About this site Those of us who grew up in the late 1960s and early 1970s, we who have original Beatles' albums, and who remember Paul and Barry Ryan, read every word of the music press, titles like NME, Melody Maker, Music Echo, Disc, Record Mirror and even, let's be honest, Sounds. Disc (and Music Echo) was always a favourite. At the end of the 1960s, 1970 to be precise, Disc began a cartoon series drawn by one J Edward Oliver, about the tales of the eponymous hero E C Ryder. The series began quietly, being an amusing tale with a few witty jokes, but, as time went on, it grew in size, eventually to a full page, JEO drew other items for the papers and wrote words, new characters appeared that became the nation's favourite, there was a fan club and a Friends of J Edward Oliver Society. Eventually, Disc (and Music Echo) was taken over by Record Mirror. Times had changed, as had the music. The Bay City Rollers ruled the airwaves. But JEO's strip continued. It was the best thing in the paper, even if it was only half a page and JEO was having a battle with the Editors. Maybe his heart wasn't in it by the end? The strip was axed in 1977. All my collection of papers went into the trash, but not before the collection of strips and other material had been rescued and stuck into Boot's the Chemist scrap books. Having carried these around the world for 30 years, it was decided in 2000 to turn some of the strips into a Web site, with the aim of sharing them with the world and providing nostalgia for some. This site generated some interest, and questions were asked: "Who was J Edward Oliver? Why was he so obsessed with Madeline Smith?" and, mostly "Whatever happened to J Edward Oliver?" Maybe J Edward Oliver was just a pseudonym for someone else and had never really existed. Had anyone ever seen him? If he did exist, what was he doing now? Living in America, designing Web sites? Married to Madeline Smith? Rich and famous? In summer 2001, a small amount of research and a polite letter found JEO, still living in Dartford, Kent, still being a cartoonist and pleased to see his work represented on a Web site. Jack has kindly sent some snips and snipettes of material which have been include here. And the rest, as they say, is his story. The aim of this site is still the same - to remind the world of Jack’s work during the Disc years, though we do have material from all his career.