Keith Chatto Australia

Born
30 November 1924 in Australia
Died
22 October 1992 in Australia
Age
67 years
Credited for

art

letters

writing

Also known as

Joy Neill (pen name)

KC (pen name)

Ronald Keith Chatto (birth name)

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Keith Chatto (1945?-1950?)

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Biography

Keith Chatto was born at Kogarah NSW. His father, an accountant for Smith's Weekly, showed his son's art to work colleagues and Jim Russell invited Chatto to attend art classes in Smith's studio. He found work in the art department at Greater Union Theatres and then drew aircraft recognition charts for the the Australian Air Training Corps before enlisting for the second world war.

After returning to civilian life, Chatto had a comic strip, Destiny Scott, published in the in the mid-week children's section of the Sydney Morning Herald, starting 26 June 1946. In 1947 he produced two strips for The Australian Sunbather (Ashworth Publications).

Chatto's first comic stories were for Jim and Dan Russell's All-Australian Comics, The Buccaneer (1947-1948), Bunny Allen, the Glamour Girl (1948). He created The Lone Wolf for Atlas (1949) and Steven Carlisle for Larry Cleland (1954). He worked on The Twilight Ranger (1955) and El Lobo (1957) at Cleveland Press.

From the mid 1950s, he worked on magazine illustrations, record sleeves and pulp novels covers, notably numerous covers for Yaffa/Page comics and magazines from the mid-1960s. He did a comic series based on the Skippy the Bush Kagaroo TV series (1967) for Magazine Management. In 1972, he created the mature 'Flame and Ash' as Joy Neill and ghosted some strips for Air Hawk and the Flying Doctors, before taking over the Sunday strip in mid-1977. He left to become a freelance film producer and cameraman.

The first Australian Phantom story 'Rumble in the Jungle' was drawn by Chatto with scripts by Jim Shepherd (1990). With Shepherd, Chatto drew two more Phantom stories, 'Return of the Singh Brotherhood' (1992) and 'The Kings Cross Connection' (1992).

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Captain Triumph All Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #3 (June 1947)
Lost Island
Comic: Comic story
Middy Malone's Magazine (Fatty Finn, 1946 series) v2#4 (1947)
The Buccaneer
Comic: Comic story
Middy Malone's Magazine (Fatty Finn, 1946 series) v2#6 (1947)
[Unknown] (The Buccaneer)
Comic: Comic story
Tex Morton's Wild West Comics (Allied, 1947? series) v1#10 (1948)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Cooee Comic (Fatty Finn, 1950? series) v1#2 (1948)
The Glamour Girl
Comic: Comic story
Tex Morton's Wild West Comics (Allied, 1947? series) v1#11 (1948)
Bunny Allen
Comic: Comic story
Cooee Comic (Fatty Finn, 1950? series) v1#4 (1948)
The Glamor Girl
Comic: Comic story
Tex Morton's Wild West Comics (Allied, 1947? series) v2#2 (1948)
Untitled (Tex Morton)
Comic: Cover
Tex Morton's Wild West Comics (Allied, 1947? series) v2#2 (1948)
Bunny Allen (Bunny Allen)
Comic: Comic story
Tex Morton's Wild West Comics (Allied, 1947? series) v2#4 (August 1948)
Untitled (Bunny Allen)
Comic: Comic story
Tex Morton's Wild West Comics (Allied, 1947? series) v2#5 (1948)
Bunney Alley
Comic: Comic story
Fatty Finn's Comic (Fatty Finn, 1947 series) v2#5 (January 1949)
Untitled (Captain Midnight)
Comic: Comic story
Fatty Finn's Comic (Fatty Finn, 1947 series) v2#6 (February 1949)
Captain Midnight (Captain Midnight)
Comic: Comic story
Fatty Finn's Comic (Fatty Finn, 1947 series) v2#7 (March 1949)
Untitled (Captain Midnight)
Comic: Comic story
Fatty Finn's Comic (Fatty Finn, 1947 series) v2#10 (June 1949)
Captain Midnight (Captain Midnight)
Comic: Comic story
Fatty Finn's Comic (Fatty Finn, 1947 series) v2#11 (July 1949)
Captain Midnight (Captain Midnight)
Comic: Comic story
Fatty Finn's Comic (Fatty Finn, 1947 series) v2#12 (August 1949)
Captain Midnight (Captain Midnight)
Comic: Comic story
Fatty Finn's Comic (Fatty Finn, 1947 series) v3#2 (October 1949)
The Buccaneer
Comic: Comic story
Fatty Finn's Comic (Fatty Finn, 1947 series) v3#3 (November 1949)
The Buccaneer
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #1 (June 1951)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #2 (July 1951)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #5 (October 1951)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #6 (1951)
Apache Death-Trap (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #10 (March 1952)
The Night Rider! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #12 (May 1952)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover

Status

Created

  • 19 Feb 2015

Last updated

  • 7 Jan 2018