Oh, isn't it the story of all of us: generally doing something we should not be doing?
Wikipedia claims MM considered Ronald Searle (b 1920) his mentor.
Matt J's classy blog dedicated to Mr. Searle's art says:
"a Searle picture is certainly unmistakeable. The human figures are bird-like – stork legs, beaky noses, and pop-eyes that are often shifty or bewildered – their distortions and wispy lines suiting the mood of feverish anarchy. They are drawings whose skill is perhaps concealed in a feeling of rapidity, an impression that they were quickly set down."
Mr. Searle himself has been influenced by great Saul Steinberg (who isn't?).
Look at the following classic:
'Homage au Steinberg'
on the left is Saul Steinberg on a pedestal, standing like Napoleon Bonaparte, and on the right a figure with "bird-like – stork legs, beaky noses, and pop-eyes"!
Do you see figures that are "bird-like – stork legs, beaky noses, and pop-eyes" in MM's picture above?
Book based on Mr. Miranda's diary of year 1951 has been just published: 'THE LIFE OF MARIO: 1951', Author: Mario de Miranda, Editor: Gerard da Cunha.
It has this wonderful picture:
Notice those cats- tails up- chasing the stench!