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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Kid Colt Picture Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #3 (1970)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Romance and Confession Library (Yaffa/Page, 1969? series) #79 (June 1970)
Song at Twilight
Comic: Cover
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (Junior Readers, 1970) #20-44 (July 1970)
Untitled (Skippy the Bush Kangaroo)
Comic: Comic story
Romance and Confession Library (Yaffa/Page, 1969? series) #80 (1970)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Popular Science Fiction (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #1 (1970)
Expedition Void
Pulp novel: Cover
Pat Sullivan's Felix the Cat (Yaffa/Page, 1966? series) #28 (August 1970)
Untitled (Felix the Cat)
Comic: Cover
War Battle Series (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #36 (1970)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Gunsmoke Western Picture Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #2 (September 1970)
Shooting Match!
Comic: Cover
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (Junior Readers, 1970) #20-57 (1970)
[Unknown] (Skippy the Bush Kangaroo)
Comic: Comic story
Romance and Confession Library (Yaffa/Page, 1969? series) #82 (1970)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Intimate Romance Stories (Yaffa, 1970? series) #38 (1970)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Romance and Confession Library (Yaffa/Page, 1969? series) #83 (1970)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Gunman's Western (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #1 (1972)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (Junior Readers, 1970) #4 [20-80] (November 1970) (November 1970)
Skippy (Skippy the Bush Kangaroo)
Comic: Comic story
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (Junior Readers, 1970) #4 [20-80] (November 1970) (November 1970)
The Koala (Facts about Skippy's Friends)
Comic: Text article
Romance and Confession Library (Yaffa/Page, 1969? series) #72 (1970)
Forbidden Love
Comic: Cover
Gunman's Western (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #2 (1970)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
War Adventure Series (Yaffa/Page, 1971? series) #2 (December 1970)
Mission by Moonlight
Comic: Cover
Championship Crossword Puzzle Book (Yaffa/Page, 1971? series) #2 (January 1971)
Untitled
Magazine: Cover
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (Junior Readers, 1971) #2107 (January 1971)
Untitled (Skippy the Bush Kangaroo)
Comic: Comic story
Pat Sullivan's Felix the Cat (Yaffa/Page, 1966? series) #29 (February 1971)
Untitled (Felix the Cat)
Comic: Cover
Championship Crossword Puzzle Book (Yaffa/Page, 1971 series) #1 (March 1971)
Untitled
Magazine: Cover
Maverick Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1971 series) #1 (March 1971)
Fangs of the Fox!
Comic: Cover
Western Adventure Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970 series) #4 (March 1971)
My Gun for Hire!
Comic: Cover
Gunshot Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1971? series) #24 (1971)
Two Guns Against Geronimo
Comic: Cover

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Created

  • 19 Feb 2015

Last updated

  • 7 Jan 2018