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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.


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Baru (born Hervé Barulea, 29 July 1947, France) was a gym teacher before turning to his early love: comics. Lambiek calls his album debut, “Quéquette Blues”, “A moving semi-autobiographical tale of everyday life of French working class youth, [which] represented all Baru’s later work in a nutshell.”

Baru continues to create popular, compelling stories such as “L’Autoroute du Soleil”, “Bonne Année”, and the series “Les Années Spoutnik”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baru.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/FuX3302IATW

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Jim Davis (born 28 July 1945, USA) is best known as the creator of the comic strips “Garfield” and “U.S. Acres” (also called “Orson’s Farm”), the former of which has been published since 1978 and has since become the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip. His other comics work includes “Tumbleweeds”, “Gnorm Gnat”, and a strip about Mr. Potato Head.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/davis_jim.htm

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Davis_(cartoonist)

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AOvg302GcGZ

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Dick Sprang (28 July 1915 – 10 May 2000, USA) was a comic book artist who is best known for his work on the superhero Batman during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books.

Sprang was responsible for the 1948 redesign of the Batmobile and the original design of the Riddler, who has appeared in film, television and other media adaptations. Sprang’s Batman was notable for his square chin, expressive face, and barrel chest.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sprang_dick.htm

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Sprang

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/3qVm302GbVI

(“Batman” #19, with a full cover by Dick Sprang, is dated October-November 1943.)

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Jon J Muth (born 28 July 1960, USA) is a comic book artist and children’s book illustrator, known for his painted artwork. His works include J. M. DeMatteis’ graphic novel “Moonshadow”, Grant Morrison’s “The Mystery Play”, Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman: The Wake” with Michael Zulli and Charles Vess, Mike Carey’s “Lucifer: Nirvana” and his own story “Swamp Thing: Roots”, set in the 1940s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/muth_jon.htm

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_J_Muth

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/WMXc302GcnI

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Jean Roba (28 July 1930 – 14 June 2006, Belgium) was an artist who is identified with the Marcinelle School, so-called for the town where the magazine “Spirou” had its offices after World War II. These dozen or so artists defined a ‘house style’ for the magazine that lasted many years.

Roba was twice given awards at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, and was made a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by France in 1992. His best-known work is “Boule et Bill”.

In Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/roba.htm

In Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Roba

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/GXhS302Gb8y

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Ernie Chan (27 July 1940 – 16 May 2012, USA), sometimes credited as Ernie Chua, was a Filipino-American comic book artist, known for work published by Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including many Marvel issues of series featuring Conan the Barbarian.

Chan also had a long tenure on Batman and Detective Comics. Other than his work on Batman, Chan primarily focused on non-superhero characters, staying mostly in the genres of horror, war, and swords-and-sorcery.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/chan_ernie.htm

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Chan

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/ekQV302DSHJ

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R.I.P. Jack Davis

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R.I.P. Richard Thompson

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Mary Bierbaum (born 27 July 1955, USA) and her husband, Tom, are a team of comics writers. Their work has primarily been for DC Comics and primarily about the Legion of Super-Heroes, but they have also written other stories and for other publishers, such as Deluxe, Image, and Topps.

The Bierbaums are known for having honed their writing skills in Legion fandom.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_and_Mary_Bierbaum

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/IpLf302DRxO

(The cover of “Secret Origins” #42, July 1989, was penciled by Dick Giordano and inked by Karl Kesel.)

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