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British Cartoon Archive – University of Reading

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British Cartoon Archive

The archive is held within the British Cartoon Archive which holds other British Cartoonists’ work.

You can download the images directly from the catalogue - if you require a higher resolution image please contact the British Cartoon Archive direct.


A digitised collection of artwork, files and related documents from British cartoonists including materials from the studio of cartoonist Carl Giles. and other British cartoonists


  • original artworks for the cartoons
  • reference files of photographs and cuttings
  • business correspondence with the Daily Express, Sunday Express and others
  • 'studio correspondence' with readers and admirers
  • general and family correspondence
  • a reference book collection
  • an almost complete set of Giles annuals, cards, photographs, films and objects.

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Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for additional advice on using this resource

How you may use the content

Items can be downloaded and used for educational purposes.


  • lecture presentations
  • printed course materials
  • Blackboard
  • student work
  • public display in University (for seminars, conferences or workshops)

Not permitted

  • publicly available websites

See British Cartoon Archive FAQs for more information. 

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