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Make your plans now to attend the Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland. This will be an historic meeting, where more of us will meet face-to-face than ever before. Come by and visit our booth we will have at the show! More Information to come!


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Hy Eisman (born March 27, 1927) is an American cartoonist who writes and draws the Sunday strips The Katzenjammer Kids and Popeye. In December 2008, Eisman was the first to introduce the character of Bluto to the Popeye Sunday page. Bluto has continued to appear as the twin brother of Brutus.

He entered the comic strip field in 1950 and worked on several strips, including Kerry Drake, Little Iodine and Bunny. In comic books he was the last artist doing Little Lulu before it was cancelled in 1984. He took over The Katzenjammer Kids in 1986 and the Popeye Sunday strip in 1994. An extensive interview with Eisman on his career appeared in Hogan's Alley #15 (2007).

In 1976, Eisman became a teacher at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. On June 27, 2004, he married Florenz Greenberg. Their wedding invitation was a comic strip with Popeye and Olive Oyl.

Eisman won the 1975 National Cartoonists Society's Award for Best Humor Comic Book Cartoonist (for Gold Key's Nancy comic books). In 1983, he received an Award for his work on the Little Lulu comic book.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hy_Eisman

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Mark Verheiden (born March 26, 1956) is an American television, movie, and comic book writer. He is a co-executive producer for the television series Falling Skies for DreamWorks Television and the TNT Network.

Verheiden's introduction into writing comics came in June 1987, when he penned The American, which was published by Dark Horse Comics in its second year of operation. Starting in March of the following year, he wrote what was to be the first of many Verheiden/Dark Horse comics based on the 20th Century Fox film-series Aliens, and comics based on the similarly licensed property Predator soon followed.

In January 1989, he wrote the first of several stories featuring Superman for DC Comics' then-weekly title Action Comics, from #635. He has also written stories featuring popular icons like The Phantom, and contributed to the lauded A1 anthology. This was followed by Stalkers, a 12 issues series for Marvel Comics' Epic Comics imprint.

Verheiden has also contributed to scripts for the feature films The Mask, Timecop (he also wrote the Dark Horse comics adaptation of the film) and for the Smallville television-show. He was also supervising, then co-executive producer for Smallville during the first three seasons, as well as one of the writers on DC's Smallville comic, based on the series.

His Phantom stories featured in a 13-issue maxi-series from DC Comics (following a 4-issue Peter David written mini-series) and took on 'real-world issues', such as poisoning, illegal weapon trading, racism, and toxic dumping. The stories usually took a more psychological approach than the Lee Falk written comic strips. Luke McDonnell was the regular artist.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Verheiden

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Brian Bolland (born 1951) is a British comics artist. Best known in the UK as one of the definitive Judge Dredd artists for British comics anthology 2000 AD, he spearheaded the 'British Invasion' of the American comics industry, and in 1982 produced the artwork on Camelot 3000 (with author Mike W. Barr), which was DC's first 12-issue comicbook maxiseries created for the direct market.

His rare forays into interior art also include Batman: The Killing Joke, with UK-based writer Alan Moore, and a self-penned Batman: Black and White story. Bolland remains in high demand a cover artist, producing the vast majority of his work for DC Comics.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Bolland

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José Luis García-López (born March 26, 1948) is a Spanish comic book artist who works in the United States of America, mostly for DC Comics.

During the 1960s, García-López worked for Charlton Comics. In 1974 he moved to New York, where he met DC Comics editor Joe Orlando. His first interior art credit for DC was June 1975's "Nightmare In Gold" back-up in Action Comics #448, where he inked the pencils of artist Dick Dillin. The following month, he inked the pencils of Curt Swan on a "Private Life of Clark Kent" backup story in Superman #289, before graduating to full pencils on a back-up story (written by E. Nelson Bridwell in Detective Comics #452 (October 1975). The following month, García-López and writer Gerry Conway created the Hercules Unbound series and in April 1977, he and writer Michael Fleisher launched the Jonah Hex ongoing series. García-López and Conway collaborated on a Superman vs. Wonder Woman story in All-New Collectors' Edition #C-54 (1978). DC Comics Presents, a team-up title starring Superman was launched in 1978 by writer Martin Pasko and García-López. He drew a DC-Marvel crossover between Batman and the Hulk in DC Special Series #27 (Fall 1981). He penciled five issues of The New Teen Titans in 1985 and writer Marv Wolfman later commented that "I knew that I had this incredible artist who could draw almost anything that I wanted...So I decided to make the story just the biggest spectacle I could come up with."

Other notable works include Atari Force, Cinder and Ashe, Road to Perdition, Deadman, and various DC superheroes. His work on Twilight has been praised, receiving an Eisner Award nomination.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_Luis_García-López

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25 Years Ago This Month: Robert Crumb provides the cover to Weirdo #27 (http://www.comics.org/issue/47744/) featuring work by Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, Peter Bagge, Harvey Pekar, Joe Matt, Carol Lay, Julie Doucet, S. Clay Wilson, and others!

Weirdo was a magazine-sized comics anthology created by Robert Crumb and published by Last Gasp from 1981 to 1993.

Weirdo served as a "low art" counterpoint to its contemporary highbrow Raw. Early issues of Weirdo reflect Crumb's interests at the time – outsider art, fumetti, Church of the SubGenius-type anti-propaganda and assorted "weirdness." It also introduced artists such as Peter Bagge, Dori Seda and Dennis (Stickboy) Worden.

With issue #10, Crumb later handed over the editing reins to Bagge; with issue #18, the reins went to Crumb's wife, cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb (except for issue #25, which was again edited by Bagge). The three editorial tenures were known respectively as "Personal Confessions," the "Coming of the Bad Boys," and the "Twisted Sisters."

Weirdo's final issue, #28, an internationally themed 68-page giant titled Verre D'eau (in French, "glass of water"), was published in 1993.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weirdo_%28comics%29

Weirdo in the Grand Comics Database:
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25 Years Ago This Month: You'll get a kick out of the cover to Badger #57 (http://www.comics.org/issue/216115/) by Neil Hansen a.k.a. Spyder!

Badger in the Grand Comics Database:
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25 Years Ago This Month: The enemy is revealed while a universe trembles! It's The Avengers #315 (http://www.comics.org/issue/47689/), cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer!

The Avengers in the Grand Comics Database:
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Angel Medina (born March 25, 1964) is an American comic book artist known for his work for various comic book companies, including Megaton Comics, First Comics, Marvel Comics, and Image Comics.

Medina began his career at Megaton Comics, illustrating such titles as Berserker and Megaton. He subsequently worked for First Publishing, on such titles as Dreadstar and Hammer Of God in the late 1980s, before starting to work for Marvel Comics on The Incredible Hulk, Warlock and the Infinity Watch, Blackwulf, Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Marvel Knights Spider-Man.

Later he went to work for Image Comics, illustrating Sam and Twitch, a spinoff of the title Spawn. He later illustrated Spawn itself, and Kiss: Psycho Circus, based on the rock music group Kiss.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Medina_%28artist%29

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Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can.

In 1904, thousands watched as he tried to escape from special handcuffs commissioned by London's Daily Mirror, keeping them in suspense for an hour. Another stunt saw him buried alive and only just able to claw himself to the surface, emerging in a state of near-breakdown. While many suspected that these escapes were faked, Houdini presented himself as the scourge of fake spiritualists. As President of the Society of American Magicians, he was keen to uphold professional standards and expose fraudulent artists.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Houdini

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