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Lefty Artist Ronald Searle

Famous Left-hander Birthday, March 3

Ronald Searle – Artist, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI, is born on March 3, 1920, in Cambridge, England. He is an influential English artist and cartoonist best known as the creator of St Trinian’s School, the subject of several books and seven full-length films. He is also the co-author (with Geoffrey Willans) of the Molesworth series.

He started drawing at the age of five and left school at the age of 15. In April 1939, he abandoned his art studies to enlist in the Royal Engineers, after realizing that was was inevitable.

Searle trained at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, currently Anglia Ruskin University, for two years, and in 1941, published the first St Trinian’s cartoon in the magazine Lilliput.

Lefthanded Birthday – Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite

Famous Lefthanded Birthday, September 5

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, Creator of “Cathy”

Cathy Guisewite, Cartoonist

Cathy Lee Guisewite, American cartoonist who created the comic strip Cathy (1976), was born on September 5, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio but grew up in Midland, Michigan. Her main cartoon character, Cathy, is a career woman faced with the issues and challenges of work, relationships, her mother and food, or as Guisewite herself put it in one of her strips, “The four basic guilt groups.”

In 1993, Guisewite received the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society. In 1987, she received an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special Cathy, which aired on CBS.  Guisewite was a frequent guest in the latter years of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. She holds various honorary degrees.

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