London’s Cartoon Museum is hosting a very special late-night look at the original artwork of Sydney Jordan on Thursday 21st October – the veteran comic creator renowned for his creation of the newspaper comic strip “Jeff Hawke” for the Daily Express.
For one night only, the Museum will be showing “Jeff Hawke” original comic strip artworks, a strip often regarded as one of the most important science-fiction comics ever released.
Chat to resident expert, Steve Marchant, and collector Alastair Hunter. Plus, you may even be lucky enough to meet the legend that is Sydney Jordan himself.
There’s going to be a phenomenal amount of original artwork there,” a spokesperson for the event told downthetubes, “offering a great chance to see many strips from the 1950s onwards, including some unpublished and also some drawings too.”
Entry also includes admission to all exhibitions and copies of the brilliant Illustrators Magazine Sydney Jordan special edition for sale in the shop, if you haven’t bought one already, for some inexplicable reason.
• Thursday Late Special – A celebration of Sydney Jordan: creator of Jeff Hawke 6.30 – 8.00pm 21st October 2021, The Cartoon Museum 55 Wells St England, W1W 8HJ | Book your ticket here
Special issue, limited to 1000 copies, and the biggest special issue yet! The sumptuous art quarterly presenting the world’s finest illustrators.
At long last, a fitting tribute to two of the greatest British newspaper comic strip artists, Sydney Jordan, renowned for the finest SF strip “Jeff Hawke” and Jim Holdaway, the definitive artist on Peter O’Donnell’s iconic “Modesty Blaise” newspaper strip.
With a touching foreword by Brian Bolland, features include the Jeff Hawke gallery, Jeff Hawke index, an in-depth interview with Sydney Jordan, the art of Jim Holdaway, the Modesty Blaise gallery, Modesty Blaise index, Romeo Brown index, and much more.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.