Chuck Clayton grew up a shy little loner but, after being unhesitatingly accepted as an equal by Archie and his friends, he grew to become a confident, mature teenager. Chuck is first and foremost an artist; a cartoonist whose greatest ambition is to someday become a professional comic book and comic strip illustrator. Despite the long hours he spends practicing his craft, he still finds time to participate in all Riverdale High’s varsity sports, study his own African-American heritage, and spend time with his girlfriend, Nancy Woods.