Scottish-born Alex Graham quickly established himself as one of the country s best-loved cartoonists, with his work appearing in numerous publications such as Tatler, The New Yorker and Punch. When asked by the Daily Mail to create a new strip cartoon, Fred Basset was the result. Fred s adventures and wry look on life have appeared every day for over 50 years. Alex died in 1991. The strip is continued by Alex s daughter Arran and the talented artist Michael Martin. Fred Basset enjoys worldwide syndication.