Tons o’ Monday Morning Inspiration

Ronald Searle drawing

Craig Yoe said it best in the recent anthology THE EDUCATION OF A COMICS ARTIST: “Those who don’t study the ‘toon past are doomed not to repeat it! And that’s a bad thing because the only good cartoonists are dead cartoonists; with maybe one or two errant exceptions.” One of the best places to keep up with dead cartoonists (and a few masters who are still alive, like Ronald Searle) is the Illustration section of the Cartoon Retro forum. There are currently some excellent posts on there filled with artwork by the likes of Aurie Battaglia, Abner Graboff, Ronald Searle, and other great illustrators that I hadn’t heard of. Also, if you have interesting art to share, join in and post to the forum. It’s open to all.