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Jack Johnson

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Jack Johnson: Heavyweight Champion of the World!

bravest & boldest man in sport.
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RogueDerek's avatar
I mainly know about Jack Johnson cause I saw the early 70s movie The Great White Hope (starring a young James Earl Jones as Jack) when I was a kid.

Great picture. Manages to evoke both modern poster art and early 20th century art nouveau posters.
Junior1's avatar
Are there any childrens books out about Jack Johnson ? I have always wanted to illustrate something about him.
moiramurphy's avatar
I doubt it, as far as I know there is only one biography written about the man. But I agree, it would be great to have his story told in a simple childrens book.
Junior1's avatar
You've inspired me. I'm slowly putting some things together. Guys like jack johnson, Paul Robeson and Canada Lee need to be remembered. Not to mention Lena Horne and others. I'll be posting more in the coming weeks.
sys68esc's avatar
Wow!Really nice stuffs!
Big up! :handshake:
sonicgogirl's avatar
wow. 2 famous people named "Jack Johnson"?
moiramurphy's avatar
he was the original, though.
sonicgogirl's avatar
whut do you mean?
moiramurphy's avatar
he was first, if you get me (i.e older than the other Jack Johnson)
sonicgogirl's avatar
oh! okayz! i gets it! it's wierd though, how there were two......... well....... i guess they weren't the most famous..... but they're both famous! But Jack Johnson's mah fave singer! And obviously NO! Not this one! ;)
Ironblood1's avatar
When he knocked out jim jefferies in the 15th round that was all that would be needed to prove that he was one of the best.
Cosmic-Rocket-Man's avatar
what a great composition :)
Ger1co's avatar
Excellent. Big respect for giant Jack.
moiramurphy's avatar
Yeah, Jack roolz!
karracaz's avatar
I like the way you've integrated all the elements here. Eye-catching.
moiramurphy's avatar
Thanks! I feel a bit guilty, as this is a non-Trek post. But I need to balance it out a little bit, I think ;)
karracaz's avatar
A change is as good as a rest. You're right about the balance. Keeps you fresh and inspired if you wander from the path now and again.
moiramurphy's avatar
Wow, yeah, exactly! Sounds like you're speaking from experience XP
karracaz's avatar
I've been a fan a long time, especially of the Original Series. I put some of my earlier stuff in the 'scraps' folder. Goes back a ways! LOL!
debas3r's avatar
Very nice! :) I remember watching a documentary on this guy. I believe he died in a car crash?
moiramurphy's avatar
That's right, I'm surprised you recognise him! Unfortunately, he is largely forgotten these days. frankly, I'm amazed by him, I'm trying to remind people how great he was!
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