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Manage your comics at my.comics.org

Our subsite my.comics.org introduces a comic collection functionality to our website and is of course based on our extensive database of international comics. Please note that my.comics.org is still in development and there are known useful features that are still to be implemented. Discussion about additional features and bug reports takes place on the gcd-main mailing list, feel free to chime in there, contact us by e-mail or even actively help us in the further development.

We added two new functionalities to my.comics.org recently:

  • import of collections by uploading a file, details described in the help at my.comics.org
  • overview of the collection status per series
And more to come, next on the list is a subscription functionality...

GCD Comics Timeline

Stan Shaw (born 13 February 1962, USA) has taught illustration at Cornish School of the Arts, School of Visual Concepts, and Pacific Lutheran University.

Explore items in the GCD with work by Stan Shaw — http://ow.ly/YhlCP

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Bud Blake (13 February 1918 - 26 December 2005, USA) was born in Nutley, N.J., where he attended elementary and high school. He later studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City. Blake's award-winning series 'Tiger' was launched in 1965, and appeared in some 400 newspapers worldwide during the top of its popularity.

Read more about Bud Blake at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/blake_bud.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Bud Blake — http://ow.ly/YhlWT

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Sergio Asteriti (born 13 February 1930, Italy) studied at the Scuola di Magistero d'Arte, section Publicity. He made his comics debut with the 'Bingo Bongo' series at the publishing house Alpe in 1955. He joined the art studios of Roy d'Ami in the late 1950s. There, he drew for the British Fleetway agency ('Fun in Toyland', 'Freddy Frog', etc.) and for Il Corriere dei Piccoli, where he took over the 'Formichino' series from Roberto Sgrilli. Asteriti has been an artist of Disney comics for Topolino since 1963. From 1974, he also took on the writing of Disney stories.

Read more about Sergio Asteriti at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/asteriti_sergio.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Sergio Astriti — http://ow.ly/YhmkH

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Ken Meyer Jr. (born 12 February 1957, USA) was born in Isabella, Puerto Rico, as the son of an American airforce man. He moved a lot when he was a kid, eventually ending up in Savannah, Georgia. He went to college in Utah, and after that he tramped through the USA. He became a game card illustrator and comic artist, and has worked for publishers such as Marvel, Dark Horse, Eclipse, Image and Caliber. He drew the comic series 'Kilroy is here', written by Joe Pruett. After living in San Diego for nine years, he moved to Fairfax.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/meyer_ken-jr.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Ken Meyer Jr. — http://ow.ly/Yc8eF

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Dupa (Luc Dupanloup, 12 February 1945 - 7 November 2000, Belgium) was a comic book artist, best known as the creator of 'Cubitus'. Born Luc Dupanloup in Montignies-sur-Sambre Luc as the son of painter André Dupanloup, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels in the 1960s. He studied there for three years before being hired by Studio Greg as a background artist on series like 'Zig et Puce' and 'Achille Talon'. He has also cooperated on 'Fifi', 'Fleurette', 'Luc Junior' and Tootsy'.

Dupa was offered a spot in Tintin magazine in 1968, and this resulted in the creation of Dupa's famous dog 'Cubitus'. The adventures of the sympathetic, fluffy white dog gained immediate popularity, and the cast was soon enhanced by Cubitus' master, the retired sea dog Sémaphore, and the evil cat next door Sénéchal. The series remained a regular feature in Tintin throughout the 1980s, and even got its own, although shortlived, magazine in 1989.

Read more about Dupa at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dupa.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Dupa — http://ow.ly/Yc3Yq

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After studying graphics and drawing in Münster, Reinhard Kleist (born 11 February 1970, Germany) started an atelier with Fil, Michalke and Mawil in Berlin. During his studies, he had already created the albums 'Lovecraft' (a biographical comic on H. P. Lovecraft, 1994), 'Minna' (1994), 'Das Festmahl' (1995), 'Dorian' (1996) and his graduation work, 'Abenteuer eines Weichenstellers'. In 1996, Kleist won the Max und Moritz prize for "best German album" at the Comicsalon Erlangen.

Read more about Reinhard Kleist at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kleist_reinhard.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Reinhard Kleist — http://ow.ly/Yc34W

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Takeshi Obata (born 11 February 1969, Japan) is a manga artist. He is best known as the artist of Hikaru no Go, for which he received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 2000 and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2003, and Death Note.

Read more about Takeshi Obata at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Obata

Explore items in the GCD with work by Takeshi Obata — http://ow.ly/Yc2mA

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Zeke Zekley (11 February 1915 - 28 April 2005, USA) was George McManus' longtime assistant on 'Bringing Up Father'. Zekley worked as a cartoonist in Detroit, before he came to Beverly Hills, California. Noticed by McManus' brother, Zekley was taken on as McManus' assistant in 1935.

Read more about Zeke Zekley at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/z/zekley_zeke.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Zeke Zekley — http://ow.ly/Yc1ww

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Although the main part of his comics output was limited to the 1940s and 1950s, the dynamic and realistic style of Frank Frazetta (9 February 1928 - 10 May 2010, USA) was of influence for several new generations of comics artists. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Frazzetta (he later dropped one of the z's) made his earliest comics during his childhood, which he sold to his friends. Nicknamed "Fritz", he took courses in drawing from the artist Michael Falanga at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts from the age of 8.

He began his career when he was sixteen years old, assisting science-fiction artist John Giunta at Bernard Bailey's studio. His first work was 'Man in Black', which appeared in 1944 in the Tally Ho comic book. He then worked at Fiction House for a brief period, where he cleaned the work of artists like Graham Ingels, Bob Lubbers and George Evans.

Read more about Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/frazetta.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Frank Frazetta — http://ow.ly/Y6vju

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A 1981 Kubert School graduate, Tim Truman (born 9 February 1956, USA) is an original artist of both mainstream and independent comic books. He began his career doing backup stories in DC's Sgt. Rock. In the independent scene, Truman introduced the character Grimjack, co-created with John Ostrander in the Starslayer anthology in 1983. The comic was a mixture of pulp fiction and science fiction. His other independent comic was the 1985 series 'Scout', a series set against the background of a post-holocaust United States.

Read more about Tim Truman at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/truman_timothy.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Tim Truman — http://ow.ly/Y6sPI

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