Grandma Saves the Day! A Musical About the Giles Family Poster

Giles “Grandma” and family head to the stage in a new musical

Are you a fan of the cartoons of Carl Giles, best known for his work for the Daily and Sunday Express? Then you might like to know his characters – yes, including his often terrifying Grandma – are being brought to life in in a new musical, opening at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich next weekContinue reading Giles “Grandma” and family head to the stage in a new musical

Carl Giles at work in his garden in 1945, filmed by British Pathé

WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

British Pathé has posted a short film about Carl Giles, one of Britain’s most-loved newspaper cartoonists, at work in 1945. At this point, Giles was working for Express Newspapers, but some of the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945, many created for Reynold’s News were brought together in 2017 inContinue reading WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

Cartoon Art Trust Award Winners Announced

The 14th Cartoon Art Trust Awards were presented at an entertaining fundraising dinner at The Mall Galleries in London yesterday, an event which celebrates and coincides with the opening of Giles – One of the Family exhibition at The Cartoon Museum. Here are the winners… Martin Rowson, Chairman of the British Cartoonists Association introduced theContinue reading Cartoon Art Trust Award Winners Announced

British Cartoon Library Gets Face Lift

(with thanks to Matthew Badham): The British Cartoon Archive based at the University of Kent is about to get a major facelift that includes, at last, the digitisation of the archive of the late, great Express cartoonist Carl Giles. Ronald Giles – nicknamed “Carl” – worked for Reynolds News between 1937 and 1943, and forContinue reading British Cartoon Library Gets Face Lift