London: André Deutsch, 1978. Item #04660
"Is Laughing Permitted?
Caricature is a Serious Art Form"
[SEARLE, Ronald]. BOCK, Henning. Ronald Searle. With an introduction by Henning Bock and an essay by Pierre Dehaye. London: André Deutsch, 1978.
First edition. Large quarto (11 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches; 295 x 225 mm.). 236 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout in color and black & white.
Publisher's red cloth grained paper over boards, spine lettered in gilt, original pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy.
Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI (3 March 1920 – 30 December 2011) was a British artist and satirical cartoonist. He is perhaps best remembered as the creator of St Trinian's School and for his collaboration with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth series. After moving to Paris in 1961, he worked more on reportage for Life and Holiday and less on cartoons. He also continued to work in a broad range of media and created books (including his well-known cat books), animated films and sculpture for commemorative medals, both for the French Mint and the British Art Medal Society. Searle did a considerable amount of designing for the cinema, and in 1965, he completed the opening, intermission and closing credits for the comedy film Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines as well as the 1969 film Monte Carlo or Bust!. In 1975, the full-length cartoon Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done was released. It is based on the character and songs from H.M.S. Pinafore.