Jan Green is an American female newspaper comics artist, best known for her syndicated gag series 'Hey Swingy!' (1964-1970), also known as 'Julie'. She was also a cartoonist for Teen Magazine. Much of her life and career remain mysterious. 

Hey Swingy
Not much is known about the female cartoonist Jan Green, who drew the syndicated comic strip 'Hey, Swingy!' for General Features between 1964 and 1970. Green launched 'Hey Swingy!', her strip about the "zany and laughable antics of a typical teenage girl" on 26 October 1964. The comic strip was syndicated by General Features until 1970. That year the U.S. feature secretly went into reruns. When readers started to complain the syndicate stated that Green was "ill". 'Hey Swingy' disappeared from circulation shortly afterwards. In 1970-1971 the comic strip also ran in French under the title 'Julie' in the Québecian newspaper La Presse. 

Animation career?
Jan Green is presumably the same person who did storyboard art and story direction for animated cartoon series from the 1960s throughout the 1990s. Green's credits include Disney TV series like 'Quack Pack', 'Aladdin', 'Bonkers', 'Goof Troop', 'Darkwing Duck', 'The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' and 'DuckTales', as well as Hanna-Barbera's 'Paw Paws', 'The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries', 'Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo', 'The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show', 'The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show', 'The Biskitts', 'Jeannie', 'The Kwicky Koala Show', 'Challenge of the Superfriends' and 'The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan', DePatie Freleng's 'Return to the Planet of the Apes', 'Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends' and 'What's New, Mr. Magoo?' and shows like 'Fantastic Voyage' (Filmation), 'Alvin & the Chipmunks' (Ruby-Spears Productions) and 'G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra' (Sunbow Productions).

Julie by Jan Green
French-language edition from La Presse (1970). 

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