Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quick Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The only kind of memorial the late, great cartoonist would probably have wanted; a well-made collection of his beloved schoolgirl demons, in all their glorious, hilarious evil. Gad, what an enviable, witty line -- and here I mean not just the captions and quips, but the perfect dash of ink that captures a scowl, the wicked tip of a sharp little shoe, a prematurely mature bit of lipstick on a girl going places fast -- and none of them good.

Had Searle done nothing else -- and he did such an amazing lot of work -- dear ol' St. Trinian's would have been enough to secure his reputation as a great cartoonist.

Somewhere now the bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling...

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