Keith Chatto Australia

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

art

letters

writing

colours

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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Nightmare Suspense Library (Yaffa/Page, 1971? series) #10 (April 1975)
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Gunsmoke Western Picture Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #9 (May 1975)
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Gunman's Western (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #7 (1975)
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World War Library (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #12 (1975)
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World War Library (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #14 (1975)
March from Defeat
Comic: Cover
Lovers World Library (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #9 (1975)
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Comic: Cover
Space Adventure (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #1 (1975)
Quest for a Star
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Gunslinger Western (Yaffa Publishing, 1975? series) #4 (1975)
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Joyful Love Stories (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #2 (1975)
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Romance & Love Library (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #1 (1975)
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Exciting Confessions (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #6 (August 1975)
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Space Adventure (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #2 (1975)
The Trithon Beam
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Love and Romance Adventures (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #1 (1975)
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True Library (Yaffa, 1975 series) #31 (1975)
Time for Goodbye
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Daring Love Confessions Library (Yaffa, 1975? series) #1 (1975)
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Love and Romance Adventures (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #2 (1975)
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War Stories (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #1 (1971)
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War Battle Series (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #38 (1975)
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Real War Library (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #1 (1975)
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Daring Love Confessions Library (Yaffa, 1975? series) #2 (1975)
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War Battle Series (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #39 (1975)
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Comic: Cover
Personal Romances (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #12 (November 1975)
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Lovers World Library (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #12 (November 1975)
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War Stories (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #2 (1975)
Blockade!
Comic: Cover
Broadway Jokes (Yaffa, 1975? series) #1 (1975)
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Comic: Cover

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  • 19 Feb 2015

Last updated

  • 7 Jan 2018