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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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Jerry Bingham (born 25 June 1953, USA) works as an illustrator, designer and comic book artist. He has done art for comic books by Marvel, First, TSR, Malibu, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal and others.

He is best known for his contributions to ‘Marvel Team-Up’ and the DC graphic novel ‘Batman: Son of the Demon’. Other titles he worked on are ‘Onyx Overlord’ (Marvel, text by Moebius, Randy and Jean-Marc Lofficier), ‘Beowulf’ (First Comics), and a comic adaptation of ‘Alien Nation’ (DC). His work has been featured in Heavy Metal and Omni Magazine.

He left comics in the late 1990s and has since worked on making production art for movies and designs for Disney theme parks and shopping centers at the West Coast.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bingham_jerry.htm

Read about Jerry Bingham at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Bingham

Explore items in the GCD with work by Jerry Bingham — http://ow.ly/Tg2x301CFPu

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Cover for Batman: The Long Halloween (DC, 1996 series) #10 http://ift.tt/28UtdIp

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Just Pinned to Father's Day: Cover for Dennis the Menace (Hallden; Fawcett, 1959 series) #80 (http://ift.tt/290Fuf9 )

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Alex Toth (25 June 1928 – 27 May 2006, USA) was one of the most influential artists in American comics. While still at school, he began his career at the age of 15, working in the comic book field through Steve Douglas’ Famous Funnies shop, illustrating true stories for Heroic magazine.

After graduating from the High School of Industrial Art, Shelly Mayer hired him to work at National/DC Comics and he worked there from 1947 to 1952. He worked on superhero stories starring among others ‘The Flash’, ‘Dr. Mid-Nite’, ‘The Atom’ and ‘Green Lantern’.

Continue reading about Alex Toth at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/toth_a.htm

Read about Alex Toth at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Toth

Explore items in the GCD with work by Alex Toth — http://ow.ly/pAfv301CF4b

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Peyo, pseudonym of Pierre Culliford (25 June 1928 – 24 December 1992, Belgium), is known all over the world as the creator of the ‘Smurfs’, or ‘Les Schtroumpfs’ as they are called in French.

The origins of these funny blue dwarves lie in Peyo’s medieval ‘Johan et Pirlouit’ series, that appeared in Spirou magazine during its glory days in the 1950s.

The huge popularity of the Smurfs resulted in an animated feature film (1975), a 3D feature film (2011), an extensive merchandise line, a Hanna-Barbera TV series, and a Smurf theme park in Metz, France (called Big Bang Schtroumpf from 1989-91, and Walibi Schtroumpf from 1991-2002, bought by Six Flags in 1998).

Continue reading about Peyo at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/peyo.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Peyo — http://ow.ly/rExv301CEmZ

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Denis Rodier (born 24 June 1963, Canada) is an illustrator, animator and comic artist from Québec. Besides local comics, he has worked extensively for American publishers, as well as the European market.

Born in Nominingue, he studied Plastic Arts at Sainte-Thérèse College and Graphic Design at Montreal’s Ahuntsic College. It was during this period that he made his first comic stories for Pop Rock magazine.

In 1988, he started working as an inker for DC Comics. After some fill-in issues, he became the regular inker of Val Semeiks on ‘The Demon’. Between 1991 and 1997 he was the inker of ‘Superman’ stories for Action Comics and some other related titles, such as ‘The Adventures of Superman’.

He additionally inked issues of ‘The Badger’ for First Comics and he was one of the pencillers of the comic book adaptation of the Steven Spielberg film ‘Hook’ for Marvel Comics in 1991.

Continue reading about Denis Rodier at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rodier_denis.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Denis Rodier — http://ow.ly/vnbb301AsHA

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When he was only 10 years old, Jesse Santos (24 June 1928 – 27 April 2013, The Philippines) painted a mural that was placed in front of the town church. He began drawing professionaly at age 15. He did portraits of the American GI’s and Japanese soldiers that occupied his hometown. He was working as a sidewalk portrait artist, when he was noted by cartoonist Tony Velasquez.

Santos began his comics career in 1946 with the ‘Kidlat’ feature in Halaklak, the first Filipino comic book. Santos then joined Pilipino Komiks to create the detective strip ‘DI 13’ together with Damy Velasquez. The series became the country’s most famous detective comic, and also knew several spin-offs, such as ‘DI Jr, and even a movie adaptation.

Santos was the chief artist for Paraluman magazine, staff artist for Gold Star Publishing, Ace Publications, Graphic Arts Inc. and G. Miranda & Sons Publishing Co. He cooperated with Mars Ravelo, Pablo Gomez, Greg Igna De Dios, Mauro Cabuhat and Larry Tuazon on such comic book serials as ‘Inspirasiyon’, ‘Boksingerea’, ‘Dambanang Putik’, ‘ROTC’, ‘Paula’, ‘Tomador’ and ‘Dar Aguila’.

Santos moved to the United States in 1969, where he began an association with Western Publications in 1970. He did the book illustrations for ‘Davy Crockett’, and illustrated Gold Key titles like ‘Brothers of the Spear’, ‘Dagar’, ‘Dr. Spektor’ and ‘Tragg’. He also worked for ‘Mystery Digest’ and ‘Red Circle Comics’. He was also active as a painter.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/santos_jesse.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Jesse Santos — http://ow.ly/cbIp301AssB

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Mike Wieringo (24 June 1963 – 12 August 2007, USA) worked for every major publisher including Marvel, DC and Image Comics since the 1990s. His first major work was on ‘The Flash’ for DC Comics with writer Mark Waid. Mike established a look and feel for that title that has influenced other artists on that title for years.

Wieringo worked on most of the major characters in the comics industry including ‘Rogue’, ‘Robin’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Superman’, ‘X-Men’ and many others. He also was co-creator of the popular ‘Tellos’ comic series with writer Todd Dezago. He reunited with writer Mark Waid to re-invigorate the ‘Fantastic Four’ for Marvel Comics, and cooperated with Peter David on the title ‘Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’.

Mike also did animation design, licensing illustration and package art for many companies. Mike Wieringo died of a heart attack at his home in Durham, North Carolina, at the age of 44.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wieringo_mike.htm

Read about Mike Wieringo at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Wieringo

Explore items in the GCD with work by Mike Wieringo — http://ow.ly/8dcM301ArtX

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Alan Zelenetz (born 24 June 1948, USA) is a film producer and comic-book writer best known for co-creating the series Alien Legion for the Marvel Comics imprint Epic Comics and a founder of Ovie Entertainment.

Zelenetz also wrote several issues of Marvel’s Moon Knight series, several issues of Thor and a run of Conan the King (issues #16–28). He was the main author and researcher for The Official Handbook of the Conan Universe, a guide to the Hyborian Age, the fictional setting of the Conan the Cimmerian stories.

Continue reading about Alan Zelenetz at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Zelenetz

Explore items in the GCD with work by Alan Zelenetz — http://ow.ly/8J63301AnGL
(The cover of Alien Legion 1, April 1984, was by Frank Cirocco.)

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