Charles W. Nicholls drew strips for Pictorial Comic Life, including "Gargle Green" (1989) and "Porkin's Experiences" (1899).
He may be Charles Wynne Nicholls, an Irish artist, who was born in Dublin on 20 October 1831. He studied in the Royal Dublin Society's Schools and the Royal Hibernian Academy. He started exhibiting his paintings in 1859. In 1861 he was elected an associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy, and in 1869 a member. He moved to London in 1864, but continued to exhibit in Dublin. He mainly painted figures, occasionally landscapes, and illustrated an edition of Charles Dickens' Dombey and Son in 1881. He died in his home in London on 24 January 1903.
- Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 120
- Frederic G. Kitton, Dickens and His Illustrators, London, George Redway, 1899, p. 245
- Janis Opie, Charles Wynne Nicholls - "What are the wild waves saying?" Florence and Paul Dombey from Dombey & Son, by Charles Dickens, Art Paintings 28 November 2011
- Walter G. Strickland, Nicholls, Charles Wynne RHA, A Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913