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GCD Comics Timeline
Scarpa co-founded an animation studio in the 1940s, creating commercials and adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen stories. He began creating ‘Mickey Mouse’ stories in “Topolino” in 1953 and soon left animation to focus on comics.
Over his career, he also drew ‘Donald Duck’ stories as well as occasional stories for other publishers, but is best known for ‘Mickey Mouse’. He introduced various continuing characters to the cast of the Mouse stories.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/scarpa_romano.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romano_Scarpa
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Ptwj304AEmL
He and writer Mark Shainblum created “Northguard”, “Fleur de Lys”, and “Angloman” at Matrix Graphic Series. The two also provided editing and art direction for other MGS titles.
Gabriel has since worked for several comic book publishers, including DC Comics and Marvel, and has illustrated such titles as “Spider-Man 2099”, “Doc Savage”, “Ragman”, and “Checkmate”.
He is currently contributing to the Chapterhouse Comics revival of ‘Captain Canuck’, ‘Northguard’, and other characters.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Morrissette
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morrissette_gabriel.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/5Q4L304ybKz
His brother, Rick Veitch, had drawn for underground comix but from the late 1970s began selling stories and sketches to DC Comics and Marvel. Tom joined his brother on a story in “Sgt. Rock” #356, September 1981. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he also wrote four creator-owned mini-series, each with a different artist, published by both Marvel and DC Comics.
In 1991, he began a run on DC’s “Animal Man”. He is known for initiating the Dark Horse line of Star Wars comics at that same time, with “Star Wars Dark Empire” and “Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi”.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Veitch
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/veitch_tom.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/6rKP304ybvq
(Dave Dorman painted the cover of “Star Wars Dark Empire” #1, December 1991.)
She edited at Warren from 1974 through 1979, primarily “Creepy” and “Eerie”. She edited at Marvel from 1980, where she is known for editing “Uncanny X-Men”, “The New Mutants”, and “Star Wars”, among others.
Her writing debut was on “Power Pack” in 1984 at Marvel, which she co-created with artist June Brigman. She had significant runs on “Power Pack”, “X-Factor”, and “New Mutants”.
In 1991, she began writing for DC Comics with the launch of “Superman: The Man of Steel”. She and artist Jon Bogdanove created the character ‘Steel’ and she wrote the first few years of that character’s titular series.
She has continued to write comics for a variety of publishers. She has also written prose fiction for children, young adults, and adults featuring DC super-heroes.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Simonson
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/p67T304ybgJ
Writing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/TYZc304ybfY
(June Brigman drew and Bob Layton inked the cover of “Power Pack” #1, August 1984.)
From 1958, Zanotto spent ten years drawing for Fleetway in the UK. At home, he became the artistic director at Codex in 1965, drawing many covers. He moved to Ediciones Record in 1974 as artistic director, and while there he created the prehistoric fantasy series “Henga” (1974) and the science-fiction series “Bárbara” (1979), among other works.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Zanotto
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/z/zanotto_juan.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Oj9m304yb6C
Cauvin created ‘Les Tuniques Bleues’ (set in the US Civil War) in 1968, to replace ‘Lucky Luke’ in “Spirou” when the latter moved to “Pilote”. The 58th album in the series, all written by Cauvin, was published in 2014.
Other popular series include “Les Femmes en Blanc”, mocking hospital routines from 1981, and schoolboy comedy “Cédric” from 1986. There was an animated “Cédric” series on TV in the 1990s.
Cauvin has won multiple awards at Brussels including the Grand Prix Saint-Michel, and multiple awards at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. The Prix Canal J was awarded twice for “Cédric”.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cauvin.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raoul_Cauvin
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/ptDn304yaWT
His two best-known creations are the newspaper comic strip “Little Nemo in Slumberland”, which ran 1905–1914 and 1924–1927, and the animated cartoon “Gertie the Dinosaur”, which he created in 1914.
McCay’s comic strip work has influenced generations of artists, including creators such as William Joyce, André LeBlanc, Moebius, Maurice Sendak, Chris Ware, and Bill Watterson.
(There is no accurate record of McCay’s birth. It may have been in 1867, 1869, or 1871, and he may have been born in the USA or in Canada.)
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winsor_McCay
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mccay.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/jLrL304yaNG (some offensive images)
(“Little Sammy Sneeze”, 1905, collected McCay newspaper strips from the New York Herald.)
He has contributed to DC's ghost and super-hero titles and on some smaller titles for Marvel. He was additionally present at First Publishing with “Ghostbusters” and “Munden's Bar” and at Gladstone with “Dread of Night” and “Maggots”. In the early 1990s, he worked with the “Archie” characters for Archie Comics.
Bender has also done the daily strips “Mr. Fixitt”, “Billy & Pop!”, and “Sherlock Holmes Minute Mysteries”.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bender_howard.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/EDSB304xLBG
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