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GCD Comics Timeline

Doug Wildey (2 May 1922 – 5 October 1994, USA) was born on May 2, 1922 in Yonkers, New York. He taught himself to draw. In 1949 he had his first professional publication, ‘Buffalo Bill’, and in the following ten years he freelanced for a variety of comic book publishers. From 1954 until 1957, he made ‘The Outlaw Kid’, which became a popular feature.

After that series, he drew ‘The Saint’ newspaper strip until 1962. Wildey then started producing several animated series for television: ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘Jana of the Jungle’, and ‘Godzilla’, among others. His most famous cartoon was the adventure series ‘Jonny Quest’. In the 1970s he returned to comic books, where he worked on the strips ‘Eddie Race’, ‘Jonah Hex’, ‘Sgt. Rock’ and his own western, ‘Rio’.

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

Read about Doug Wildey at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Wildey

Explore items in the GCD with work by Doug Wildey — http://ow.ly/4njdyV

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A preacher’s son raised in Alabama, Howard Cruse (born 2 May 1944) saw the comix scene as “an opportunity to experiment freely while exploring myself without inhibiting editorial constraints.” Exploration led him through work in underground comix like ‘Dope Comix’, ‘Bizarre Sex’ and ‘Gay Comix’, of which he was the founder in 1980. From 1971 to 1979, Howard came up with ‘Barefootz’, a humorous comic with a clean animated line and a crisp, uncluttered background. The strip ran in several magazines, and in a couple of anthologies by Denis Kitchen.

Moving to New York in 1979, Cruse pursued a successful commercial and cartoon art career that included his award-winning gay and lesbian strip, ‘Wendell’. His work was interrupted for four years while he created his masterpiece, ‘Stuck Rubber Baby’ (Paradox Press, 1995). This 210-page graphic novel takes place in the South during the civil rights movement in the 1960s and sensitively depicts a saga of coming to terms with sexual identity, racial prejudice and political conflict.

Continue reading about Howard Cruse at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cruse.htm

Read about Howard Cruse at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Cruse

Explore items in the GCD with work by Howard Cruse — http://ow.ly/4njcPN

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Liam Sharp was born (2 May 1968) in Derby, United Kingdom. At age 12, upon the advice of the Gifted Children Society, an Art Scholarship was created for him at St. Andrews Prep. School, Eastbourne. At age 17, Sharp was introduced to the legendary Don Lawrence. This led to a one year apprenticeship which in turn opened the doors for him at the 2000AD offices in London. Over the next few years, he drew several ‘Judge Dredd’ stories, the origin of ‘Finn’ for Pat Mills, and eventually ‘ABC Warriors’.

His next work was for Marvel UK, where he created the very successful ‘Death’s Head II’, which also earned him fame in the USA. He eventually went to work for the US market, illustrating among others ‘X-Men’, ‘The Hulk’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Venom’, ‘The Manthing’ for Marvel Comics, ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ titles for DC Comics, Frazetta’s ‘Death Dealer’ and ‘Jaguar God’ for Verotik, ‘Spawn: the Dark Ages’ for Todd McFarlane, ‘Realm of the Claw’ for Stan Winston and Image. Sharp also worked fro Hasbro to produce designs for the movie ‘Small Soldiers’ and the animated series ‘Batman: Beyond’. He also did concept designs for the movie ‘Lost in Space’, with Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger.

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

Read about Liam Sharp at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liam_Sharp

Explore items in the GCD with work by Liam Sharp — http://ow.ly/4nj8Go

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Alain Dodier (born 2 May 1955, France) saw his first comics pages published in the fanzine Falatoff in 1973, and in the Carte Blanche section of Spirou in 1975 and 1976. He made his professional debut in the environmentalist magazine Pistil in 1977 with the detective series series ‘Janotus, Agent Spécial’ and the animal gag series ‘Marty et Titine’. By 1980, he began a fruitful collaboration with scenarist and neighbour Pierre Makyo.

Their first creation was ‘Gully’, the only melancholic boy in the joyful kingdoms of Yridor and Onriflor. The series started in Mercredi and was continued .to start the humorous historical series about the melancholic ‘Gully’ in Mercredi in 1980 and was continued in Spirou between 1983 and 1989.

Continue reading about Alain Dodier at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dodier_alain.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Alain Dodier — http://ow.ly/4nj85f

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Marten Toonder (2 May 1912 – 27 July 2005, The Netherlands) may well go down in history as the most important Dutch author of comics. Undoubtedly, there is no comic artist who has put his mark on the Dutch comics scene like Toonder. His creations have been published in dailies and periodicals all over the world. His most famous series was ‘Tom Poes en Heer Bommel’ (‘Tom Puss and Mr. Bumble’), which ran virtually non-stop for nearly 45 years. Toonder has received a great many awards and honorary distinctions for both his illustrating skills and the quality of his literary output.

