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Encyclopedia > Jack Edward Oliver

Jack Edward Oliver (born 19 June 1942) is a British cartoonist. June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... A cartoonist at work. ...

He originally achieved fame in late 1970 with a long running strip in the UK music paper Disc (and Music Echo), later Record Mirror. The strip had many fans including John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It included characters from TV, film and music, with a large section for readers' contributions (Win a Plastic Warthog). One character proved particularly enduring, a dinosaur called Fresco-Le-Raye. 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... John Lennon John Winston Lennon, later John Ono Lennon, (October 9, 1940–December 8, 1980), was best known as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for The Beatles. ... Ono on the cover of 1971s Fly Yoko Ono Lennon (born February 18, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese-born American musician and artist. ... Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 100-million years. ...

In 1977, the strip was deemed not contemporary enough and was ended. Oliver went to work for IPC Magazines Ltd, creating comic strips including Buster's Master Mind (1980-1983), Cliff Hanger (1983-1987) and Vid Kid, as well as drawing The Champ in Whizzer and Chips from 1979 to 1981. Many of his strips included puzzles and games. In 1984, Oliver also wrote the words for a musical called Swan Esther which was performed at London's The Young Vic and on BBC radio. 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... IPC Media is a large British publishing company, mainly producing consumer magazines. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Buster was a long-running British comic book (28 May 1960 - 22 December 1999) which carried a mixture of humour and adventure strips, although the latter genre would become a rarer occurrence as the comic went on. ... Master Mind was a fictional character who had his own comic strip in the UK comic Buster. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cliff Hanger was a comic strip in the UK comic Buster, first appearing in the 25 June 1983 issue. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vid Kid was a comic strip in the UK comic Buster. ... Whizzer and Chips was a British comic book that ran from the issues dated 18 October 1969 to 27 October 1990, when it merged with Buster. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... St Stevens Tower - The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London (see also different names) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The Young Vic is a theatre in the South Bank area of central London, which specialises in giving opportunities to young actors and directors. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ...

When Buster ceased publication at the beginning of 2000, Oliver was the last artist left, and drew the only non-reprint material in the comic's final issue (How It All Ends, which looked back at how all the Buster characters ended). With Buster gone, Oliver investigated other work, including newspaper strips and first day covers for stamp collectors. 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 2000, a web site about Oliver's work revived interest in it, and a new, e-mailed (and free) weekly strip involving Fresco-Le-Raye has hundreds of subscribers. 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Among Oliver's trademarks in his strips were little signs reading 'Abolish Tuesdays' and regular sightings of a tiny cube with a crank handle attached. The latter was never explained. Oliver also had something of an obsession with the British actress Madeline Smith, drawing several appearances by her into his work, which she later complained about. Oliver reacted characteristically, producing a strip about her complaint. Madeline Smith (born on 2 August 1949) is a British actress/comedienne who was a model in the 1960s and appeared in many 1960s/1970s comedy films and TV series and Hammer horror films. ...

External link

The J Edward Oliver Web Site

http://uk.geocities.com/pjgcomics See J.Edward Oliver's comic work with input from the artist website by Peter Gray

http://uk.geocities.com/pjgmastermind/ See a year of Mastermind from Buster by J.Edward Oliver website by Peter Gray



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