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
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #13 (June 1952)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #15 (1952)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #16 (September 1952)
Lust for Gold (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #16 (September 1952)
Lust for Gold (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #18 (November 1952)
Vengeance (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #19 (December 1952)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #19 (December 1952)
The Source of the White Renegade (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #21 (February 1953)
Accused! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #21 (February 1953)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #24 (May 1953)
Self-Destruction (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #25 (1953)
Trouble at the Diamond Lil! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #25 (1953)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #26 (July 1953)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #28 (1953)
Trouble on the Red Rock Trail! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #29 (1953)
A Mission of Murder! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #30 (1953)
Trouble Afoot!
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #31 (December 1953)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #32 (January 1954)
A Gun for Hire! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #34 (March 1954)
Trapped by Killers (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #35 (April 1954)
Apache War on Masked Marshal (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #35 (April 1954)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #36 (May 1954)
Six-Gun Treachery (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #36 (May 1954)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #37 (June 1954)
Double Victory (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #1 (1954)
Untitled (Steven Carlisle "Man of Mystery")
Comic: Comic story
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #2 (1954)
A Case of Mistaken Identity! (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #38 (July 1954)
Jail-Break (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #2 (1954)
Untitled (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #38 (July 1954)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #3 (August 1954)
The Case of the Missing Swamp Girl (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Cover
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #3 (August 1954)
The Case of the Missing Swamp Girl (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Comic story
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #4 (September 1954)
The Ace of Spades (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Comic story
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #4 (September 1954)
The Ace of Spades (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #40 (September 1954)
Six-Gun Victory! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #40 (September 1954)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #5 (1954)
The Case of the Threatened Film Star! (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Cover
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #5 (1954)
The Case of the Threatened Film Star! (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Comic story
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #5 (1954)
The Story-Teller
Comic: Photo story
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #5 (1954)
Chapter II "A Deduction!" (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #41 (1954)
Death the Verdict! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #42 (November 1954)
Strangers Not Welcome! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #7 (1954)
The Face at the Window (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Comic story
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures (Approved, 1954? series) #7 (1954)
The Face at the Window! (Steven Carlisle)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #44 (January 1955)
Desert Blackmail! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #44 (January 1955)
Desert Blackmail! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
Red-Back Mystery Novel (Action Comics, 1954? series) #360 (1955)
Untitled
Pulp novel: Cover
Twilight Ranger (Apache, 1955 series) (1955)
Untitled (Twilight Ranger)
Comic: Cover
Twilight Ranger (Apache, 1955 series) #4 (1955)
The Girl in the Back Mask (Twilight Ranger)
Comic: Cover
Twilight Ranger (Apache, 1955 series) #4 (1955)
The Girl in the Back Mask (Twilight Ranger)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #56 (January 1956)
Rustlers' Fate! (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover

Status

Created

  • 19 Feb 2015

Last updated

  • 7 Jan 2018