During some dark days in my life (in 1991), I wrote a comic-book story about another Rugby League Legend, Wally Lewis. In 1992, Joanne Applegate, then a new Member of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Black and White Artists' Club, agreed to illustrated the story. The comic was published (in a Limited Edition of 500 Copies) by Comicoz in 1993.
In preparing the story, I was pondering how to illustrate what I then considered the Greatest Queensland State of Origin Team, the Unbeaten 1989 side. The 'problem' was solved when the autographs of all the players was obtained with the help of one Arthur Beetson! I have included a copy of the comic on the left, and the page with all the players' autographs (below)..... Artwork Copyright Joanne Applegate 1992.