Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Cartoonist, Illustrator and Journalist
Jean Cullen was an illustrator and humourous artist who worked for Smith's Weekly in the period 1941-1950. She also created the teenage cartoon character 'Pam' for the Brisbane Courier Mail , a character that Marie Horseman continued to develop after Cullen took her own life in 1950.
In 1945, Cullen published an adult illustrated book that was quickly banned called Hold that Halo,or, How to lose it in ten easy lessons. The comic narrated the trials and tribulations of a young woman during the second word war and was a stark commentary on the sexual double-standard as it applied to women.