Former British Comics Laureate and local hero Charlie Adlard is not only one of the most talented artists in the industry, but without a doubt, one of the most hard working and dedicated.
Charlie has been a “veteran” of the comic industry for over 20 years. He’s spent the majority of his time since 2004 working on The Walking Dead for which he has received many industry awards. In his time as a cartoonist he has worked on many other projects as far reaching as Mars Attacks, the X-Files, Judge Dredd, Savage, Batman, X-Men, Superman etc and creator-owned projects closer to his heart like Astronauts In Trouble, Codeflesh, Rock Bottom, and White Death.
He was born on the 4th August 1966 right here in Shrewsbury and, having moved away to study film and video at art college, eventually moved back and still resides here today.
Before moving back to Shrewsbury, he spent a brief stint in London, finding out that the BA he’d earned at art college was pretty useless in getting a job in the film industry, and after failing to set the world alight playing the drums in a rock band, eventually settled on the “third” option, which was comics. An option he finally realised should have been number one right from the beginning.
After spending two years back in Shrewsbury, working on a portfolio, he eventually found his first work at the Judge Dredd Megazine in 1992 and hasn’t looked back since. He now plays drums in the band Cosmic Rays so he’s not completely left his musical ambitions behind and is also working on French thriller “Vampire State Building” with publishers Delcourt.