Mr. Miranda has appeared on this blog twice earlier, on December 12 2011 and December 24 2011. He had died on December 11 2011.
As said earlier, Wikipedia claims Mr. MM considered Ronald Searle (1920-2011) to be his mentor (The mentor died on December 30 same year).
Now, I feel MM was also inspired by 'naughty' great Peter Arno (1904-1968).
"Untitled 189", Artist: Mario Miranda, 1996 (reproduced from Business Standard website)
When you look at the picture above, sure you notice "Daily Noise" headline "New Ministry Formed" and you get the joke how the businessman is disappointed that he now has no 'his man' inside and that's all he cares about the latest political development.
But above all you notice Miss. Fonseca, her big eyes, round face, small waist and ample bosom. At least I surely did whenever I looked at MM's pictures.
Now see a picture drawn by a fellow Goan, the late Dinanath Dalal (दीनानाथ दलाल)- who also drew cartoons once.
Artist: Dinanath Dalal, Diwali 1970
So if you are from Goa, these artists should kind of make you proud to be a Goan...as illustrated by Peter Arno....