Carl Giles

Cartoonist, Comic Strip Creator

1916 – 1995

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Who was Carl Giles?

Ronald "Carl" Giles OBE, often referred to simply as Giles, was a cartoonist best known for his work for the British newspaper the Daily Express.

His cartoon style was a single topical highly detailed panel, usually with a great deal more going on than the single joke. Certain recurring characters achieved a great deal of popularity, particularly the extended Giles family, which first appeared in a published cartoon on 5 August 1945 and featured prominently in the strip. Of these, the most remembered is the enigmatic matriarch of the family, known simply as Grandma. Another recurring favourite was Chalkie, the tyrannical school teacher who Giles claimed was modelled on one of his childhood teachers, and Larry, the mop-haired child from next door, often seen with a camera.

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Born
Sep 29, 1916
Islington
Also known as
  • Ronald Giles
  • Giles
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • Islington
Died
Aug 28, 1995

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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