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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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
Twilight Ranger (Apache, 1955 series) #6 (1956)
The Ghost Town (Twilight Ranger)
Comic: Cover
Twilight Ranger (Apache, 1955 series) #6 (1956)
The Ghost Town (Twilight Ranger)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #56 (January 1956)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
Twilight Ranger (Apache, 1955 series) #7 (1956)
Untitled (Twilight Ranger)
Comic: Cover
Twilight Ranger (Apache, 1955 series) #7 (1956)
Two-Gun Phantom (Twilight Ranger)
Comic: Comic story
The Lone Wolf (Atlas, 1951? series) #58 (March 1956)
Rustlers Frame-Up (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Cover
Lone Wolf Special (Atlas, 1956 series) #1 (1956)
Untitled (The Lone Wolf)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #1 (June 1956)
This Gun - Not for Hire (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #2 (August 1956)
The Showdown (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Cover
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #2 (August 1956)
The Showdown (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #3 (October 1956)
The Bounty Hunters (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Cover
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #4 (December 1956)
Desert Pay-Off (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Cover
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #4 (December 1956)
Desert Pay-Off (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #5 (February 1957)
Wolf to the Rescue (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Cover
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #5 (February 1957)
Untitled (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #6 (April 1957)
Justice at Sundown (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Cover
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #6 (April 1957)
Justice at Sundown (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #7 (June 1957)
Lust for Gold (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Cover
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #7 (June 1957)
Untitled (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #8 (August 1957)
The Law of the Colt (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Cover
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #8 (August 1957)
Untitled
Comic: Recap
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #8 (August 1957)
Untitled (El Lobo)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #9 (October 1957)
Canyon of gold (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Cover
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #9 (October 1957)
Untitled (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Comic story
El Lobo the Man from Nowhere (Apache, 1956 series) #9 (October 1957)
Untitled (El Lobo the Man from Nowhere)
Comic: Rebound

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Created

  • 19 Feb 2015

Last updated

  • 7 Jan 2018