|Title ||Fifty Second Series|
|Original Price ||£6.99|
|Date Cartoons Start ||//||Date Cartoons End ||//|
|Number of Cartoons ||129|
|Published by ||Pedigree Books||ISBN ||1-874507-20-1|
Introduction by - John Challis (Boycee)
Giles and his cartoons seem to have
been around ever since I became aware that some things were funnier than
others. The detail is extravagant. There's always something else to find;
a knowing look from a dog, a malevolent child up to no good.
Like the Goon Show, Giles'
dysfunctional family changed the face of comedy. It was the first cartoon
series that all the family could identify with. "Look at that mum!
See, Iím not bad really, I donít do that!" "Mum, Vera's just
like our Dorothy." It was for many people their first taste of
satire; bringing pithy comment to issues of the day; issues that angered
people, bewildered them or just amused.
Like John Sullivan, another writer
who has meant a great deal to me and the creator of "Only Fools &
Horses", Giles' ability to reach us all makes him part of the very
fabric of British life. How many times do we find ourselves saying:
"It's just like a Giles cartoon?"