comic book artist, was born Kogarah, NSW and educated at Kogarah Primary, Canterbury High and Sydney Grammar Schools. Jim Russell encouraged him to attend weekly art classes in Smith’s attic studio. Worked with Greater Union Theatres art department and also drew recognition charts for the air training corps before joining the air force. Demobilised in 1946, he sold an adventure comic strip Destiny Scott to the Sydney Morning Herald . He created Bunny Allen, the Glamour Girl (originals ML; one in SLNSW b/w show in 1999) and The Buccaneer for the All-Australian Comics Group. All 30 or so issues of Tex Morton’s Wild West Comics (1947-50), named after a prominent Country and Western singer, featured Chatto’s Bunny Allen .

In 1949 Chatto drew The Lone Wolf for Atlas Publications. In 1954, in association with Larry S. Cleland, he produced covers for H. John Edwards and Cleveland Press (comics and pulp novels). At Cleveland Press he drew The Twilight Ranger and El Lobo as well as covers and began a Skippy series based on the TV program for Page Publications (failed because it came out after the series had peaked). Etc (see Sheill).

In 1977 Chatto took over the Sunday newspaper strip Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor . He left to become a freelance cine-cameraman and TV producer.

Kerr, Joan
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