Hector John McLusky|
20 January 1923
5 September 2006|
Hector John Dewhirst McLusky, with his two brothers and parents, moved from Leeds to Leamington Spa in 1936. John (also known as Hector) attended Warwick School from 1936 to 1940, and, after a period back in Leeds, proceeded to the Slade School of Art.
McLusky began illustrating the comic strip adaptation of James Bond for the Daily Express. From 1958 to 1966, McLusky adapted 13 of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels or short stories.
After Yaroslav Horak had taken over the James Bond strip, McLusky drew Secret Agent 13 for Fleetway. For the magazine TV Comic McLusky illustrated several strips over 15 years, notably Look and Learn and strip adaptations for Laurel & Hardy, and the Pink Panther. In 1982 McLusky returned to illustrate the James Bond strip, collaborating with writer Jim Lawrence to illustrate four new original James Bond stories.
John McLusky continued other work throughout his career – including substitute teaching and work as a puppeteer on Bournemouth pier. He continued this other work because at one stage he had almost lost the ability to speak due to his isolation from other human beings.
James Bond strips
|Casino Royale||Anthony Hern||7 July – 13 December 1958||1-138|
|Live and Let Die||Henry Gammidge||15 December 1958 – 28 March 1959||139-225|
|Moonraker||Henry Gammidge||3 March – 8 August 1959||226-339|
|Diamonds Are Forever||Henry Gammidge||10 August 1959 – 30 January 1960||340-487|
|From Russia with Love||Henry Gammidge||1 February – 21 May 1960||488-583|
|Dr. No||Peter O'Donnell||23 May – 1 October 1960||584-697|
|Goldfinger||Henry Gammidge||3 October 1960 – 1 April 1961||698-849|
|Risico||Henry Gammidge||3 April – 24 June 1961||850-921|
|From a View to a Kill||Henry Gammidge||26 June – 9 September 1961||922-987|
|For Your Eyes Only||Henry Gammidge||11 September – 9 December 1961||988-1065|
|Thunderball||Henry Gammidge||11 December 1961 – 10 February 1962||1066–1128|
|On Her Majesty's Secret Service||Henry Gammidge||29 June 1964 – 15 May 1965||1-274|
|You Only Live Twice||Henry Gammidge||17 May 1965 – 8 January 1966||275-475|
- The Paradise Plot (1981-1982)
- Deathmask (1982–1983)
- Flittermouse (1983)
- Polestar (1983)
- The Scent Of Danger (1984)
- Lambiek Comiclopedia. "John McLusky".
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