Or so the obit says for Ronald Searle. So an entirely different point:
In October 1935 the Cambridge Daily News accepted his offer to provide a weekly cartoon, for which he was paid a guinea a week.
If we upgrade that by inflation we get to £80 to £150 a week as his fee. Depends whether we upgrade by retail prices or average wages. That lower figure is about what you would get writing a column for a local paper these days.