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Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con in September

Make your plans now to attend the Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland. This will be an historic meeting, where more of us will meet face-to-face than ever before. Come by and visit our booth we will have at the show! More Information to come!


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Val Mayerik (born March 29, 1950) is an American comic-book and commercial artist, best known as co-creator of Marvel Comics' satiric character Howard the Duck.

Mayerik became the regular artist of the swamp-monster feature "Man-Thing" in Fear #13 (April 1973). Six issues later, he and writer Steve Gerber introduced Howard the Duck. Initially a minor supporting character intended only for an issue or two, the anthropomorphic waterfowl — bedecked in suit and tie as a parody of funny animal ducks, except for his cigar-smoking and his angry, ascerbic wit — Howard eventually became a star character with his own satiric series, penciled first by Frank Brunner and then Gene Colan. The character shortly afterward became a mainstream pop-culture figure.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Mayerik

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Marc Silvestri (born March 29, 1959) is an American comic book artist, creator and publisher. He currently acts as the CEO for Top Cow Productions.

Silvestri began his career drawing issues for DC Comics and First Comics. He joined Marvel Comics in the late 1980s, and became the penciller on Uncanny X-Men from 1987 to 1990. He subsequently spent two years pencilling its spin-off title Wolverine.

In 1992, Silvestri became one of the original seven artists — along with Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Rob Liefeld, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane and Jim Valentino — to form the breakaway comics company Image Comics. Silvestri's stable of titles was published under the imprint Top Cow with the first title released being Cyberforce.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Silvestri

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50 Years Ago This Month: The most thrilling story you've ever read! It's Nemesis in "Beware of the Element Force" in ACG's Adventures Into the Unknown #155 (http://www.comics.org/issue/18992/), cover by Pete Costanza!

Adventures Into the Unknown is an American comic-book series best known as the medium's first ongoing horror-comics title. Published by the American Comics Group, initially under the imprint B&I Publishing, it ran 174 issues (cover-dated Fall 1948 - Aug. 1967). The first two issues, which included art by Fred Guardineer and others, featured horror stories of ghosts, werewolves, haunted houses, killer puppets and other supernatural beings and locales. The premiere included a seven-page, abridged adaptation of Horace Walpole's seminal gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, by an unknown writer and artist Al Ulmer.

Unlike many horror comics of the Golden Age, it weathered the public criticism of the early 1950s and survived the aftermath of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings of April and June 1954 when the comics industry attempted self-regulation with a highly restrictive Comics Code.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_into_the_Unknown

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Walter Neugebauer (sometimes Slavicized as Valter Nojgebauer; March 28, 1921 - May 31, 1992) was a German-Croatian comic book author. Neugebauer is considered one of the builders of comics in Croatia, along with Andrija Maurović.

Neugebauer debuted his first strip in the Zagreb review Oko in October 1935. In 1943, Walter and his brother Norbert launched the weekly comic Zabavnik, which was published for two years before being banned by the new communist government in May 1945. In 1945, Neugebauer was creating an illustrated version of Brother Jaglenac and Sister Rutvica from Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić's Croatian Tales of Long Ago which was never completed.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Neugebauer

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Mike Friedrich (born March 27, 1949) is an American comic book writer and publisher best known for his work at Marvel and DC Comics, and for publishing the anthology series Star*Reach, one of the first independent comics. He is also an artists representative.

His notable works include runs as the regular writer of DC's Justice League of America and Marvel's Iron Man.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Friedrich

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Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author with over 50 bestsellers. He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E. and The X-Files, and with Brian Herbert is the co-author of the Dune prequel series. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books, including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in collaboration with Tom Veitch, Dark Horse Predator titles, and X-Files titles for Topps. Some of Anderson's superhero novels include Enemies & Allies, about the first meeting of Batman and Superman, and The Last Days of Krypton, telling the story of how Superman's planet Krypton came to be destroyed.

Anderson has published over 120 books, over 50 of which have been on US and international bestseller lists, and he has more than 23 million books in print worldwide.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_J._Anderson

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Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was an American cartoonist, author, and painter. He is best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He worked anonymously until late in his career; fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Barks worked for the Disney Studio and Western Publishing where he created Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), The Junior Woodchucks (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Cornelius Coot (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). Cartoonist Will Eisner called him "the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books."

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Barks

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Hy Eisman (born March 27, 1927) is an American cartoonist who writes and draws the Sunday strips The Katzenjammer Kids and Popeye. In December 2008, Eisman was the first to introduce the character of Bluto to the Popeye Sunday page. Bluto has continued to appear as the twin brother of Brutus.

He entered the comic strip field in 1950 and worked on several strips, including Kerry Drake, Little Iodine and Bunny. In comic books he was the last artist doing Little Lulu before it was cancelled in 1984. He took over The Katzenjammer Kids in 1986 and the Popeye Sunday strip in 1994. An extensive interview with Eisman on his career appeared in Hogan's Alley #15 (2007).

In 1976, Eisman became a teacher at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. On June 27, 2004, he married Florenz Greenberg. Their wedding invitation was a comic strip with Popeye and Olive Oyl.

Eisman won the 1975 National Cartoonists Society's Award for Best Humor Comic Book Cartoonist (for Gold Key's Nancy comic books). In 1983, he received an Award for his work on the Little Lulu comic book.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hy_Eisman

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