*UPDATE- more details available on this specialized 'Searle In America' blog
I'm working on an exciting book project that will collate all of Searle's 'Holiday' era reportage work of the late 50s through the late 60s. I've made considerable progress tracking down original art, relevant sketches and the books and magazines where the drawings were first published BUT I don't have everything! Ideally I'd like to get high quality scans of as many originals as possible and publish them large format, uncropped so Searle fans can appreciate all the glorious detail and modern colour reproduction.
If there's anyone out there who would like to contribute scans or photos of their Searle originals please contact me at the email address in my Blogger profile here or in the comments section. Anything that Searle did while in America or on America will fit the theme of the book: early American reportage for Punch, Holiday mag, LIFE magazine, TV Guide artwork etc.
(I don't have many New Yorker mags so scans of Searle's covers would help immensely too).
I hope to hear from the owners of the artwork that appeared on the first Punch magazine spreads in 1957. Also anyone who owns original TV Guide artwork, sketches, New Yorker, Time magazine etc.
Thanks in advance!