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 her strip about the "zany and laughable antics of a typical teen-age girl" on 26 October 1964. The strip also found its way to Québec, where is appeared under the title 'Julie' in La Presse in 1970-1971. By 1970, the US feature secretly went into reruns, and when readers started to complain, the syndicate stated that the author was ill. The strip disappeared from circulation shortly afterwards.

Jan Green has also worked as a cartoonist for Teen magazine, and is presumably also the Jan Green 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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