David Wright

David Wright (1912-1967) joined his uncle’s studio after leaving school and in 1941 was hired by The Sketch to paint pin-ups of glamorous women, most of whom were modelled on his wife Esme. The illustrations established him as one of the most popular pin-up artists during World War II. In the 1950s he continued drawing in a similar style for Men Only. Wright’s first comics work, starring ‘Kit Carson’, appeared in Cowboy Picture Library in 1952. His most enduring creation was Carol Day, a serial comic strip about the life of a glamorous fashion model, which ran in the Daily Mail from 1956–67. After his death it enjoyed a brief revival in the Sunday Express in 1971, drawn by Kenneth Inns.

David Wright: “Carol Day”, 1959, 56×27 cm

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