Now free of the Walking Dead, Charlie can now pick and choose his future projects, something he finds "creatively very, very exciting".
Photo: Jamie Ricketts
He was born on the 4th August 1966 in the town of Shrewsbury, England and, having moved away to study film and video at art college, eventually moved back and still resides there 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.
JUDGE DREDD, ARMITAGE & WARHEADS
Judge Dredd The Hand of Fate with Alan Grant and Armitage with Dave Stone Influential Circles for the Judge Dredd Megazine, and Warheads: Black Dawn with writer Craig Huston for Marvel UK, both in 1992.
Dances with Demons, Armitage & Judge Hershey
Dances With Demons #1 introduces James Owl, an unwilling heir to the powers of his Native American ancestors. But, Owl is stalked by an evil spirit who coverts his gifts, and who leaves blood and destruction in his wake! Armitage Flashback & Flashback II and Judge Hershey – Hershey & Steel – Degenomancer with Dave Stone for the Judge Dredd Megazine.
Mars Attacks Classics brings back your favorite comics from the past. This volume collects the first five-issue miniseries from Topps Comics, and features stories by beloved creators like Keith Giffen, Charlie Adlard and more!
The X-Files, Rogue Trooper & Playing the GameThe X-Files with Stefan Petrucha and John Rozum for Topps Comics, 1995–1997. Rogue Trooper (Friday): Angels with Steve White, in 2000 AD. Playing the Game graphic novel by Doris Lessing.
The Crow & HellblazerThe Crow: Wild Justice with Jerry Prosser for Kitchen Sink Press. Hellblazer #108 with Paul Jenkins for Vertigo.
Shadowman & Nikolai DanteShadowman #5-15 with Jamie Delano for Acclaim Comics, 1997–1998. Nikolai Dante with Robbie Morrison The Full Dante in 2000 AD.
White DeathWhite Death with Robbie Morrison, Les Cartoonistes Dangereux.
Judge Dredd, Nikolai Dante & Astronauts in TroubleJudge Dredd War Games & Endgame with John Wagner in 2000 AD. Nikolai Dante Masque of Dante, Tour of Duty, Fists of Fury & Last Dance of the Trans-Siberian with Robbie Morrison in 2000 AD. Astronauts in Trouble with Larry Young, AiT/Planet Lar, 1999–2000.
Green Lantern/Green Arrow, X-Men: Hellfire Club & Before The Fantastic 4
Urban Knights is a Green Arrow/Green Lantern crossover storyline written by Ben Raab and Judd Winick with illustrations by Charlie Adlard. Before The Fantastic 4 The Storms (Marvel Comics).
The Establishment, Batman/Scarface, Thunderbolts & CodefleshThe Establishment #1-13 with Ian Edginton, Wildstorm, 2001–2002. Thunderbolts: Life Sentences #1 Marvel. Codeflesh with Joe Casey, in Double Image/Double Take #1-8, Image Comics, 2001–2002.
Judge Dredd The Satanist with John Wagner, in 2000 AD
Batman: Gotham Knights, Judge Dredd, Savage Book I & Warlock
Batman: Gotham Knights written by Robbie Morrison. Judge Dredd Gulag with Gordon Rennie and Savage Book I in 2000 AD. Warlock (vol. 5) with Greg Pak, 4-issue mini-series for Marvel Comics.
The Walking Dead
First published in 2004, the Walking Dead’s main series ran for 193 issues. Adlard joined the comic from issue seven. The series rapidly grew in popularity and drew wide acclaim, winning an Eisner Award – the comics equivalent of an Oscar – in 2010. It was adapted for television by US network AMC in 2010. Adlard appeared in the pilot as a zombie extra.
Savage Book II
Savage Book II in 2000 AD.
Rock Bottom with Joe Casey, graphic novel
Savage Book III
Savage Book III in 2000 AD #1526-1535, February–May 2007.
Le Souffle du Wendigo
Le Souffle du Wendigo (Breath of the Wendigo) with Mathieu Misoffe, Soleil Productions
Without A Trace
Traces of the Great War is commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, a new and ambitious anthology publication exploring the traces and impact of the First World War on our lives today.
Vampire State Building
Ablaze, a new independent comics publisher cofounded by Rich Young, will launch its first publishing list with Vampire State Building, a new horror series drawn by Charlie Adlard and written by Ange and Patrick Renault.