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Button 041: Famous Cartoonist Ronald Searle (Punch, Baron Munchausen)


Button 041: Famous Cartoonist  Ronald Searle (Punch, Baron Munchausen)
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    Famous Cartoonist Button 41

    Ronald Searle. Searle risked execution during three and a half years at a Japanese death camp in Burma during World War II by making drawings of his captors and hiding them under the beds of dying cholera victims. The British satirist and illustrator is most associated with the humor magazine Punch but has appeared in The New Yorker and many other publications. Tom Wolfe calls him a modern day Aubrey Beardsley.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.


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    Button 041: Famous Cartoonist Ronald Searle (Punch, Baron Munchausen)

    Famous Cartoonist Button 41

    Ronald Searle. Searle risked execution during three and a half years at a Japanese death camp in Burma during World War II by making drawings of his captors and hiding them under the beds of dying cholera victims. The British satirist and illustrator is most associated with the humor magazine Punch but has appeared in The New Yorker and many other publications. Tom Wolfe calls him a modern day Aubrey Beardsley.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.

    $4.00