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Genius

John's series Genius featuring the adventures of Anode Enzyme, Genius (IQ 12, 794) and his patron Lord Doberman, the richest man in the world, ran weekly in The Observer magazine from 1978 until 1983 over 228 episodes, and won him the Glen Grant Strip Cartoon award in 1981.

In 1984 BBC Scotland Television made an arts feature documentary about John's work directed by Ken MacGregor, in which John appears. The documentary titled: John Glashan : Genius, was filmed in Scotland and John's characters were brought to life by actors Neil Connery who played Lord Doberman and John Buick as Anode Enzyme, Genius.

Genius cartoons © John Glashan

Genius cartoon 1978 © John Glashan

Above: Anode Enzyme, Genius, at Mollusc Hall

Genius cartoon 1978 © John Glashan

Above: Lord Doberman, the richest man in the world, and Anode Enzyme, Genius, find themselves on a piece of waste land ...

Genius cartoon 1979 © John Glashan

Above: It's my birthday today... You look marvellous for a man of 70 ... I'm 33...

Genius cartoon 1978 © John Glashan

Above: I have discovered the meaning of the universe ...

Genius cartoon © John Glashan

Above: In a bathroom at Mollusc Hall ...

Genius cartoon 1978 © John Glashan

Above: Anode Enzyme, Genius, has been invited to the Larvae club by Lord Doberman...

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