Five cartoons from
Ronald Searle in Le Monde


Ronald Searle in Le Monde

The wit of Ronald Searle is dark, biting, sardonic, and always graphic. In celebration of the publication of Ronald Searle in Le Monde we offer five of the book's pungent and humane cartoons. Click on the thumbnail or caption for a larger version of each cartoon. (Images © Ronald Searle. All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission.)

"[These illustrations] are simple, stark and highly political: condemnations of political chicanery and double-dealing, corporate greed and global inequality. . . . It was worth waiting a lifetime."—Stephen Moss, The Guardian (on the French edition)






"The two people who have probably had the greatest influence on my life are Lewis Carroll and Ronald Searle."—John Lennon






"Mr. Searle is a genius."—Groucho Marx






"A giant of the graphic netherworld. . . . Searle created a new approach to caricature by combining the highly conventionalized, two-dimensional drawing that came out of French modernism with a peculiarly British attention to details of costume, furniture, architecture, ornament, facial expression, gesture and the bric-a-brac of social life."—Tom Wolfe, New York Times Book Review

Electoral battle of the Titans

Eurocynic Britannica

Business lunch


Middle East: The Judgment of Solomon



Ronald Searle
Ronald Searle in Le Monde
With a Preface by Ronald Searle
©2002, 160 pages, 127 drawings. 9-3/4 x 9-7/8
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 0-226-74408-6

For information on purchasing the book—from bookstores or here online— please go to the webpage for Ronald Searle in Le Monde.

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