Jack Gordon was a staff artist for the story papers of the Scottish publishing house D.C. Thomson during the 1930s and 1940s.

He was born as John Henry Gordon in London in 1890 as the son of a customs clerk and a music teacher. Like his brother Chick Gordon, he went to the Scottish city Dundee to join the publishing house D.C. Thomson. He was a comics artist and illustrator for the company's top story papers, including The Rover, Adventure, The Wizard, The Hotspur and The Skipper. Between 1942 and 1949 he was present in the weekly comics magazine The Beano. His first serial was 'Jimmy's Mother Wouldn't Run Away' (#192 through #208 in 1942-1943), about a boy and his mother who are harrassed by the widow of a Chicago gangster. His next contribution was 'King Kong Charlie' (#222 through #235 in 1944) about a young boy on the run in New York, who befriends a showman and his ape. Gordon furthermore made one-shot features like 'Jumping Jenny' (#347 in 1948) and 'Sam Spitfire' (#358 in 1949), the latter being an illustrated text story.

Jack Gordon passed away on 8 December 1965.

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