With over 60 series of Giles - The Collection in circulation, this annual has proven itself as a highly-popular and timeless book that continues to sell well across generations. This brand new compilation includes 150 cartoons. Giles' reputation as one of the country's best-loved cartoonists was confirmed when he was posthumously given his own exhibition at the Cartoon Museum in London in 2008, along with the honour of being named the 20th century's greatest cartoonist by visitors to the British Cartoon Centre in London.
Carl Giles was born in Islington, north London, on 29 September 1916. Leaving school aged fourteen, his early training was in animation, eventually moving into cartoons working for Reynolds News. In 1943 Giles moved to the Sunday Express and Daily Express, eventually replacing Strube and becoming the Daily Express "War Correspondent Cartoonist" with the 2nd Army in 1945. Best known for his Express "family", his cartoons had enormous popular appeal and in 1959 he was awarded the OBE. Giles left the Daily Express in 1989 but continued working for the Sunday Express until 1991. He passed away in hospital in Ipswich on 27 August 1995.
"Giles is an extremely popular winner across the generations. His books are still selling well after more than 50 years and his humour is not stuck in any particular time frame. He appeals to a very wide cross-section of the public" - Paul Gravett, Projects Director of the British Cartoon Trust.