When he was 19 years of age, his father, a captain in the Dutch merchant navy, offered him passage aboard his ship which called at various South American ports. In Buenos Aires, Toonder got acquainted with Jim Davis, an animator who worked with the well-known Argentine artist Dante Quinterno. Quinterno’s creations impressed him to such a degree that he decided to become an artist himself.

Continue reading about Marten Toonder at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/toonder.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Marten Toonder — http://ow.ly/4nj7DF

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Nanase Ohkawa (born 2 May 1967, Japan) is a member of the all-female manga-creating team CLAMP. She is the director of the team and is primarily responsible for writing the stories and scripts for CLAMP’s various works.

As part of CLAMP’s 15th Anniversary, each of the four members changed their names reportedly because they wanted to try out the new monikers. Ohkawa changed her name to Ageha Ohkawa in 2004. Ohkawa still used her previous name for some of the scripts she wrote for animated series. Ohkawa announced in her blog that from 1 March 2008, she should be addressed as Nanase Ohkawa again.

From Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanase_Ohkawa

Explore items in the GCD with work by Nanase Ohkawa — http://ow.ly/4njc6W

(The cover of CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #1, May 2000, is by Satsuka Igarashi of CLAMP.)

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Win Mortimer (1 May 1919 – 11 January 1998, Canada) was a comic book and comic strip artist best known as one of the major illustrators of the DC Comics superhero Superman. He additionally drew for Marvel Comics, Gold Key Comics, and other publishers. He was a 2006 inductee into Canadian comics’ creators Joe Shuster Hall of Fame.

Continue reading about Win Mortimer at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_Mortimer

Read about Win Mortimer at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mortimer_win.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Win Mortimer — http://ow.ly/4nhvQ3

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Tim Sale (born 1 May 1956, USA) made his debut in ‘Thieves’ World’ in 1985, but had his professional breakthrough as the inker of ‘Myth Adventures’ at Warp Graphics. He has drawn for such titles as DC’s ‘Challengers of the Unknown’, Wildstorm’s ‘Deathblow’ and Matt Wagner’s ‘Grendel’ at Comico. He began a steady collaboration with writer Jeph Loeb, starting with three ‘Legends of the Dark Knight’ Halloween Specials (‘Choices’, ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Madness’). They went on to do such mini-series as ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ (1996-1997), ‘Superman: For All Seasons’ (1998), ‘Batman: Dark Victory’ (1999-2000), ‘Daredevil: Yellow’ (2001), ‘Spider-Man: Blue’ (2002) and ‘Hulk: Gray’ (2003). He also had a run on ‘Superman Confidential’ with writer Darwyn Cooke.

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

Read about Tim Sale at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Sale_%28artist%29

Explore items in the GCD with work by Tim Sale — http://ow.ly/4nhuPO

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Alex Niño (born 1 May 1940, The Philippines) dreamed of being a comic artist since he was a small boy. He began his career assisting his father, who was a photographer. He was a medical student at the University of Manilla, but eventually chose an artistic profession. In 1965, after learning the finer points of the comics profession from Jess Jodloman, he started a collaboration with Clodualdo del Mundo and created ‘Kilabot Ng Persia’ (‘The Terror of Persia’) for Pilipino Komiks. Later, he teamed up with Marcelo B. Isidro to create ‘Dinoceras’ for Redondo Komiks.

Continue reading about Alex Niño at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nino_a.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Alex Niño — http://ow.ly/4nht7J

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Federico Pedrocchi (1 May 1907 – 20 January 1945) was born in Argentina as the son of Italian parents. His family returned to Italy in 1912. After his father’s death, Pedrocchi cancelled his studies and started a graphics and advertising atelier in Milan. He collaborated as an artist and scenarist on Il Corriere dei Piccoli, Jumbo and Il Domenica del Corriere. For the magazine I Tre Porcellini, he scripted ‘I Due Tamburini’ for Kurt Caesar (1935) and ‘Saturno contro la Terra’ for Giovanni Scolari (1936). He cooperated on the launch of the Italian Disney magazine Paperino in 1937. For this magazine, he wrote and drew the first Italian ‘Donald Duck’ episodes, ‘Paperino e il Mistero di Marte’ and ‘Paperino Inviato Speciale’. He then focused on the scenario writing, leaving the artwork to Enrico Mauro Pinochi.

Continue reading about Federico Pedrocchi at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pedrocchi_federico.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Federico Pedrocchi — http://ow.ly/4nhrhm

(The excerpt shown is from “Paperino e il Mistero di Marte”, from the Lambiek Comiclopedia page.)

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Das Grand Comics Database Team
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Statistiken zu deutschen Comics
9,461 Serien
101,424 Comics
609 Variantausgaben
9,452 Comics erfasst
54,464 Titelbilder
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96,169 Serien
1,271,351 Comics
54,981 Variantausgaben
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