Alex Graham (cartoonist)

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Alexander S. Graham (Partick, Glasgow, 2 March 1913 – 4 December 1991[1]) was a Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip Fred Basset.


He was educated at the Dumfries Academy.

Graham's best known creation, Fred Basset, is a comic strip about a male basset hound. The cartoon was published first in the Daily Mail on 8 July 1963.[2] It has since been syndicated around the world.[2]

Fred was published in the UK newspaper Daily Mail and more recently The Mail On Sunday from 1963 to the present.[3]

Alex Graham died on 3 December 1991 (aged 78).


  1. ^ "Alex Graham".
  2. ^ a b Maria Esposito. "Fred Basset is back". C21 Media. Retrieved 27 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Fred Basset". Toonhound. Retrieved 11 March 2007.