Monday, May 22, 2017

Charlie Grigg honoured at his old school

The late Charlie Grigg, who drew Korky the Cat for many years, has been honoured with a blue plaque at his old school in Oldbury. 

I never knew Charlie personally but, like many of us, I grew up entertained by his artwork for The Dandy on strips such as Korky the Cat, The Red Wrecker, and The Umbrella Men, and on The Topper with strips such as Foxy and Splodge. I'm very pleased for his family that they've achieved this honour for him.
You can read the full details over at John Freeman's Down the Tubes blog today:
http://downthetubes.net/?p=38189

The BBC's Midlands Today covered the news in its 21st May broadcast and at time of writing it's still available on iPlayer, 3 minutes in:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r2wrc/midlands-today-weekend-news-21052017
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3 comments:

Hedley Williams said...

Gosh, this brings back memories of Summer holidays at my grandparents house in Bognor Regis, and the daily walk to the newsagent for a Summer Edition....Thanks Lew

paul Mcscotty said...

I didn't realise that Charlie drew Foxy and Splodge - they were amoungst my facourite strips as a kid. The Red Wrecker was a cracking read as well - sadly I have only ever seen the "Umbrella Men" on ablogs but what I have seen looks amazing.

Lew Stringer said...

I showed some of his work in his obituary a few years ago, Paul:
https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/charles-grigg-1916-2013.html 

You might be interested in that link too, Hedley.

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