Visitation of the county of Huntingdon, under the authority of William Camden, Claenceux King of Arms, by his deputy Nicholas Charles, Lancaster Herald A. D. 1613
"Charles Nicholas" is the pseudonymous house name of three early creators of American comic books for the Fox Feature Syndicate and Fox Comics. The name originated at Eisner & Iger, one of the first comic-book "packagers" that created comics on demand for publishers entering the new medium during the 1930s-1940s Golden Age of comic books. Co-principal Will Eisner, himself a comics creator, recalled,We had a whole bunch of phony names like Chuck's. We just handed them out with the salary. There was a period in comics beginning with the middle- to late-'30s when none of the artists owned their own drawings. They were hired by the publishers ... [who] used what the pulp magazines used — a thing called a house name. A fake name. So the publishers not only owned the comic strip, they owned the name [of the creator], therefore the guy working for them couldn't lay a claim. That's how the name 'Charles Nicholas' started.The three creators are listed in order of birth year, below.