Billy and Brenda Brown, by Jack Greenall 1940
Billy and Brenda Brown

Jack Greenall was a British comic artist, born in Whitefield, Lancashire. His published his first strip in Pictoral Weekly in 1929, and during this period he also contributed to Ideas, Punch, Bystanders and Razzle. He was additionally present in children's comics such as Sparkler and Jolly Comic. He created the popular single-panel cartoon character 'Useless Eustace', which appeared in The Daily Mirror from January 1935.

Billy and Brenda Brown, by Jack Greenall 1940
Billy and Brenda Brown

The character became a popular symbol of the common man, and has also appeared on postcards, and in a variant strip 'Useless Eunice' in Woman's Sunday Mirror. Greenall also drew 'Billy and Brenda Brown of London Town' for magazine Everyday Novels and Comics in 1940. He retired from the Daily Mirror in 1975. A modern version of 'Eustace' was drawn by Peter Maddocks.

Eustace by Jack Greenall
Eustace (1952)

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