Jack Edward Jackson, who went by the pen name of Jaxon, first began his career at the University of Texas at Austin where he joined the Texas Ranger Humor Magazine. He wrote “God Nose,” considered by many to be the first underground comic, He spent time in San Francisco with friends in the 1960s, and helped start several other graphic novels later referred to as Comix. He came back to Texas and wrote and illustrated works about Native Americans which led him to his interest in borderlands history. His signature work was Los Mestenos, Spanish Ranching in Texas, 1721-1821, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 1986, skillfully researched and lavishly illustrated. He was a genius in both crafts in our estimation. He later took an interest in cartography and published several works in this category. Sadly, Jack took his own life June 8, 2006, a great loss to his family and friends, and to the borderlands history community.