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GCD Comics Timeline

Mike Leeke (born 28 August 1963, USA) broke into comics in 1985, when he landed a job as the penciler of “Robotech: The Macross Saga” for Comico Comics. When that assignment ended, he moved on to “The Elementals”.

In the 1990s, Leeke moved to Valiant to pencil “X-O Manowar”. While there, he also worked on “Hard Corps”, “PSI-Lords”, “Deathmate”, “The Visitor”, and “Dr. Mirage”. From 1998, he drew “Pantheon” for Lone Star Press.

Some of his Robotech work was reprinted by DC Comics in the early 2000s, and in 2014 Valiant reprinted much of his X‑O Manowar work.

At Wikia — http://robotech.wikia.com/wiki/Mike_Leeke
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AOxI303E43F

(Barry Windsor-Smith inked the cover of “H.A.R.D. Corps” #3, February 1993, over Mike Leeke’s pencils.)

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1978 Reuben Award: Jeff MacNelly, Editorial http://ift.tt/2bqDcUc #comics #Reubens #ReubenAwards #NCS #NationalCartoonistSociety

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Actress Buff Cobb (one-time wife of journalist Mike Wallace) reads comic books… #readingcomics #comicsreaders #comics http://ift.tt/1UI4QNZ

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Paolo Piffarerio (27 August 1924 – 30 June 2015, Italy) was an artist who published comics while still at art school, in the mid-1940s. During the 1950s his creative work was in animation with Gamma Film, considered a pioneer in the field of Italian animation.

From the 1960s he returned to comics. In 1961 he joined with writer Max Bunker to create the series “Viva l’Italia” for new publisher Editoriale Corno, followed in short order by “Atomik” (1962) and “Maschera Nera” (1963).

From 1975 to 1984, he joined Bunker on nearly 100 issues of the humorous spy series “Alan Ford”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/piffarerio_p.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Piffarerio
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/xXgQ303DqqU

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Francis Manapul (born 26 August 1979, The Philippines) is a Filipino-Canadian artist living in Toronto.

His first published comics story was in “Love in Tights” #1 (November 1988) for Slave Labor Graphics. From the early 2000s he drew Top Cow titles at Image Comics, such as “Witchblade” and “The Necromancer”.

Since 2009, Manapul has drawn “Flash” at DC Comics. He was awarded the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist in 2011.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Manapul
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/manapul_francis.htmIn the GCD — http://ow.ly/p0XA303B79u

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