Keith Chatto Australia

Born
30 November 1924 in Australia
Died
22 October 1992 in Australia
Also known as

Keith (given name)

Chatto (family name)

Ronald Keith Chatto (birth name)

Joy Neill (pen name)

KC (pen name)

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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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Gigantic Adventures (Yaffa, 1966? series) #10 (February 1966)
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Jane Arden (Yaffa/Page, 1965? series) #27 (February 1966)
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The Saint (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #6 (1966)
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Rip Kirby Ace Detective (Yaffa/Page, 1964? series) #38 (March 1966)
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Secret Agent X-9 (Yaffa/Page, 1966? series) #22 (March 1966)
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Big Ben Bolt (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #34 (March 1966)
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Air Hawk and the Flying Doctors (Yaffa/Page, 1966 series) #21 (March 1966)
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Brick Bradford (Yaffa/Page, 1964 series) #21 (April 1966)
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Mandrake the Magician (Yaffa/Page, 1966 series) #40 (1966)
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Jungle Jim (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #21 (April 1966)
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Rusty Riley (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #24 (1966)
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Fabulous 4 (Yaffa/Page, 1965? series) #8 (1966)
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The Saint (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #7 (1966)
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Mandrake the Magician (Yaffa/Page, 1966 series) #41 (1967)
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Rip Kirby Ace Detective (Yaffa/Page, 1964? series) #39 (June 1966)
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Big Ben Bolt (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #35 (June 1966)
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Buz Sawyer (Yaffa/Page, 1966 series) #27 (June 1966)
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Tim Tyler's Adventures (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #24 (1966)
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Ponytail (Yaffa/Page, 1966? series) #26 (1966)
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The Saint (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #8 (1966)
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Flash Gordon Space Adventurer (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #17 (July 1966)
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Love and Romance Library (Yaffa/Page, 1965? series) #232 (1966)
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Mandrake the Magician (Yaffa/Page, 1966 series) #42 (1967)
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Carl Anderson's Henry (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #17 (1966)
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Jungle Jim (Yaffa/Page, 1965 series) #22 (August 1966)
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  • 19 Feb 2015

Last updated

  • 7 Jan 2018