Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Charlie Grigg exhibition opens today

Dandy Summer Special 1967
One of the top comic artists the UK has produced is to be honoured in a new exhibition in the Midlands. The work of Sandwell-born cartoonist Charles (Chas) Grigg is to be featured at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery from 4th April until November, open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Dandy Book 1965 (pub.1964).

Charlie was a top artist at D.C. Thomson from the 1950s through to the early 1990s, drawing strips such as Korky the Cat, Charlie the Chimp, The Red Wrecker, The Umbrella Men and more for The Dandy, and Splodge, Foxy, and others for The Topper. He also illustrated many covers for Summer Specials and annuals. After leaving comics, he illustrated saucy seaside postcards, all with his usual high standard of cartooning. He passed away in 2013.
The Red Wrecker (Dandy Book 1965).

You can find out more about the exhibition here:
https://www.whatsonlive.co.uk/wolverhampton/news/charlie-grigg-exhibition-to-launch-at-wednesbury-museum-and-art-gallery/40666

Obituary of Charlie Grigg:
https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/charles-grigg-1916-2013.html






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