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Indexing milestone: TV Century 21 #89 (1 Oct 1966) is our 250,000th indexed comic on the site! Thanks to indexer Steve Jenner, and to all the indexers who preceded him and continue to contribute.


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Frans Van Immerseel (28 June 1909 – 5 February 1978, Belgium) was a famous painter, caricaturist and illustrator from Flanders. His cartoons and caricatures appeared in a variety of magazines, such as De Waarheid, Het Gazet van Antwerpen, De Schelde, De Standaard, De Morgenpost, Haardvriend, as well as the publications of De Goede Pers in Averbode, of which he was chief graphics in the 1930s. He founded his own press agency Het Rad in 1938.

He started his stop-comic ‘De Lotgevallen van Janssens’ in January 1937 in Ons Kinderland. Until the War, this strip appeared in a variety of Flemish and Dutch magazines. It also appeared in France and Germany. In 1951, he created the text comic ‘Sjengske’ in Het Gazet van Limburg and De Stem. In addition, he briefly drew ‘Teun Koekeloere’ in De Antwerpse Post in 1964.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/van-immerseel_frans.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Frans Van Immerseel — http://ow.ly/wbY7301HcXZ

(The image shown is from the Comiclopedia page for Van Immerseel.)

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Joe Giella (born 27 June 1928, USA) attended the School of Industrial Art and the Art Students League in New York City, and took commercial art courses at Hunter College. Giella’s education was interrupted for eight years while he served in the Navy Reserve. Giella worked as a comic book artist for the medium’s two major publishers, DC and Marvel.

In addition to his work on superheroes, Giella did freelance work for such prestigious firms as McCann Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Doubleday and Communigraphics. Giella’s work for publisher Simon & Schuster includes a strength and fitness book and a superhero cookbook. He has worked on many syndicated comic strips. Giella penciled and inked ‘Batman’ for four years (1966), doing his best to imitate Bob Kane. Joe Giella assisted on several syndicated strips, including ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘The Phantom’, ‘Johnny Reb’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’.

Since 1991, Joe Giella has drawn ‘Mary Worth’ for King Featuers. It is one of the classic soap-opera comic strips, which was scripted by John Saunders until 2003 and by Karen Moy since then. In 2006, the United States Postal Service honored Giella by using his art on two postage stamps in the DC Comics Super Heroes Collection.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/giella_joe.htm

Read about Joe Giella at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Giella

Explore items in the GCD with work by Joe Giella — http://ow.ly/Y9FY301ETNM

(On the cover of All-American Western #111, December 1949-January 1950, Joe Giella inked over pencils by Alex Toth.)

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Bernie Mireault (born 27 June 1961; Canada) was born in Marville, France, where both parents were stationed while working for the Canadian Forces. In 1963, the Mireault family moved back to Canada.

Raised as an Anglophone in Rawdon, Quebec, he has been an active participant in the Montreal underground comix scene, participating in the comix jams since their early inception and contributing to local zines and underground publications.

At the same time he has worked in the mainstream comics industry as an artist and colourist, as well as an animator and illustrator.

Continue reading about Bernie Mireault at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Mireault

Explore items in the GCD with work by Bernie Mireault — http://ow.ly/kaPY301ESfk

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Ruben Moreira (27 June 1922 – 21 May 1984, Puerto Rico) moved to the USA as a child. He did his first comic book artwork for Planet Comics (‘Reef Ryan’), Fight Comics, Ranger Comics and Wing Comics, all by Fiction House.

He took over the ‘Tarzan’ Sunday page from Burne Hogarth from 1945 to 1947 under the pseudonym “Rubimor”. His style was less spectacular then Hogarth’s, yet his storytelling had a resemblance to the writing of Tarzan’s creator, Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Continue reading about Ruben Moreira at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rubimor.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Ruben Moreira — http://ow.ly/k2eJ301EQFE

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After an education in industrial graphics at the École Estienne, Jean-Charles Kraehn (born 27 June 1955, France) took evening drawing courses at the Ville de Paris. He published his first illustrations in Scouts de France in 1980-1981 and subsequently contributed to several publications of Hachette and to history books by I.D. Program.

He began his comics career in 1984 with the historical adventure series ‘Les Aigles Décapitées’ for the publishing house Glénat. Initially, the scripts were written by Patrice Pellerin, but later on Kraehn took over himself, leaving the artwork to Michel Pierret shortly afterwards. Kraehn left the series completely in 1999, handing over the scriptwork to Erik Arnoux.

Continue reading about Jean-Charles Kraehn at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kraehn_jc.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Jean-Charles Kraehn — http://ow.ly/mTRI301EQnt

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Cover for World of Archie (Archie, 1992 series) #11 http://ift.tt/28WR8Zt #comics #swimming

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Warren Kremer (26 June 1921 – 24 July 2003, USA) was born in the Bronx as the son of a sign painter, from whom he inherited his steady drawing hand. He studied at the School of Industrial Arts and went straight into print services, working for pulp magazines. He gradually took on more comics work in Ace Publications, his first title being ‘Hap Hazard’.

Kremer ended up working for Harvey Comics, where he stayed for 35 years and became a leading penciller, working on titles such as ‘Casper’, ‘Little Max’, ‘Joe Palooka’, ‘Stumbo the Giant’, ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Richie Rich’ and ‘Little Audrey’ (which very likely has its origin in Marge’s ‘Little Lulu’).

Continue reading about Warren Kremer at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kremer_warren.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Warren Kremer — http://ow.ly/Ou9k301Dx3q

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Jerry Bingham (born 25 June 1953, USA) works as an illustrator, designer and comic book artist. He has done art for comic books by Marvel, First, TSR, Malibu, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal and others.

He is best known for his contributions to ‘Marvel Team-Up’ and the DC graphic novel ‘Batman: Son of the Demon’. Other titles he worked on are ‘Onyx Overlord’ (Marvel, text by Moebius, Randy and Jean-Marc Lofficier), ‘Beowulf’ (First Comics), and a comic adaptation of ‘Alien Nation’ (DC). His work has been featured in Heavy Metal and Omni Magazine.

He left comics in the late 1990s and has since worked on making production art for movies and designs for Disney theme parks and shopping centers at the West Coast.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bingham_jerry.htm

Read about Jerry Bingham at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Bingham

Explore items in the GCD with work by Jerry Bingham — http://ow.ly/Tg2x301CFPu

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Cover for Batman: The Long Halloween (DC, 1996 series) #10 http://ift.tt/28UtdIp

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