Thoroughly "Modern Types"

So...many of you are probably here as a result of clicking a link on the "Ronald Searle in America" blog. If that is the case "Hello!" and welcome to this woeful example of a blog!

Anyway, as you may be aware, Matt Jones obviously has far too much time on his hands and has decided that, instead of video games or movies or any of the plethora of distractions we have in modern life, he would focus on something that someone at a university somewhere should probably award him a doctorate in...although that would make him Dr. Jones...and by extension his name would cease to be Matt and become Indiana.

I'm talking about Ronald Searle.

After enlisting the high and mighty ranks of the animation world's elite to prepare artwork for an auction to raise funds for the first Searle exhibition on the west coast of America, he resorted to scraping the barrel (thoroughly) and decided the it was worth the gamble of asking if I'd contribute something. Of course I was happy to...but will the gamble pay off?

And here is what I decided to put forward, inspired by leafing through "Modern Types" whilst sitting on the John. Each one is an ORIGINAL ink drawing accompanied by a character description in an attempt to recreate the wit and humour of what made those visits to the loo so enjoyable.

Please will someone buy them? If not to stop me looking like a Eurovision song contest fool (Nil points), then do it for Indiana.

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