Charlie Hebdo was categorically correct to publish the prophet on its front cover. To ask cartoonists not to draw Mohammed would be like cartoonists to ask Muslims to give up their prophet...
Fans of Ronald Searle were saddened by the news of his death, earlier this year. But as proof that good art outlives those
When you are writing a children's book, as opposed to that long-cherished monograph on drawing pins or Winston Churchill you've always wanted to write, you are merely tapping into another layer of your consciousness: you are remembering what it is like to be a child.
Ronald Searle, the creator of the terrors of St Trinian's, was the most biting satirical cartoonist of his generation. His