings (if I get any!) and I'll include yours-

JoeyCee said...

did a digital caricature too

The Cartoonist said...

Non sure about this one, but on YouTube:
(German TV-ads 1979/80)

At about 2:45, this looks like an animated Searle to me. Could you perhaps verify this somehow?

Matt J said...

Terrific find! That's Searle's style for sure-perhaps animated by Richard Williams studio? Thanks for the link.

Jeff Hoyle said...

Hi Matt

May I submit this tribute..?

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