Giles the Collection 2011
Giles has long been recognised as one of the most unique and talented satirists of the post-war years. With over 15,000 of his cartoons in the "Express" archives, "Giles - The Collection 2011" continues the treasured tradition of his artistry, bringing together 150 of his most humorous and perceptive illustrations in a brand new annual that is guaranteed to leave his loyal readers laughing and reminiscing for hours. Spanning a number of decades and subjects including family life, transport, the Law and holidays, this time-tested tome is a must for every Giles fan.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 204 x 274 x 18mm | 340.19g
- 06 Sep 2010
- Octopus Publishing Group
- London, United Kingdom
- 150 black & white illustrations
Carl Giles was born in Islington, north London, on 29 September 1916. Leaving school aged fourteen, his early training was in animation, eventually moving into cartoons working for Reynolds News. In 1943 Giles moved to the Sunday Express and Daily Express, eventually replacing Strube and becoming the Daily Express "War Correspondent Cartoonist" with the 2nd Army in 1945. Best known for his Express "family", his cartoons had enormous popular appeal and in 1959 he was awarded the OBE. Giles left the Daily Express in 1989 but continued working for the Sunday Express until 1991. He died in hospital in Ipswich on 27 August 1995.
"Giles is an extremely popular winner across the generations. His books are still selling well after more than 50 years and his humour is not stuck in any particular time frame. He appeals to a very wide cross-section of the public" - Paul Gravett, Projects Director of the British Cartoon Trust.