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250,000 comics indexed!

Indexing milestone: TV Century 21 #89 (1 Oct 1966) is our 250,000th indexed comic on the site! Thanks to indexer Steve Jenner, and to all the indexers who preceded him and continue to contribute.

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We now have 600,000 cover scans on the site!

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Adrienne Roy (28 June 28 – 14 December 2010, USA) was a comic book color artist who worked mostly for DC Comics. She was largely responsible for coloring the Batman line (Batman and Detective Comics) throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

Continue reading about Adrienne Roy at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrienne_Roy

Explore items in the GCD with work by Adrienne Roy — http://ow.ly/QeNA301HfQf

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Mike Royer (born 28 June 1941, USA) is a comic book artist and inker, best known for his work with pencilers Russ Manning and Jack Kirby. In later life Royer became a freelance product designer and character artist for The Walt Disney Company.

Continue reading about Mike Royer at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Royer

Explore items in the GCD with work by Mike Royer — http://ow.ly/szzF301HfnM

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Philippe Druillet (born 28 June 1944, France) is one of the most influential French authors and is well known for his baroque drawings and bizarre science-fiction stories. Druillet was born in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France but spent his youth in Spain, returning to France in 1952 after the death of his father. After working as a photographer for a couple of years, Druillet made his debut in comics with ‘Lone Sloane, le Mystère des Abîmes’, a comic book published by Losfeld in 1966, that drew inspiration from Druillet’s favorite science-fiction writers Van Vogt and Lovecraft.

In 1970, he joined Pilote magazine, and he resumed working on ‘Lone Sloane’, using an innovative page-setting and contrasted colors for the designs of gigantic structures, that earned him the nickname "space architect". A ‘Lone Sloane’ collection called ‘Les six voyages de Lone Sloane’ was published by Dargaud in 1972, and the character also starred in the story ‘Délirius’, that Druillet made with textwriter Jacques Lob in 1973. He then worked with Demuth again on the Elric-inspired ‘Yragaël’ (1973) and ‘Urm le Fou’ (1974). Additionally, he was present in Phénix with a black-and-white comic about the deformed and degenerated character ‘Vuzz’.

Continue reading about Philippe Druillet at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/druillet.htm

Read about Philippe Deuillet at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Druillet

Explore items in the GCD with work by Philippe Druillet — http://ow.ly/NuNz301HdFX

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Frans Van Immerseel (28 June 1909 – 5 February 1978, Belgium) was a famous painter, caricaturist and illustrator from Flanders. His cartoons and caricatures appeared in a variety of magazines, such as De Waarheid, Het Gazet van Antwerpen, De Schelde, De Standaard, De Morgenpost, Haardvriend, as well as the publications of De Goede Pers in Averbode, of which he was chief graphics in the 1930s. He founded his own press agency Het Rad in 1938.

He started his stop-comic ‘De Lotgevallen van Janssens’ in January 1937 in Ons Kinderland. Until the War, this strip appeared in a variety of Flemish and Dutch magazines. It also appeared in France and Germany. In 1951, he created the text comic ‘Sjengske’ in Het Gazet van Limburg and De Stem. In addition, he briefly drew ‘Teun Koekeloere’ in De Antwerpse Post in 1964.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/van-immerseel_frans.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Frans Van Immerseel — http://ow.ly/wbY7301HcXZ

(The image shown is from the Comiclopedia page for Van Immerseel.)

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Joe Giella (born 27 June 1928, USA) attended the School of Industrial Art and the Art Students League in New York City, and took commercial art courses at Hunter College. Giella’s education was interrupted for eight years while he served in the Navy Reserve. Giella worked as a comic book artist for the medium’s two major publishers, DC and Marvel.

In addition to his work on superheroes, Giella did freelance work for such prestigious firms as McCann Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Doubleday and Communigraphics. Giella’s work for publisher Simon & Schuster includes a strength and fitness book and a superhero cookbook. He has worked on many syndicated comic strips. Giella penciled and inked ‘Batman’ for four years (1966), doing his best to imitate Bob Kane. Joe Giella assisted on several syndicated strips, including ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘The Phantom’, ‘Johnny Reb’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’.

Since 1991, Joe Giella has drawn ‘Mary Worth’ for King Featuers. It is one of the classic soap-opera comic strips, which was scripted by John Saunders until 2003 and by Karen Moy since then. In 2006, the United States Postal Service honored Giella by using his art on two postage stamps in the DC Comics Super Heroes Collection.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/giella_joe.htm

Read about Joe Giella at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Giella

Explore items in the GCD with work by Joe Giella — http://ow.ly/Y9FY301ETNM

(On the cover of All-American Western #111, December 1949-January 1950, Joe Giella inked over pencils by Alex Toth.)

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Bernie Mireault (born 27 June 1961; Canada) was born in Marville, France, where both parents were stationed while working for the Canadian Forces. In 1963, the Mireault family moved back to Canada.

Raised as an Anglophone in Rawdon, Quebec, he has been an active participant in the Montreal underground comix scene, participating in the comix jams since their early inception and contributing to local zines and underground publications.

At the same time he has worked in the mainstream comics industry as an artist and colourist, as well as an animator and illustrator.

Continue reading about Bernie Mireault at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Mireault

Explore items in the GCD with work by Bernie Mireault — http://ow.ly/kaPY301ESfk

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Ruben Moreira (27 June 1922 – 21 May 1984, Puerto Rico) moved to the USA as a child. He did his first comic book artwork for Planet Comics (‘Reef Ryan’), Fight Comics, Ranger Comics and Wing Comics, all by Fiction House.

He took over the ‘Tarzan’ Sunday page from Burne Hogarth from 1945 to 1947 under the pseudonym “Rubimor”. His style was less spectacular then Hogarth’s, yet his storytelling had a resemblance to the writing of Tarzan’s creator, Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Continue reading about Ruben Moreira at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rubimor.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Ruben Moreira — http://ow.ly/k2eJ301EQFE

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