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Scott Mills (born 18 January 1972, USA) is a comics creator who won a Xeric Award in 1998 for his debut book “Cells”.

“Big Clay Pot” (Top Shelf, 2000) is about early migrants from the Korean Peninsula to the geologically-recent islands of very ancient Japan. He won a 2002 Ignatz Award for his book “Trenches”, set on the Western Front of World War I.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mills.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/TMuY3086N16

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Stephen DeStefano (born 18 January 1966, USA) is a comics artist and writer. He began his career in the mid-1980s contributing to “Blackhawk” and “House of Mystery” at DC Comics.

In 1986, he and writer Bob Rozakis created “’Mazing Man”, a quirky, friendly series that lasted until 1990. In 1989, he and Rozakis created the mini-series “Hero Hotline”, where he was inked by Kurt Schaffenberger.

DeStefano drew stories for “Critters” and “Itchy Planet” at Fantagraphics between 1988 and 1990. In the early 1990s, he worked at Disney Comics. In addition, he worked on “Bill & Ted” (Marvel) and did inks on “XXXenophile” (Palliard Press) and “Screwball Squirrel” (Dark Horse).

From the late 1990s, he has drawn stories for the Cartoon Network imprint at DC, as well as stories both humorous and super-heroic.

Since the 1990s, DeStefano has done animation character design and storyboarding for Walt Disney Studios. He worked on “The Ren & Stimpy Show” (1992–1996).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/destefano_stephen.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/XcBOM

(DeStefano penciled and Larry Mahlstedt inked the cover of “Christmas with the Super-Heroes” #2, 1989.)

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Martin Goodman (18 January 1908 – 6 June 1992, USA) was a publisher of pulp magazines, paperback books, men’s adventure magazines, and comic books.

In the early 1930s, he was hired by Louis Silberkeit (who would later co-found MLJ Comics, which became Archie Comics) as a pulp magazine editor. His line included science fiction in “Marvel Science Stories” and jungle adventures in “Ka-Zar”.

In 1939, Goodman founded Timely Publications to publish a market experiment, a comic book called “Marvel Comics” #1. Introducing characters such as Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, it sold out and then sold out a second printing.

He adopted the brand ‘Timely Comics’, hired Joe Simon as his first employee to be editor, and began publishing in earnest. In 1941, they introduced “Captain America”, created by Simon and artist Jack Kirby, which became so popular it fueled an expansion of Timely.

In the 1950s, ‘Timely Comics’ became known as ‘Atlas Comics’ and in 1961, ‘Marvel Comics’ was the brand for “The Fantastic Four” and the other titles of the Marvel Age of Comics. In the fall of 1968, Goodman sold the corporation and in 1972 he stepped down as publisher.

In 1974-75, he had a short-lived company called Seaboard Publications that put out color comics and black-and-white magazines under the ‘Atlas Comics’ brand.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Goodman_(publisher)
Timely, Atlas, and Marvel comics (to 1968) in the GCD — http://ow.ly/FxFf3086Msj
Atlas/Seaboard comics in the GCD — http://ow.ly/Cemt3086MrN

(Jeffrey Catherine Jones, as Jeff Jones, painted the cover of “Weird Tales of the Macabre” #1, January 1975.)

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Patrick Lesueur (born 18 January 1952, France) is a comics artist whose career began in 1972 in “Pilote”.

Among other works, he drew a series of biographies of actors for Dargaud in the 1980s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lesueur_patrick.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/sGYE3086McT

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Tom Brevoort (born 17 January 1967, USA) is a comic book writer and editor, known for his work on series such as “New Avengers”, “Civil War”, and “Fantastic Four”.

He often writes in partnership with Mike Kanterovich. They wrote the second half of “The Secret Defenders” from 1994 to 1995, the “Fantastic Force” series (1994–1996), “The Untold Legend of Captain Marvel” mini-series (1997), and other stories.

He has been Executive Editor of Marvel Comics since 2007 and Senior Vice President of Publishing since 2011.

Brevoort received the ‘Best Editor’ Eisner Award in 1997.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Brevoort
Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/9VDU3084z8l
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/oO8e3084z9m

(Scott Kolins drew the cover of “The Untold Legends of Captain Marvel” #1, April 1997.)

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Ann Nocenti (born 17 January 1957, USA) is a journalist, writer, editor, and filmmaker best known for her work on comic books and magazines.

As an editor for Marvel Comics, she edited “New Mutants” and “The Uncanny X-Men”.

With artist collaborators, she created such Marvel characters as ‘Typhoid Mary’, ‘Blackheart’, ‘Longshot’, ‘Mojo’ and ‘Spiral’.

At Women in Comics — http://womenincomics.wikia.com/wiki/Ann_Nocenti
Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/mzyW3084yDj
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/d0WS3084yBu
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4563800/

(Art Adams drew the cover of “Daredevil” #239, February 1987.)

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Chu Fook Hing (17 January 1897 – August 1967, USA) was a second-generation Chinese-American artist. He was born in Hawaii and studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1920s, where he met his Danish-American wife, Helga.

By 1943, the military draft for World War II had taken enough people from the nascent USA comics industry that Chu, Fred Eng, Ben Oda, Bob Fujitani, and other Asian-American artists began to work there.

Although he signed his works ‘Chu F. Hing’, Chu was his family name and his colleagues in comics knew him as Hing Chu.

He published in series such as “Blue Bolt” and “Target”. He is remembered in particular for his creation ‘The Green Turtle’, a Chinese-American super-hero who was revived and given an extensive back-story in “The Shadow Hero” by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second, 2014).

From 1948, Chu was a staff inker at Timely (which would become Marvel). He left comics in the mid-1950s.

At Chinese American Eyes — http://chimericaneyes.blogspot.com/2014/01/about-artist-chu-f-hing.html
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/chu_fook_hing.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/oKEM3084y6Q

(Chu drew the cover of “Blue Bolt” #41, December 1943.)

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A.B. Frost (17 January 1851 – 22 June 1928, USA) was an illustrator, painter, and graphic artist, and an early comics creator. His work is known for its dynamic representation of motion and sequence.

Frost is considered one of the great illustrators in the “Golden Age of American Illustration”. He illustrated over 90 books and produced hundreds of paintings. In addition to his work in illustrations, he is renowned for realistic hunting and shooting prints.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._B._Frost
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/frost_ab.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/6U223084xw6

(Frost drew the cover art on “Stuff & Nonsense”, 1884.)

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Ignasi Calvet Esteban (born 17 January 1948, Spain) is a comics artist who began his career part-time in the 1970s. He drew “Kater Felix” (“Felix the Cat”) stories for Bastei in Germany, war stories for Fleetway in the UK, and Hanna-Barbera stories in Spain.

From 1980 he has drawn Disney comics for Egmont in Denmark. He drew a lot of ‘B-Gjengen’ (‘Beagle Boys’) stories, and since 1999 he has been the primary artist on ‘Paperino Paperotto’ (‘Young Donald’) since 1999.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/esteban_ignasi-calvet.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AHof3084wWU

(Esteban created the cover of “Donald Duck & Co” #2/1988, 12 January 1988.)

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François Walthéry (born 17 January 1946, Belgium) is a comics artist who is best known for his series featuring an adventurous flight attendant, “Natacha”. He was only 15 years old when he presented his work to comic artist Mittéï and his first professional publication came the year he began art school.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/walthery_francois.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Walth%C3%A9ry
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/LEpl3084wCi

(Walthéry created the cover of “Dossier Walthéry” #2, 1986.)

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