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GCD Comics Timeline

Alex Toth (25 June 1928 – 27 May 2006, USA) was one of the most influential artists in American comics. While still at school, he began his career at the age of 15, working in the comic book field through Steve Douglas’ Famous Funnies shop, illustrating true stories for Heroic magazine.

After graduating from the High School of Industrial Art, Shelly Mayer hired him to work at National/DC Comics and he worked there from 1947 to 1952. He worked on superhero stories starring among others ‘The Flash’, ‘Dr. Mid-Nite’, ‘The Atom’ and ‘Green Lantern’.

Continue reading about Alex Toth at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/toth_a.htm

Read about Alex Toth at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Toth

Explore items in the GCD with work by Alex Toth — http://ow.ly/pAfv301CF4b

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Peyo, pseudonym of Pierre Culliford (25 June 1928 – 24 December 1992, Belgium), is known all over the world as the creator of the ‘Smurfs’, or ‘Les Schtroumpfs’ as they are called in French.

The origins of these funny blue dwarves lie in Peyo’s medieval ‘Johan et Pirlouit’ series, that appeared in Spirou magazine during its glory days in the 1950s.

The huge popularity of the Smurfs resulted in an animated feature film (1975), a 3D feature film (2011), an extensive merchandise line, a Hanna-Barbera TV series, and a Smurf theme park in Metz, France (called Big Bang Schtroumpf from 1989-91, and Walibi Schtroumpf from 1991-2002, bought by Six Flags in 1998).

Continue reading about Peyo at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/peyo.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Peyo — http://ow.ly/rExv301CEmZ

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Denis Rodier (born 24 June 1963, Canada) is an illustrator, animator and comic artist from Québec. Besides local comics, he has worked extensively for American publishers, as well as the European market.

Born in Nominingue, he studied Plastic Arts at Sainte-Thérèse College and Graphic Design at Montreal’s Ahuntsic College. It was during this period that he made his first comic stories for Pop Rock magazine.

In 1988, he started working as an inker for DC Comics. After some fill-in issues, he became the regular inker of Val Semeiks on ‘The Demon’. Between 1991 and 1997 he was the inker of ‘Superman’ stories for Action Comics and some other related titles, such as ‘The Adventures of Superman’.

He additionally inked issues of ‘The Badger’ for First Comics and he was one of the pencillers of the comic book adaptation of the Steven Spielberg film ‘Hook’ for Marvel Comics in 1991.

Continue reading about Denis Rodier at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rodier_denis.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Denis Rodier — http://ow.ly/vnbb301AsHA

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When he was only 10 years old, Jesse Santos (24 June 1928 – 27 April 2013, The Philippines) painted a mural that was placed in front of the town church. He began drawing professionaly at age 15. He did portraits of the American GI’s and Japanese soldiers that occupied his hometown. He was working as a sidewalk portrait artist, when he was noted by cartoonist Tony Velasquez.

Santos began his comics career in 1946 with the ‘Kidlat’ feature in Halaklak, the first Filipino comic book. Santos then joined Pilipino Komiks to create the detective strip ‘DI 13’ together with Damy Velasquez. The series became the country’s most famous detective comic, and also knew several spin-offs, such as ‘DI Jr, and even a movie adaptation.

Santos was the chief artist for Paraluman magazine, staff artist for Gold Star Publishing, Ace Publications, Graphic Arts Inc. and G. Miranda & Sons Publishing Co. He cooperated with Mars Ravelo, Pablo Gomez, Greg Igna De Dios, Mauro Cabuhat and Larry Tuazon on such comic book serials as ‘Inspirasiyon’, ‘Boksingerea’, ‘Dambanang Putik’, ‘ROTC’, ‘Paula’, ‘Tomador’ and ‘Dar Aguila’.

Santos moved to the United States in 1969, where he began an association with Western Publications in 1970. He did the book illustrations for ‘Davy Crockett’, and illustrated Gold Key titles like ‘Brothers of the Spear’, ‘Dagar’, ‘Dr. Spektor’ and ‘Tragg’. He also worked for ‘Mystery Digest’ and ‘Red Circle Comics’. He was also active as a painter.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/santos_jesse.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Jesse Santos — http://ow.ly/cbIp301AssB

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Mike Wieringo (24 June 1963 – 12 August 2007, USA) worked for every major publisher including Marvel, DC and Image Comics since the 1990s. His first major work was on ‘The Flash’ for DC Comics with writer Mark Waid. Mike established a look and feel for that title that has influenced other artists on that title for years.

Wieringo worked on most of the major characters in the comics industry including ‘Rogue’, ‘Robin’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Superman’, ‘X-Men’ and many others. He also was co-creator of the popular ‘Tellos’ comic series with writer Todd Dezago. He reunited with writer Mark Waid to re-invigorate the ‘Fantastic Four’ for Marvel Comics, and cooperated with Peter David on the title ‘Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’.

