About the Artist – Sydney Jordan
Sydney Jordan was born in Dundee and in 1954 created 'Jeff Hawke', the world's longest-running science fiction strip cartoon, for The Daily Express and Scottish Daily News, followed by 'Lance McLane' for The Daily Record; both were syndicated worldwide and published in book form in Italy; three collections of Jeff Hawke stories have been published by Titan Books, while the Jeff Hawke Club has been systematically reprinting the entire canon of 113 stories in its magazine Jeff Hawke’s Cosmos since 2003, with critical notes by Duncan Lunan. He frequently illustrated articles in The Daily Express and his work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines including New Worlds, Starburst and The Sunday Times. In later years he worked in advertising and the film industry and his credits include some of the story-boards for Independence Day.
He has illustrated articles and stories by Duncan Lunan in World Magazine, The Journal of Practical Applications in Space, Asgard, Nuclear Free Scotland and Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, created the cover painting for "Starfield: science fiction by Scottish writers", edited by Duncan Lunan for Orkney Press, illustrated “Children from the Sky”, and contributed artwork to “Incoming Asteroid!”.