|Title ||Fifty Third Series|
|Original Price ||£7.99|
|Date Cartoons Start ||//||Date Cartoons End ||//|
|Published by ||Pedigree Books||ISBN |
Introduction by - David Dimbleby
It is astonishing that Giles still has such
appeal that each year we can welcome another Annual. I was introduced to
him by my father, who rated Giles his top cartoonist bar none, and used to
regale the family with an account of meeting his hero.
Every fan has his own reasons for liking Giles.
For me it is not so much the events he comments on. After all, elections
and budgets, Motor shows or Smithfield shows, American servicemen and
foreign villains come and go. What lasts are the powerful characters.
Their language and their lifestyle look a little dated now but their
essential characteristics are still those we find all around us. And the
draughtsmanship, as ever, is superb.
It would never do to admit it, but don't we all
have in our family someone with just a trace, just a hint, of the Giles
family in them?