|Title ||Thirtieth Series|
|Original Price ||£0.65|
|Date Cartoons Start ||11/07/1975||Date Cartoons End ||06/06/1976|
|Published by ||Daily Express Publications||ISBN |
Introduction by - Eric Morecambe, OBE
Discusses the 30th Giles Annual with Norman Giller
How do you rate Giles, Eric?
He started out as a pavement artist, y'know. Had a
pitch in London. Called it The Chalk Of The Town. It was near Trafalgar
Square. Only the pigeons spotted his talent so he joined the Daily
He has since become the most popular cartoonist in
the country. And he's also very popular in the town. I know he's got
millions of followers because everywhere he goes he draws a good crowd.
Can you try to give a serious assessment of Giles in
the context of his standing in the world of comedy?
Let me tell you, and I mean this in all
seriousness, folks, that Giles is one of the great humorists of all time.
I admire and envy his talent. It's a wonderful gift
to be able to make people laugh and to manage it every day by the use of a
pencil and a dozen or so carefully chosen words is doubly clever.
The Express has always been powerful on the
cartoonist front. Sir Osbert Lancaster, Cummings, wonderful Roy Ullyett.
They've all got plenty of witty lead in their pencils.
I'm sure they will understand when I say that for
me Giles is the king. My favourite of all his marvellous characters is
Grandma. Is she any relation to Ernie Wise? They're built along similar
lines and Em carries the same type of handbag. I love the way she always
has Basil Brush slung around her neck when she's out terrorising the local
You've had a sneak preview of the Giles Annual.
What's it like?
It's well worth stealing.
Every one of his cartoons is like a five-minute
television sketch. There is so much to find in the background after you
have had your initial laugh at the main joke line.
Just to prove that this is an authentic Eric
Morecambe introduction, can you sign the foot of the page. I can only give
you the reply I gave when I received the OBE - I'm honoured!
Long live Giles. Long laugh world.