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600,000 covers uploaded!
Indexing milestone: La Novela Policiaca #2259 is our 600,000th uploaded cover on the site! Thanks to uploader Steve, and to all the uploaders who preceded him and continue to contribute.
GCD Comics Timeline
Read his autobiography at Ray Lago Art — http://www.raylagoart.com/rlprofbio.htm
Explore items in the GCD with work by Ray Lago — http://ow.ly/WD65301P7vv
Read about Julianna Ferriter at Memory Alpha — http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Julianna_Ferriter
Explore items in the GCD with work by Julianna Ferriter — http://ow.ly/eEcK301Pb91
Continue reading about Jack Adler at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Adler
Explore items in the GCD with work by Jack Adler — http://ow.ly/4YoI301PcRk
(The cover of Mystery in Space #55, November 1959, was drawn by Gil Kane and ink-washed by Jack Adler.)
He was a contributor to Neil Gaiman’s epic ‘The Sandman’, drawing most of ‘A Game of You’ and issues of ‘The Sandman Presents’. He has also contributed to the ‘Tom Strong’ series for America’s Best Comics. For Heavy Metal magazine, he cooperated among others with Bhob Stewart on ‘Zenobia’ and ‘Symbiosis’ in 1983.
Continue reading about Shawn McManus at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mcmanus_shawn.htm
Read about Shawn McManus at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_McManus
Explore items in the GCD with work by Shawn McManus — http://ow.ly/mkrW301MyCA
Read more about Steve Firchow at his website — http://www.stevefirchow.com/index.php?p=BIOGRAPHY
Explore items in the GCD with work by Steve Firchow — http://ow.ly/lcUc301Mx31
(The cover art for Behold 3-D, 1996, is entirely by Steve Firchow.)
The Van Elk brothers began an animation studio in Amsterdam in 1942. They created the kitten ‘Bim’, initially for an animation project, but eventually for a newspaper comic. The character later became a human boy because of a possible resemblance to Marten Toonder’s ‘Tom Poes’.
‘De Avonturen van Bim’ was initially written by John van Elk, who died in the Neuengamme concentration camp after having written only three stories. Piet van Elk continued ‘Bim’ with scriptwriter Eddie Bayer, and when the series stopped in 1951, 28 stories had been published in various newspapers.
Continue reading about Piet van Elk at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/elk_van.htm
(The image shown is from the Comiclopedia page for van Elk.)
He was inspired by several masters of the medium, like E.C. Segar, Cliff Sterrett, Bud Fisher, Billy DeBeck and George Herriman. Herriman leaps to mind when viewing London’s ‘Dirty Duck’ pages of the early 1970s, but only for style, not for content.
Besides ‘Dirty Duck’, he also contributed to ‘Air Pirates’ # 1 and 2, ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’, ‘Left Field Funnies’, ‘Manhunt’ # 1, ‘San Francisco Comic Book’ # 4 and his autobiographic comic ‘Merton of the Movement’.
Continue reading about Bobby London at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/london_bobby.htm
Read about Bobby London at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_London
Explore items in the GCD with work by Bobby London — http://ow.ly/ui2W301K8eL
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