Charles (Charlie) Grigg was an artist for the comic books published by D.C. Thomson, such as The Dandy. A versatile artist during a period of 40 years, one of his first features for The Dandy was 'Charlie the Chimp' from 1957 to 1960. He then illustrated 'Sooty and his Shooter' for The Dandy, 'Foxy' and 'Splodge, Last of the Goblins' in The Topper and 'Kat and Kanary' in The Beano. For many years, he was the artist of two of The Dandy's most popular features, 'Korky the Cat' (succeeding James Crighton in 1962) and 'Desperate Dan' (after the death of Dudley Watkins in 1969).
Other series by Grigg are 'Mary's Mighty Uncle', 'Gobble Gobble Gertie', 'Clanky the Cast-Iron Pup' and 'Kipper the Copper'. He also illustrated light adventure strips like 'The Umbrella Men', 'The Red Wrecker' and 'The Purple Cloud'. After his retirement from comics in 1983, he turned to illustrating saucy seaside postcards for Bamfort. Charlie Grigg passed away on 4 December 2013 at the age of 97.
Korky the Cat