|my Mum at home in Perth c1960's|
"So I believe that resilience is natural and requires nurture to keep it alive and strong. We owe it to ourselves to give it oxygen."
Today is my father's birthday, he would have been 87 years old but died in 1986, 30 years ago, in the October, in London.
Blog post 1May15: 'remembering my father Willie Patterson: author of sci-fi strip Jeff Hawke; one in a million; 1986 dedication Titan Books'.
|my Dad at home in Perth c1963|
|Granny & Grandpa Patterson 1964|
I have to thank my parents and grandparents for passing on the resilience genes/characteristics, the ability to bounce back after adversity, the stubbornness of character, the determination to stand fast and to not back down from a fight. They fostered those traits and allowed me to develop into an independent thinker, to take my time in growing up, to remain a child for as long as possible. Providing a safe haven and secure base from which to fly the nest. I was fortunate.
|June 1986 Titan Books (my copy)|
|April 1987 Titan Books (my copy)|
Jeff Hawke: Overlord; Amazon UK
Jeff Hawke: Ambassadors; Amazon UK
"Widely considered as one of the most important sci-fi comic strips ever published, "Jeff Hawke" is a benchmark in intelligent, adult-oriented storytelling!Jeff Hawke's not your average space-hero; focused on reasoning, diplomacy and moral virtues instead of brute force, he is frequently forced to be the ambassador - rather than the saviour - of mankind! His universe is populated with alien species that meet humankind by accident or for commerce, but hardly ever for invasion.Patterson's subtle wit makes the strip's plots and characters as fascinating as they are amusing, and Jordan's highly expressive style fully captures the strangeness of the weird and wonderful aliens of Jeff's universe!"