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600,000 covers uploaded!


Indexing milestone: La Novela Policiaca #2259 is our 600,000th uploaded cover on the site! Thanks to uploader Steve, and to all the uploaders who preceded him and continue to contribute.


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Helen Vesik (born 24 July) was a colorist and occasional letterer at DC Comics in the 1980s and 1990s.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/rxmC302xOcL

(The cover of MISTER MIRACLE #26, April 1991, was drawn by Joe Phillips, inked by Karl Story, and colored by Helen Vesik.)

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Virgil Finlay (23 July 1914 – 18 January 1971, USA) was a pulp fantasy, science fiction, and horror illustrator. He specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratch-board techniques. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Finlay in 2012.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgil_Finlay

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/U1nP302wTP6

(On the cover of “Real Fact Comics” #8, May-June 1947, the bottom panel is from the Tommy Tomorrow story drawn by Finlay.)

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Dale Keown (born 23 July 1962, Canada) is an artist known for his runs on “The Incredible Hulk” and his creator-owned book, “Pitt”. He started working in comics in 1986 drawing several series for Aircel Comics, including “Samurai”, “Elflord”, “Dragon Ring”, and “Warlock 5”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Keown

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/keown_dale.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/5Rtb302wT6F

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Mike Vosburg (born 23 July 1947, USA) created and contributed to some of the earliest comics fanzines in the 1960s. His stories were published by Charlton, Kitchen Sink, DC Comics, Marvel, and others. During the 1990s, he created nearly 100 comic-book covers designed to look like issues of “Tale from the Crypt” for the television series of that name.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Vosburg

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vosburg_mike.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/2BjJ302wSOw

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Vaughn Bodé (22 July 1941 – 18 July 1975, USA) was an underground cartoonist and illustrator known for his character Cheech Wizard and his artwork depicting voluptuous women. A contemporary of Ralph Bakshi, he has been credited as an influence on Bakshi’s animated films “Wizards” and “The Lord of the Rings”. He has a huge following among graffiti artists, with his characters remaining a popular subject.

Bodé won the 1969 Best Fan Artist Hugo at the science fiction WorldCon, in St. Louis, USA that year. In 1974 he won the Yellow Kid Award at the Lucca comics festival in Italy. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame for comics artists in 2006.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughn_Bod%C4%93

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bode.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Ilqq302ut5W (some explicit covers)

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Mike Rockwitz (born 22 July, USA) has been an editor and colorist at Marvel, Image, and other publishers since the 1980s.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Srpw302uq8j

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Pierre Nicolas (born 22 July 1929, France), who is now retired, was a major French artist of Disney comics for many decades. From 1952 through 1978, his ‘Mickey à travers les Siècles’ series in “Le Journal de Mickey” placed Mickey in every era of history.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nicolas_pierre.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/VaF7302upO2

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César Ferioli (born 22 July 1959, Spain) is a comic book artist best known for his Mickey Mouse comics. His career began in 1978 with French publishers and his Disney work began with an Italian publisher. Since 1989, he has worked for the Danish publisher Egmont.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/ferioli_cesar.htm

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9sar_Ferioli

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pQl9302uoRq

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