Carol Day is a wonderful comic strip by a great artist. With its combination of sophisticated themes and stories, multi-dimensional characters and always magnificent art, Carol Day transcends even the best American strips of the time, but it has been woefully neglected. Though it was syndicated in around 70 papers around the world, this high-spot of the newspaper comic strip has never been collected, and it never appeared in the US. According to Patrick Wright, David's son, "even though the Hearst Newspaper did attempt to head-hunt my father in the early 1950s, it was felt Carol Day was too sophisticated for the American market!"
This website makes the art, stories and background material of this neglected strip and its creator readily available for the first time. We hope you enjoy it. Please don't hesitate to send us comments, criticisms, suggestions or any material you think should be incorporated into the site.
We will continue to add more Carol Day and David Wright material as we uncover it. If you would like to be notified when updates to the site occur, send us an email and we will add you to the update list.
|I've added a new gallery called "Sketches and Studies" that presents various sketches and studies David Wright did for his illustration art and comic strips. Click on the image to the left to visit the new gallery.|
The second issue of Illustrators, a new magazine about British illustration art published by Geoff West (of the Book Palace) and Peter Richardson, has a special feature on David Wright with an excellent article on him and many reproductions of his illustration and Carol Day art. On the left is the cover, featuring a David Wright illustration. Click on the cover image to go to a preview of the issue with excerpts from the David Wright features.
I still have a few copies. The price including postage to a US address is $23.50 by Paypal or $22.60 by check. Please email me to confirm availability before sending payment.
Roger Clark, May 2013