An earlier version of some of the chapters was published in The Catholic Pictorial and stirred up a lot of interest and discussion. In another instance students from all over the world attending the Mill Hill Missionary College claimed their dramatic and analytical use of the texts and drawings greatly expanded their understanding and spirituality. They also found the whole exercise great fun.
In 1997, Maggie worked with William Morris on a calendar for the Centre for Marian Studies. Out of that collaboration came the idea of William
helping with the cartoon project. Fr John’s death in 2002 left Maggie and William to work on the project alone. They gathered together a small group of friends, including John’s sister Kathy, to form John Medcalf Publications.
THE CARTOON TEAM
Fr John Lewis Medcalf (1935-2002): diocesan priest of Arundel and Brighton who worked for most of his priestly life in Peru, Nicaragua and EI Salvador.
That’s My Boy pub. Wm Collins 1984
Letters from Nicaragua pub. CIIR 1988/2002.
Founder of the Rural Libraries Project in Peru, Chair of Peru Support Group; writer and journalist.
Maggie Organ: Fine Arts degree Brighton Polytechnic, MA Chelsea School of Art, MA in Art Psychotherapy The University of Hertfordshire. Worked part-time as an Art Psychotherapist in the NHS. Currently works as a free lance artist. Art work includes commissions from Pax Christi, The Redhill Cross, St Joseph's Church, Redhill, a Marian Calendar for the Centre for Marian Studies, and The Mystic Rose Labyrinth for St George's Chapel, St Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham-by-Sea.
William Morris: lived for years in community, and worked in print co-operatives in Yorkshire and London. Annual publications include the
multi-faith Moonwise Calendar and Diary. Member of a small co-op that distributes these and books about communal living. Is currently secretary of Worthing Green Party and chair of Worthing Cycle Forum.