Ronald "Carl" Giles, best known by his last name only, was a British cartoonist best known for his long running eponymous strip in the Daily Express
. He started working in 1937 for the Reynolds News
, but moved to the Daily Express
in 1943 and remained there until 1991.
The format of Giles
, the strip, was a single panel, illustrated with astonishing amounts of detail. In addition to the main joke, there were often numerous sight gags in the elaborate backgrounds. The strips were usually topical, relating to current news stories. The cartoonist's most famous creation was the Giles Family, a large family presided over by a tyrannical matriarch known simply as Grandma.
The strip Giles includes examples of: