“Jeff Hawke” creator Sydney Jordan focus of upcoming exhibition at the University of Dundee

"Jeff Hawke" art by Sydney Jordan

The work of comic artist and writer Sydney Jordan will be the focus of a new exhibition at the University of Dundee later this year.

Dundee-born artist Sydney Jordan is best known as the creator of Jeff Hawke, whose fantastic adventures appeared in the Daily Express, from 1955-74. Popular in Britain as the first regular science-fiction comic series to appeal to adults, the strip was even more highly regarded in European countries, where it had a significant influence on the development of science fiction and fantasy comics.

"Jeff Hawke" art by Sydney Jordan

The Art of Sydney Jordan: Dream Pedlar exhibition will feature a feast of original art from Jeff Hawke and more, some of it exhibited at London’s Cartoon Museum back in 2021, revealing Sydney Jordan’s extraordinary skill and visual imagination.

The Art of Sydney Jordan: Dream Pedlar will run from Saturday 7th October 2023 – Saturday 6th January 2024, University of Dundee Museums, Dundee | Free – No Booking Required | Open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 7.00pm, Sat 11.00am – 4.00pm (Closed for Christmas 23rd December 2023 – 2nd January 2024) | Find out more about University of Dundee Museums |

Book free tickets for the opening night event on Friday 6th October 2023

• If you’re a Jeff Hawke fan, check out the Jeff Hawke Fan Club here

The Art of Sydney Jordan / The Art of Jim Holdaway (illustrators Special Edition)

illustrators Special Editions – The Art of Sydney Jordan / The Art of Jim Holdaway (illustrators Special)

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.

With thanks to Alistair Hunter

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