The Edinburgh News has a piece by Liam Rudden on one of the models for the 1970s editions of Jackie, who went on to be a teacher and is now retried. The item comes with Jackie: The Musical now on tour – it’s currently on in Brighton…
Millions of girls swooned over Ian Deacon in the 1970s. The retired teacher, a familiar face to pupils and parents at a number of Capital primary schools, has a secret, you see.Before embarking on his teaching career at Sighthill Primary in 1973, he was cover model for Jackie, the iconic girls’ magazine that no 70s teenager worth their flares would be without.
Memories of his modelling days came flooding back when it was announced Jackie: The Musical would be touring to The King’s.
“The Jackie thing seems to recur every five years ,for some reason or other,” he laughs, “but then I suppose the magazine was such a big thing for women of a certain age, it is now a treasured memory.”
• Read the full story by Liam Rudden: Retired Edinburgh teacher’s secret life as a 70’s Jackie model – Edinburgh Evening News
The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.
John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.
He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.
Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.