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Manage your comics at my.comics.org

Our subsite my.comics.org introduces a comic collection functionality to our website and is of course based on our extensive database of international comics. Please note that my.comics.org is still in development and there are known useful features that are still to be implemented. Discussion about additional features and bug reports takes place on the gcd-main mailing list, feel free to chime in there, contact us by e-mail or even actively help us in the further development.

We added two new functionalities to my.comics.org recently:

  • import of collections by uploading a file, details described in the help at my.comics.org
  • overview of the collection status per series
And more to come, next on the list is a subscription functionality...



GCD Comics Timeline


Robert Velter (9 February 1909 - 27 April 1991, France), who went by the pen names Rob-Vel and Bozz, is best known as the creator of the famous bellboy 'Spirou' for the magazine of the same name. Ironically, the Parisian Velter began his career working in a hotel himself, at the Ritz Charlton in London at age 16. He subsequently was a waiter and steward on ships like the Majestic and the Île-de-France. Since he had lived in London with his father since the age of 10, he also served as a translator on board of the ship. It was during these transatlantic trips that he made caricatures of the passengers and adorned menu cards and announcement posters with drawings that were crowded with bellboys.

Read more about Rob-Vel at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rob_vel.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Rob-Vel — http://ow.ly/Y6qNy

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Richard Bruning (born 7 February 1953, USA) is a graphic designer and comics creator and former Senior Vice-President–Creative Director of DC Comics.

Read more about Richard Bruning at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bruning

Explore items in the GCD with work by Richard Bruning — http://ow.ly/Y0BRS

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Immediately following his high school studies in 1956, Fernando Fernández (7 February 1940 - 9 August 2010, Spain) started drawing for French and British publishers through the Selecciones Ilustradas agency. In 1958, he followed his parents to Argentina, where he cooperated on magazines like El Gorrión, Tótem and Puño Fuerte. Meanwhile, he drew romance stories for the British magazines Valentina, Roxy and Marilyn through Toutain's agency. He returned to Spain in 1959, and produced a large amount of war stories for Fleetway in London.

Read more about Fernando Fernandez at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fernandez_fernando.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Fernando Fernandez — http://ow.ly/Y0D1T

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Jean-Paul Arends (born 7 February 1977, The Netherlands) is the creator of the popular comic strip 'Scribbly', which was published daily in the Metro newspaper between 1999 and 2010. Arends was born in The Hague and studied advertising and presentation techniques in Boxtel. Arends developed 'Scribbly' in 1994 and by 1996 he started making daily episodes, that he hang on the bulletin board of his school. Inspired by comic characters like Bill Watterson's 'Calvin & Hobbes' and Luc Cromheecke's 'Taco Zip', Scribbly and his friends have bizarre adventures set against the background of a mental institution.

Read more about Jean-Paul Arends at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/arends_jp.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Jean-Paul Arends — http://ow.ly/Y0CtZ

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Alan Grant (born 1949) is a Scottish comic book writer known for writing Judge Dredd in 2000 AD as well as various Batman titles during the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. He is also the creator of the characters Anarky and the Ventriloquist.

Read more about Alan Grant at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Grant_%28writer%29

Explore items in the GCD with work by Alan Grant — http://ow.ly/Y0DD1

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Rich Buckler (born 6 February 1949, USA) has been working in the comics field since the early 1970s. He has drawn for a great many superhero titles published by both Marvel and DC in the 1970s and 1980s, often as a cover artist. At Marvel, he is best-known for his work on 'The Fantastic Four', but he has also drawn 'The Black Panther', 'Amazing Spider-Man', 'The Avengers', 'The Submariner', 'The Human Torch' and the 'Incredible Hulk' newspaper strip. He was also the creator of 'Deathlok the Demolisher' in Astonishing Tales in 1974.

Read more about Rich Buckler at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/buckler_rich.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Rich Buckler — http://ow.ly/Y0B1J

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Mark Bloodworth (born 5 February 1963, USA) is a comic book artist specialized in the horror genre. He began his career in the second half of the 1980s working for Arrow Comics on the urban crime comic book 'Nightstreets' and 'Deadworld'.

In 1991, he was contracted by Marvel Comics to contribute to 'Clive Barker's Hellraiser'. Throughout the rest of the decade and into the 2000s he illustrated many titles, including 'Cheerleaders From Hell', 'Jack The Ripper', 'Raven Chronicles', 'The Ripper Legacy' (from Caliber Comics) and the critically acclaimed 'Abel', written by William Harms (from AiT/Planet Lar).

Read more about Mark Bloodworth at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bloodworth_mark.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Mark Bloodworth — http://ow.ly/XXXlH

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Val Semeiks (born 5 February 1955, USA) began his artistic career as an art director with a regional ad agency, and started working in the comics field in 1986. His first professional work was drawing 'King Bull' back-up stories for Marvel's 'The Savage Sword of Conan'. He then took on the regular 'Conan the Barbarian' comic. By this time, he became a full-time comic artist.

After 'Conan', Semeiks had long runs on 'The Demon' and 'Lobo' at DC Comics, working with writer Alan Grant. He also did the cross-over graphic novel 'Lobo/Judge Dredd: Psycho-Bikers vs. The Mutants From Hell' for DC/2000AD in 1995.

Read more about Val Semeiks at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/semeiks_val.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Val Semeiks — http://ow.ly/XXXQI

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George Evans (5 February 1920 - 22 June 2001, USA) debuted in the illustration field, and attended the Scranton Art School afterwards. After spending three years in the US airforces, he began his career in comics at Fiction House until 1950. There, he worked on among others 'Lost World', 'Senorita Rio', 'Air Heroes' and 'Tigerman'. He was also present at Fawcett, where he worked on 'Captain Marvel', 'Captain Video', 'Bob Colt' and a comic adaptation of the film 'When Worlds Collide'. During this period, he also took courses at the Art Students League in New York.

When Fawcett folded, he was brought over to EC Comics by Al Williamson, where he was hired immediately in 1953. Thanks to his technical knowledge of airplanes and machinery, Evans quickly became Kurtzman's favorite on 'Two Fisted Tales' and 'Frontline Combat', yet Evans preferred the freedom of working with Feldstein on the EC horror and SF titles 'The Haunt of Fear' and 'Weird Science'.

Read more about George Evans at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/evans.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by George Evans — http://ow.ly/XXYea

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