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GCD Comics Timeline

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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Georges Pichard (17 January 1920 – 7 June 2003, France) was a comics artist. He was known for numerous magazine and album covers, usually featuring pornographic drawings of voluptuous women.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pichard.htm (some explicit images)
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Pichard
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pJmc3084wfp (some explicit images)

(Pichard created the cover of “Carmen”, 1985.)

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Christopher Schenck (born 16 January 1963, USA) is an artist and educator with over two decades of experience in comics, TV animation, concept art and art direction.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/wBJl3082bW0

(Christopher Schenck painted the cover of “Robin Hood” #1, July 1991.)

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Garth Ennis (born 16 January 1970, UK) is a Northern Irish comics writer, best known for the Vertigo series “Preacher” with artist Steve Dillon and his successful nine-year run on the Marvel Comics ‘Punisher’ franchise.

He has collaborated with artists such as Steve Dillon and Glenn Fabry on “Preacher”, John McCrea on “Hitman”, and Carlos Ezquerra on both “Preacher” and “Hitman”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Ennis
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/X8LY7

(Glenn Fabry painted the cover of “Preacher” #50, June 1999.)

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Al Davison (born 16 January 1960, UK) is a comic book writer and artist. His debut story was the first edition of his autobiography, “Spiral Cage” (Renegade Press, 1988), describing his life with spina bifida. Titan released an expanded edition in 1990, and Active Images, the definitive edition in 2003.

He drew “Teknophage” in 1996 (Big Entertainment). He drew “Vermilliion”, written by Lucius Shepherd, for DC’s Vertigo imprint (1996–1997).

He has also drawn stories and story arcs in titles from IDW, Renaissance Press, Fleetway, and other publishers.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/davison_a.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davison
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/KEro3082a41

(Davison painted the cover of “Spiral Cage”, September 1988.)

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