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GCD Comics Timeline

Jack Davis (2 December 1924 – 27 July 2016, USA) was a cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his horror stories and covers at EC Comics and for his humor stories and art at “Mad Magazine”. He was also active in advertising art, magazine covers, film posters, and record-album art.

In the late 1940s he moved to New York City and worked as an assistant on strips at the Herald Tribune Syndicate. In 1950, he began publishing with EC Comics.

Davis was particularly known for his depiction of the Crypt-Keeper, host of stories in “Tales from the Crypt”. His story ‘Foul Play’ was cited in the anti-comics treatise “Seduction of the Innocent” (1954). He drew for the war books also, with an affinity for stories set in the USA Civil War.

He appeared in the first 30 issues of “Mad” (1952–1956), covering the title’s transition from comic to magazine. He appeared in every issue of “Panic” (1954–1956). He returned to “Mad” in the mid-1960s and appeared in every issue for decades.

Davis received the National Cartoonists Society’s Advertising Award in 1980, their Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, and their Reuben Award in 2000. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2003.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Davis_(cartoonist)
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/davis.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/rsQk306JlER

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Sergio Bonelli (2 December 1932 – 26 September 2011, Italy) was a comic book writer and publisher. His father, Gian Luigi Bonelli, created the long-running cowboy feature “Tex Willer” and in 1940 founded the company that now bears his son’s name — Sergio Bonelli Editore, a premier publisher of Italian comics.

Sergio Bonelli became a writer in the late 1950s. He used the pen-name ‘Guido Nolitta’ to distinguish himself from his father. In 1961, he and artist Gallieno Ferri created “Zagor”. Bonelli wrote almost all Zagor stories until 1980.

In the late 1970s, he wrote numerous “Tex Willer” stories. In 1990 he created the mini-series “River Bill” with art by Francesco Gamba.

He became chairman of Sergio Bonelli Editore (at that time called Edizioni Araldo) in 1957. The present name of the company was adopted in 1990.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Bonelli
Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/xF7G306JlsV
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/mSM2306Jlsg

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Joe Quesada (born 1 December 1962, USA) is a comic book editor, writer, and artist.

His art career began in the early 1990s. He was the regular artist on “Spelljammer” at DC Comics in 1990 and 1991, and on “The Ray” mini-series in 1992. He also published at Marvel and Acclaim/Valiant.

He formed his own Event Comics in the late 1990s, publishing titles such as “Ash” and “Painkiller Jane”.

Quesada became the editor of the Marvel imprint Marvel Knights in 1998. He became editor-in-chief of Marvel in 2000, a position he held until 2011 — the longest tenure in that position other than Stan Lee’s.

He became the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel in 2010.

Quesada received a Diamond Gem Award for Best Cover in 1993, for “X-O Manowar” #0.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Quesada
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/q/quesada.htm
Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/wa7v306Gt3o
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/bvro306GsYF

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Maurice De Bevere (1 December 1923 – 16 July 2001, Belgium) was the creator of “Lucky Luke”, the humorous cowboy whose adventures are the best-selling comics in Europe. He illustrated other stories, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s, but no other series. He signed his work ‘Morris’.

Morris began ‘Lucky Luke’ in “Spirou” (published by Dupuis, who also published the early albums). In 1955, his friend René Goscinny took over the writing, continuing on the series until his death in 1977.

Morris became one of "La bande des quatre" (Gang of 4), with Jijé (Joseph Gillain), André Franquin, and Will (Willy Maltaite). In the 1950s, these artists defined the ‘Marcinelle School’ that was prominent in “Spirou”. It is distinct from the ‘Clear Line’ (‘Ligne claire’) style that prevailed at “Tintin” (published by Lombard).

Goscinny helped to launch “Pilote” (published by Dargaud), and Morris brought ‘Lucky Luke’ to the magazine and the publisher. (Goscinny would also gain fame as the writer of ‘Asterix’.) He drew the series until his retirement in 2002.

Morris received the Grand Prix St. Michel at Brussels in 1972, and the Grand Prix de la ville d’Angoulême in 1992.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morris.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_%28cartoonist%29In the GCD — http://ow.ly/v024306Gsyl

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Claude St. Aubin (born 30 November 1951, Canada) grew up ‘reading’ comics in English, French, Italian, and any other language he could find in addition to French. He began drawing and never stopped.

He began his comic-book career in the late 1970s and early 1980s as an inker, penciler, and colorist on stories in the original “Captain Canuck” comics. He used his full given name, Jean-Claude, on these comics.

St. Aubin spent the next decade in commercial graphic design, when he also became a husband and a father.

In the mid-1990s, he returned to comic books. He published stories at DC Comics and Topps. He inked “Punx” over pencils by Keith Giffen at Acclaim/Valiant in 1995. In 1997 and 1998 he drew stories in “Mars Attacks” and “Xena” comics at Topps.

