General Jackson

Artist and historian Jack Jackson remembered by those who knew him well

He was better known around the Austin counterculture as Jaxon, the man who drew the first underground comic. Comix, they were called in the Sixties and Seventies, the irreverent twisting of the classic art form to reflect the changing values of the generations. And few had the vision Jack Jackson did. Jack Jackson was born May 15, 1941, in Pandora, Texas, east of San Antonio. His sense of Texas history was keen even as a young boy, for he'd follow behind his father's plow and dig arrowheads out of the dirt. His artistic abilities evidenced themselves early but were not encouraged. Instead, he sought a degree in accounting to support his pen-and-ink habit.