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Manage your comics at my.comics.org

We are very happy to announce the opening of the my.comics.org subsite for general usage. This subsite introduces a comic collection functionality to our website and is of course based on our extensive database of international comics. Please note that my.comics.org is still in development and there are known useful features that are still to be implemented, although the essential collection functionality is available. Discussion about additional features and bug reports takes place on the gcd-main mailing list, feel free to chime in there, contact us by e-mail or even actively help us in the further development.

To switch to the collection functionality either go directly to my.comics.org or look for a link on the right side on series and issue pages.
Have fun with our exciting new feature!

GCD Comics Timeline

Stan Kaye (24 November 1916 - 21 June 1967) was Wayne Boring's regular Superman inker from 1944 on. He also penciled some humor features in the forties including Hayfoot Henry. He inked Curt Swan's work on the Superman 3-D book produced in 1953 and Swan's early work on the Superman/Batman team-ups in World's Finest.

Read about Stan Kaye at Comic Vine - http://www.comicvine.com/stan-kaye/4040-39532/

Explore items in the GCD with work by Stan Kaye - http://ow.ly/V0knY

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After twenty years of repairing bikes in his father's company, Jacques Devos (24 November 1924 - 27 January 1992, Belgium) turned to making comics in 1961. He began his career with Spirou magazine as a writer of numerous "mini-books" for artists like De Gieter, Kiko and Salverius. He soon also worked for the normal pages of Spirou, creating series like 'Tim et Tom' (1962-1965) and 'Whamoka et Whikilowat' (1963-1968) with Louis Salvérius and 'Djinn' with Kiko (1964-1966).

Read more about Jacques Devos at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/devos_j.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Jacques Devos - http://ow.ly/V0j6e

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Masamune Shirow (born 23 November 1961) was born in Kobe City, Japan. He studied at the Osaka University of Arts, and it was at this time that he made his debut in manga with 'Black Magic', which was published in the fanzine Atlas. After graduating, Masamune Shirow, which is a pseudonym, became an art teacher at a high school and created 'Appleseed', which won him a Galaxy Award for Best Science Fiction Comic in 1986.

Read more about Masamune Shirow at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/shirow_masamune.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Masamune Shirow - http://ow.ly/UWWKq

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Carl Gafford (born 23 November 1953) is a colorist and occasional editor who has worked for several decades in the comics industry. His work has spanned several publishers, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Topps Comics.

Read more about Carl Gafford at Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gafford

Explore items in the GCD with work by Carl Gafford - http://ow.ly/UWXRI

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Karel Boumans (23 November 1931 - 3 April 2003, Belgium) joined the Vandersteen studios in 1952, after attending the Saint-Luc Institute in Schaarbeek. He started out as a letterer, but eventually took on drawing backgrounds and inking for several humorous series, such as 'De Familie Snoek', ''t Prinske', 'De Vrolijke Bengels' and 'Het Plezante Circus'. He was the main artist of 'De Grappen van Lambiek', that appeared in the Catholic magazine De Bond.

Read more about Karel Boumans at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/boumans_karel.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Karel Boumans - http://ow.ly/UWXvh

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David T. Wenzel (born 22 November 1950) is an illustrator and children's book artist. He is best known for his graphic novel adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Read more about David Wenzel at Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wenzel

Explore items in the GCD with work by David Wenzel - http://ow.ly/UU205

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Paul Cuvelier (22 November 1923 - 5 August 1978, Belgium) is one of the classic European comic artists. He was one of the key artists of the early years of Tintin magazine, along with Hergé, Jacques Martin and Edgar P. Jacobs. He already had his first illustration published in Le Petit Vingtième at the age of 7. His early interest went out to sculpting and painting, and he went to the Academy in Fine Arts in Mons. It was Hergé, who suggested to Cuvelier to start a career in comics. He drew his first comic, 'Le Canyon Mystérieux', in 1945.

Read more about Paul Cuvelier at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cuvelier.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Paul Cuvelier - http://ow.ly/UU0Oq

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Larry Welz was born in Bakersfield, California on 21 November 1948. He got involved with underground comix in the 1960s, creating Captain Guts in 1969, a comic full of sex and violence. He made Cherry Comics in 1984, a parody series. Larry Welz moved from the West Coast to Roswell, New Mexico, where he and his wife self-publish Cherry Comics (starring 'Cherry Poptart') and created the graphic novel 'The Bird'.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/welz_l.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Larry Welz - http://ow.ly/UTZ70

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Claude Moliterni (21 November 1932 - 22 January 2009) was a prolific writer, editor, and critic who was one of the founders of the Angoulême International Comics Festival. He was a key player in the 20th Century's re-consideration of comics as a vital cultural and artistic force through his writing and exhibition organizing.

Read more about Claude Moliterni at Comics Reporter - http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/claude_moliterni_1932_2009/

Explore items in the GCD with work by Claude Moliterni - http://ow.ly/UTWco

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