Mike also did animation design, licensing illustration and package art for many companies. Mike Wieringo died of a heart attack at his home in Durham, North Carolina, at the age of 44.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wieringo_mike.htm

Read about Mike Wieringo at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Wieringo

Explore items in the GCD with work by Mike Wieringo — http://ow.ly/8dcM301ArtX

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Alan Zelenetz (born 24 June 1948, USA) is a film producer and comic-book writer best known for co-creating the series Alien Legion for the Marvel Comics imprint Epic Comics and a founder of Ovie Entertainment.

Zelenetz also wrote several issues of Marvel’s Moon Knight series, several issues of Thor and a run of Conan the King (issues #16–28). He was the main author and researcher for The Official Handbook of the Conan Universe, a guide to the Hyborian Age, the fictional setting of the Conan the Cimmerian stories.

Continue reading about Alan Zelenetz at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Zelenetz

Explore items in the GCD with work by Alan Zelenetz — http://ow.ly/8J63301AnGL
(The cover of Alien Legion 1, April 1984, was by Frank Cirocco.)

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Yvan Delporte (24 June 1928 – 5 March 2007, Belgium) is one of the most influential members of the Walloon “School of Marcinelle”. He was the editor-in-chief of Spirou during the heyday of this comic weekly (1955-1968). He also produced an immense amount of stories for several artists during this period, like ‘Saki’ for René Hausman, ‘Alain Cardan’ for Gérald Forton, ‘La Ribambelle’ by Jean Roba and ‘Starter’ by Jidéhem.

Most memorable was his collaboration with Peyo, which gave the world the tribe of famous blue good-natured dwarfs, ‘Les Schtroumpfs’ (‘The Smurfs’), and the introduction of ‘Gaston’, at first in the editorial sections and later in the gag strip by André Franquin.

Continue reading about Yvan Delporte at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/delporte.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Yvan Delporte — http://ow.ly/VZ5b301AqYD

(The cover of Les Schtroumpfs #1, November 1963, was by Pierre Culliford [as Peyo].)

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After his studies in cinematography, Rodolfo Torti (born 24 June 1947, Italy) started a career in painting (under the pseudonym Guglielmi) and advertising. He made his first comics in the early 1970s for Croce di Guerra and Nuovo Flash. He began a collaboration with the publishing house Lancio in 1974. At this publishing house, he created numerous stories for the magazines Lanciostory and Skorpio.

Among his early comics are ‘La Nuova Fronteria’ with scripts by the Argentine writer Gabriel Barnes, and the comical series ‘Yeti’ scripted by Marco Di Tillo. In 1978, he started contributing to Il Giornalino, a magazine for which he created the series ‘Jackson Ranch’, ‘Firemen’ (written by Roberto Dal Prà) and ‘Rosco e Sonny’ (text by Claudio Nizzi).

Continue reading about Rodolfo Torti at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/torti.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Rodolfo Torti — http://ow.ly/sM5T301AoUm

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ChrisCross (Christopher Williams, born 23 June 1980, USA) is a comic book illustrator known mostly for his stints pencilling Milestone Comics’ Blood Syndicate and Heroes, Marvel Comics’ Captain Marvel and Slingers, and DC Comics’ Firestorm.

Continue reading about ChrisCross at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChrisCross

Explore items in the GCD with work by ChrisCross — http://ow.ly/LnDy301xZIq

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Joss Whedon (born 23 June 1964, USA) is a screenwriter, film and television director, film and television producer, comic book author, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002), Dollhouse (2009–10) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–present).

Whedon co-wrote Toy Story (1995), wrote and directed Serenity (2005), co-wrote and directed Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008), co-wrote and produced The Cabin in the Woods (2012), and wrote and directed The Avengers (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

Continue reading about Joss Whedon at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon

Explore items in the GCD with work by Josh Whedon — http://ow.ly/gftt301xYXv

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Wer schon Daten in einer Datenbank oder einer Textdatei hat kann diese unter Umständen in die Datenbank importieren. Zu jedem Comic kann man mit Hilfe einer Textdatei bestehende Informationen hochladen. Genauere Informationen zum Format einer solchen Datei gibt es hier.
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Das Grand Comics Database Team
Comics Calendar
Zuletzt geänderte deutsche Comics
Statistiken zu deutschen Comics
11,152 Serien
107,280 Comics
619 Variantausgaben
9,834 Comics erfasst
54,750 Titelbilder
55,030 Geschichten
9,430 Verlagsgruppen
6,200 Verlagslogo
5,002 Verlage
98,793 Serien
1,293,115 Comics
57,335 Variantausgaben
252,842 Comics erfasst
599,717 Titelbilder
1,723,449 Geschichten