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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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Dean Haspiel (born 31 May 1967, USA) is a comic book artist. He is known for his collaborations with writer Harvey Pekar on his American Splendor series as well as the graphic novel The Quitter. He has been nominated for numerous Eisner Awards, and won a 2010 Emmy Award for TV design work.

Continue reading about Dean Haspiel at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Haspiel

Explore items in the GCD with work by Dean Haspiel — http://ow.ly/510D300JMRW

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Bert Christman (31 May 1915 – 23 January 1942, USA) was a pilot of the Flying Tigers 2nd Squadron (also known as the “Panda Bears”), but in civilian life he was a comics artist. He took over the ‘Scorchy Smith’ aviation comic in 1936 from Noel Sickles, and drew the series for two years.

He then joined DC Comics for two years, where the co-created ‘The Sandman’ with Gardner Fox. Christman drew the ‘Sandman’ comic under the pseudonym Larry Dean. He then abruptly left the comics field to become a pilot himself. For his squadron, he did several airplane nose paintings.

Bert Christman fought against the Japanese in China and Burma and died in action.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/christman_bert.htm

Read about Bert Christman at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Bert_Christman

Explore items in the GCD with work by Bert Christman — http://ow.ly/SGQ2300JLNh

(The image shown, of airplane nose art, is from the Lambiek Comiclopedia page for Bert Christman.)

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Adrian Tomine (31 May 1974, USA) was born in Sacramento, California. At the age of twelve, he discovered the comic ‘Love and Rockets’ by the Hernandez Brothers and was heavily influenced by their work. In 1991, while still in high school, he started writing and drawing fictional and autobiographical stories, which he published in his first mini-comic ‘Optic Nerve’.

A year later, he was hired by Pulse! Magazine to produce a monthly comic strip and a few years and six mini-comics later, publisher Drawn & Quarterly offered him to produce ‘Optic Nerve’ as a regular comic series. Tomine won the Harvey Award for Best New Talent for this work.

Continue reading about Adrian Tomine at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tomine_a.htm

Read about Adrian Tomine at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Tomine

Explore items in the GCD with work by Adrian Tomine — http://ow.ly/IBdq300JL6y

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Freddie Williams II (born 30 May 1977, USA) began his career in the mid-1990s, drawing for independent companies like Sundragon Comics (‘Vendetta’). By 1999 he got illustration assignments from Palladium Books, and he became one of the publisher’s primary illustrators.

He returned his focus to comics in 2003, illustrating ‘Wargod’ for Speakeasy Comics and Chimaera Studio books like ‘Lonebow’ and ‘Project EON’. His indy work eventually got his assignments from bigger companies, starting with contributions to ‘Noble Causes’ for Image Comics. He eventually got a job at DC, doing titles like ‘Mister Miracle’ (with Grant Morrison), ‘Robin’ and ‘The Flash’.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/williams_freddie-e.htm

Read about Freddie Williams II at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Williams_II

Explore items in the GCD with work by Freddie Williams II — http://ow.ly/KMlF300HwEX

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Kevin Eastman (born 30 May 1962, USA) is a comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator alongside Peter Laird of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Eastman is also the editor and publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal.

Continue reading about Kevin Eastman at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Eastman

Read about Kevin Eastman at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/eastman_k.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Kevin Eastman — http://ow.ly/HSlD300HwdK

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Mort Meskin (30 May 1916 – April 1995, USA) studied at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute and New York’s Art Students League. In 1938 he made his debut in the comics field with illustrating ‘Sheena’ in Jumbo Comics, as a member of the Jerry Iger studios.

Meskin specialized in the superhero genre, continuing his career at Chesler, where he illustrated series like ‘Bob Phantom’, ‘Mr Satan’, ‘Shield’ and ‘Wizard’. Meskin’s best work appeared at National, where Meskin started out in 1941. There, he drew ‘Vigilante’, ‘Wildcat’, ‘Starman’ and stories for Strange Adventures, Mystery in Space and Real Fact.

Meskin was heavily influenced by cinematic techniques, which shows in the motion picture inspired stylized drawings and flowing panels. His most notable work for National, was the superhero comic ‘Johnny Quick’, who could gain super speed by saying a magic formula.
Continue reading about Mort Meskin at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/meskin_m.htm

Read about Mort Meskin at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mort_Meskin

Explore items in the GCD with work by Mort Meskin — http://ow.ly/Rk96300Hv2J

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Roberto Raviola, best known as Magnus (30 or 31 May 1939 – 5 February 1996, Italy), was a non-conformist comics author, who is best known for his “fumetti neri” (comics noir). After working as an illustrator for a while, he started his comic career in 1964. He used the pseudonym Magnus, self-ironically derived from the Latin expression ‘Magnus Pictor Fecit’ (“A Great Painter Did It”). He teamed up with writer Luciano Secchi (Max Bunker), with whom he launched successful series like ‘Kriminal’ (1964-71), ‘Satanik’ (1964-70), ‘Dennis Cobb Agente Secrete SSO 18’ (1965-67) and ‘Alan Ford’ (1969-75, 1986) and ‘Gesebel’ (1966), published in pocket comics by Corno. The duo Magnus-Bunker additionally produced ‘Maxmagnus’ for Eureka magazine between 1968 and 1970.

Continue reading about Magnus at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/magnus.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Magnus — http://ow.ly/YGmm300Htux

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