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.

TIMELINE

1992

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.

1992
1993

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.  

1993
1994

Mars Attacks

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!

1994
1995

The X-Files, Rogue Trooper & Playing the Game

The 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.
1995
1996

The Crow & Hellblazer

The Crow: Wild Justice with Jerry Prosser for Kitchen Sink Press. Hellblazer #108 with Paul Jenkins for Vertigo.
1996
1997

Shadowman & Nikolai Dante

Shadowman #5-15 with Jamie Delano for Acclaim Comics, 1997–1998. Nikolai Dante with Robbie Morrison The Full Dante in 2000 AD.
1997
1998

White Death

White Death with Robbie Morrison, Les Cartoonistes Dangereux.
1998
1999

Judge Dredd, Nikolai Dante & Astronauts in Trouble

Judge 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.
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).

2000
2001

The Establishment, Batman/Scarface, Thunderbolts & Codeflesh

The 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.
2001
2003

Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd The Satanist with John Wagner, in 2000 AD

2003
2004

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.

2004
2004

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.

2004
2005

Savage Book II

Savage Book II in 2000 AD.

2005
2006

Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom with Joe Casey, graphic novel

2006
2007

Savage Book III

Savage Book III in 2000 AD #1526-1535, February–May 2007.

2007
2009

Le Souffle du Wendigo

Le Souffle du Wendigo (Breath of the Wendigo) with Mathieu Misoffe, Soleil Productions

2009
2018

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.

2018
2019

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.

2019
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