Jack's guestbook





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Despite moving to Australia 26 years ago I still brought with me my collection of JEO comic strips cut from Disc and Record Mirror & Disc. Particularly prized are the ones with my own contributions to Instant Garbage. Though the various prize plastic warthogs, anteaters and llamas were handed down to nieces and nephews over the years. Each time JEO would include a personalised letter (where did he find the time?!)which I've scanned and would love to share. Pride of place goes to a personalised poster from JEO – first prize in a Fresco-Le-Raye birthday competition.

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Hello. In 1990, I bought Buster for the first time, and this was when I first came across JEO's work. It was one of those moments really, I became a fan of his style right away, and I'd go as far as to say that he became my favourite comic artist. All these years on, I still have lots of good memories of his strips.
Thanks for preserving a lot of his work from his career on this site, I am very grateful that I can look at it, as I'm sure many other people are too. I'm also very flattered that the site contains a link to the piece I did looking back at his career.
Adam.


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Back in 1976 as a 13 year old, I submitted a contribution to Jack's "Loneliness Is.." Fresco strip in Record Mirror and was delighted to receive a personal letter from him letting me know that it would be published. I remember the letter included payment of a small plastic warthog -"let that be a lesson to you" he said ! I also remember in the top right hand corner of the letter he had typed "Do Not Nurdle Tadpoles In This Space". Years went by and the letter and copy of "Record Mirror" disappeared. Thanks to your site I managed to track down the edition it appeared in, but more importantly introduced me to all his other great work that I was previously unaware of. Many thanks !

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I had the great privilege of working with Jack for two and a half years when I was a young reporter and record reviewer on Disc magazine, many years ago.

He was incredibly creative, a truly wonderful guy with a fantastic sense of humour. He even made a joke about my name in one of his cartoons, which was a great honour for me.

In many ways I felt he was a kindred spirit (though I can't draw to save my life) which is probably why I found him so easy to get on with.

It was always a huge delight for me when he visited the office each week to bring in his latest cartoon strip. Indeed I think all of us who worked on Disc felt like that about him.

I did have brief contact with him after Disc, but my great regret is that our paths then diverged and I lost touch with him.

Really sorry to hear that he is no longer with us. My sincere condolences to all his family. He was a creative genius and a genuinely beautiful soul.


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We have a new url, but the old one will always work. Please report any problems...
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At the time of Jack's death we had a guestbook that many people signed. I know that the comments left were a comfort to Jack's family.
We had a new guestbook, but lack of support and software issues meant that the original and its replacement had to close.
This is a new one with some recent comments added. Please feel free to add more.


Added: May 4, 2019
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Hi... absolutely loving wandering back through JEO's work, have only recently found this site but it's such a pleasure to be re-living my Disc and Record Mirror years, and having been in the FLR fan club... I wonder - has there ever been thoughts of assembling JEOs work into a book? I'm not a publisher but I have a Design & Print shop, and I'm a low-level cartoonist - currently working on Split Knee Loonacy cartoon strips and have enjoyed using cripplingly bad puns in my cartoons The Groaner, in that JEO way. Anyway, if there is any interest in creating a book to celebrate JEOs work, someone contact me, I'd love to get a ball rolling.

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As News Editor of Record Mirror in the mid-late Seventies, I have fond memories of Jack and his wonderful imagination. I recall commissioning - in 1976 - the Sun/Father Christmas Christmas card (illustrated in your Miscellany section). Thanks Jack.

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I was following a bit of research and saw my name on your site. I'm so proud to have done my little bit to promote Jack whose work I loved.
Thanks for sharing so much fun!
Norman


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Sorry, just noticed a post from Jonathan Coe who wrote the fantastic The Rotter's Club who was also a fan of Jack's. I see I'm in excellent company.

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