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.
|New! Pinups from the Daily Sketch We’ve just obtained about 150 prints of the celebrated pinups David Wright did for the Daily Sketch from 1940-47 and a copy of the David Wright Portfolio that the Daily Sketch published in the 1940s. You can see scans of all of them in the new “Daily Sketch Pinups” section of the site. These contain mild nudity, so if this would offend you, don’t look!|
|Carol Day ebooks Ebooks for 24 of the 35 Carol Day stories by David Wright are now available on Amazon. We would love to publish the remaining 11 stories but we lack adequate source material. If you can help with either tearsheets or original art, please get in touch! We will buy, trade, rent, borrow, or make whatever arrangement suits you to get good source material for the stories we need.|
Roger Clark, May 2016