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GCD Comics Timeline


Mark Pennington (born 29 September 1959, USA) graduated from the Joe Kubert School in 1985. He works primarily as an inker and has also done full art, often on covers.

He worked for Fleetway in the late 1980s on titles such as “Sláine the Berserker”. He has worked for DC Comcis, Marvel, Image, Now Comics, CrossGen, and others. He recently inked “Max Ride: First Flight” for Marvel.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pennington_mark.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/xPRT304FDF8

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Greg Irons (29 September 1947 – 14 November 1984, USA) was a poster artist, underground cartoonist, animator, and tattoo artist.

In 1967, Irons began doing posters for Bill Graham at the Fillmore Auditorium. He went to London to work on “Yellow Submarine” then returned to San Francisco and continued to work on music posters and album covers.

At the same time, he began to publish in underground comic books, which continued until his accidental death. His stories appeared in “Yellow Dog”, “Slow Death”, “Young Lust”, “Dope Comix”, and many other series.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Irons
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/i/irons_greg.htm (some explicit images)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/nzA2304FD4h (some explicit images)

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Russ Heath (born 29 September 1926, USA) is a comics artist and commercial illustrator whose career began in 1942. He worked at Timely (which would become Marvel) from the late 1940s, where he is known for his realistic art on western series such as “Kid Colt, Outlaw”.

In the 1950s, Heath continued to work at Marvel, also worked at EC Comics, and began a long association with DC Comics. He drew adventures series such as “Golden Gladiator” and war series such as “The Haunted Tank”.

Sometime in the 1960s, Heath drew two pieces of commercial art that became familiar bits of Americana after gracing the back covers of countless comic books through the early 1970s: advertisements for toy soldier sets, depicting Roman and Revolutionary War battle scenes.

Among the recognitions Heath has received are an Inkpot Award in 1997 and a Milton Caniff Award (from the National Cartoonists Society) in 2014. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russ_Heath
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/heath_russ.htm (some explicit images)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Zifk304FCPb

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Emmanuel Lepage (born 29 September 1966, France) began his career in the mid-1980s and published his first comic series in 1997, “Les Aventures de Kelvinn”. He created “La Terre Sans Mal” with scenarist Anne Sibran in 1999, and the story, rendered in watercolors, received multiple fan and professional awards.

In 2004, he wrote and drew “Muchacho” about the Nicaraguan revolution. In 2008, he drew and his wife Sophie Michel wrote “Oh les Filles”.+

“Muchacho” won a Prix Saint-Michel in 2004 in Brussels and was a runner-up for the Gaiman Award (for Foreign Comics) in 2012 in Japan. “La Terre Sans Mal” won a Religious Comics award at Angoulême in 2000.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lepage_emmanuel.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/uijP304FCnY

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Every year people try to take away readers’ power to decide what books are right for themselves or their children to read by bringing challenges to remove books from libraries. Comic books, graphic novels, and manga are frequently challenged and even banned.

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Greg Weisman (born 28 September 1963, USA) is a writer, editor, and producer for animated cartoons and comics books, and a novelist.

From 1987 to 1991, between college and graduate school, he co-wrote “Captain Atom” with Cary Bates while assisting Roy Thomas editing “Tales of the Teen Titans”, “All-Star Squadron”, and other series at DC Comics.

After finishing graduate school he went to work at Disney in animation. He helped create and wrote for “Gargoyles” in the 1990s, “The Spectacular Spider-Man” in the 2000s, and “Young Justice” in the 2010s.

He wrote two “Gargoyles” mini-series for Slave Labor Graphics in the 2000s. He followed his “Young Justice” TV writing into the 2011 reboot of the series at DC Comics, becoming the regular writer to the end of the series. He is currently writing Star Wars comics featuring Kanan and the new “Starbrand and Nightmask” series for Marvel.

Weisman has published two novels in the “Rain of the Ghosts” series, a concept he first developed for television in 1996.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Weisman
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AQ9p304Dl9E

(Mike Norton created the cover of “Young Justice” #0, March 2011.)

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Michael Eury (born 28 September 1957, USA) is an editor and writer of comic books themselves and of reference works about comic books and their history.

His first non-fiction, a review in “Amazing Heroes”, and his first fiction, a Peter Porker short in “Marvel Tales”, were published in 1986. In addition to Marvel, he has also written stories for DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Comico.

His editing career began in 1988 at Comico. He continued to edit “Elementals” for them even after he began editing at DC Comics the next year. He worked on the 1989 series of “Hawk and Dove” and “Legion of Super-Heroes”, among others — he worked on Legion books in particular through 1993. From 1994 through 1996, he edited for Dark Horse Comics.

His books about comics and popular culture include “Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure”, “The Krypton Companion”, and “The Justice League Companion”.

At the end of 2003, Eury became the founding editor of “Back Issue”, a magazine from TwoMorrows Publishing focused on comics of the 1970s and 1980s. He is also an advisor for the “Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Eury
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Vz7M304DkQs

(Dave Cockrum created the cover of “Marvel Tales” #205, November 1987.)

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Christian Denayer (born 28 September 1945, Belgium) began drawing professionally at age 17, as an assistant to Jean Graton, with whom Denayer shared a passion for racing cars. He worked on “Michel Vaillant” a prominent series about a Formula 1 racer.

Denayer created his own series “Yalek” in 1969, with writer André-Paul Duchâteau — the adventures of a Native American TV reporter. Duchâteau continued writing the series after Denayer left it 1978.

He is also known for “Alain Chevallier”, a racing-car series that he and Duchâteau created in 1976, using the joint pseudonym CAP, and for the science-fiction series “Gord”, created with Franz (Franz Drappier) in 1986.

From 2000, he has drawn the hit detective series “Wayne Shelton”, which has been written by Jean Van Hamme and Thierry Cailleteau.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/denayer_christian.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/gdGw304DkIG

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Every year people try to take away readers’ power to decide what books are right for themselves or their children to read by bringing challenges to remove books from libraries. Comic books, graphic novels, and manga are frequently challenged and even banned.

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Jim Shooter (born 27 September 1951, USA) is a writer, occasional fill-in artist, editor, and publisher for various comic books.

He started professionally in the medium at the age of 14, and he is most notable for his successful and controversial run as Marvel Comics’ ninth editor-in-chief, and his work as editor-in-chief of Valiant Comics.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Shooter
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/8Zy1304AExn
Writing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/Uz9J304AEwA

(Curt Swan drew and George Klein inked the cover of “Adventure Comics” #346, July 1966.)

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