From 2001 to 2008, St. Aubin drew “The Victorian” at Penny-Farthing Press. From 2009 to 2011, he drew almost the entire “R.E.B.E.L.S.” series at DC Comics.

He recently drew two graphic novels about Canadian history, “The Loxleys and the War of 1812” (2012) and “The Loxleys and Confederation” (2015), both written by Alan Grant.

St. Aubin was inducted into the Joe Shuster Awards Hall of Fame in 2010.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/st-aubin_jc.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/zSMT306ELRp

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Gill Fox (29 November 1915 – 15 May 2004, USA) was a political cartoonist; comic book writer, artist, and editor; and animator.

His career began in animation at Max Fleischer’s studio. He moved to the comic-book industry in the late 1930s, publishing at DC Comics, Ultem (“Funny Pages”, “Star Comics”, etc.), and Centaur.

From 1939 until he went into the military in 1943, he was an editor and cover artist at Quality Comics.

During the war, he drew strips for the military paper Stars & Stripes. After the war, he free-lanced at Quality until the early 1950s.

After leaving comics, Fox moved to advertising. He also assisted his friend Dik Browne on the ‘Hi and Lois’ strip, as well as occasional assists on other strips.

Later, working as a political cartoonist for the Connecticut newspapers The Fairfield Citizen and the Connecticut Post, he was nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gill_Fox
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fox_gill.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/aHF0306C9DH

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Philippe Luguy (born 29 November 1948, France) is a comics artist whose career began in the 1970s.

He created the humor series ‘Sylvio le Grillon’, which then appeared in “Pif Gadget” from 1974 to 1982.

In 1981, he created his most famous series, the medieval fantasy “Percevan”, written by Jean Léturgie and Xavier Fauche (albums from Glénat and Dargaud). He created “Karolyn” at Dargaud in 1989.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/luguy_p.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/E2LW306C9bc

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François Boucq (born 28 November 1955, France) began publishing political cartoons in the mid-1970s, in magazines such as “Le Point” and “Le Matin de Paris”. He was soon drawing comics in “Pilote”, “Fluide Glacial”, and “(A Suivre)”.

It was in the latter series that Boucq introduced his best-known creation, Jérôme Moucherot, who has since been published in albums from Casterman. They are described at Wikipedia as “surreal comics that feature a door-to-door insurance salesman with a fountain pen through his nose, who is dressed in a leopard fur suit.”

He joined with scenarist Alejandro Jodorowsky to create the science-fiction series “Face de Lune” in 1992 (at Casterman) and the western series “Bouncer” in 2001 (at Humanoids). He and Yves Sente have created “Le Janitor” since 2007 (at Dargaud).

Boucq has been nominated numerous times for awards at Angoulême and other festivals. He has won awards at Angoulême (including the Grand Prix in 1998), La Plumilla de Plata (in Mexico) in 2003, an Albert Uderzo Award in 2006, and Best Artwork at the Prix Saint Michel in 2012.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Boucq
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/boucq.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/TqJU306z1U9

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Renaud Denauw (born 28 November 1936, Belgium) is an artist whose comics career began in the mid-1970s.

His early work was in a loose style suited to humorous stories. He created kid series such as ‘Myrtille, Vidpoche et Cabochard’ at “Spirou” and ‘Platon, Torloche et Coquinette’ at “Tintin”.

In 1987, Renaud and scenarist Jean Dufaux created their well-known series “Jessica Blandy” (at Dupuis), in which Renaud showcased a more realistic style. The ongoing series is currently at 24 volumes.

Other works by Renaud include “Les Enfants de la Salamandre” from 1988 to 1990, “Santiag” in 1991, and “Venus H.” in 2005, all with Dufaux.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaud_Denauw
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/renaud.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/1o7i306z1Kz

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Paul Guinan (born 27 November 1962, USA) is a comic-book artist, storyboard artist, cinematographer, ad-agency illustrator, kinetic sculptor, mural painter, production designer, radio DJ, model maker, silkscreener, and wax-figure restorer.

His comic-book career began in the late 1980s at First Comics, where he inked “Grimjack”, penciled ‘Cargonauts’ in “Dynamo Joe”, and retouched “Lone Wolf and Cub”.

Guinan and writer Anina Bennett created their best-known work at the end of 1989, when the first ‘Heartbreakers’ story appeared in “Dark Horse Presents”. The ’Breakers are a set of red-haired clones who fight science-fictional battles with attitude and kung fu.

He continued to publish at Dark Horse in the 1990s, drawing many stories in the ‘Aliens’ franchise as well as other features. The “Heartbreakers” got their own mini-series in 1996.

In 1998, he and writer John Francis Moore created the “Chronos” series at DC Comics. He worked on Bill Willingham’s “Proposition Player” in 2000, also at DC.

New “Heartbreakers” books were published by Image in 1998 and 1999, and by IDW in 2009.

Along the way, Guinan and Bennett got married.

At Big Red Hair — http://bigredhair.com/work/paul.html
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/dfJO306yjnv

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