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GCD Comics Timeline
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/loisel.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9gis_Loisel
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/9ZEt306MM4 (some explicit images)
In 1973, his stories began appearing in “Dark Shadows”, “Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery”, “The Twilight Zone”, and other titles at Western’s Gold Key imprint.
From 1975 to 1977, Warner was an editor for Marvel’s black-and-white magazines. He worked on “Dracula Lives!”, “Savage Tales”, “Planet of the Apes”, and other titles.
His stories continued to appear in Marvel comics and magazines through 1977. He co-created ‘Ulysses Bloodstone’, which first appeared in “Marvel Presents” in 1975. He wrote the “Son of Satan” series that followed the character’s introductory run in “Marvel Spotlight”.
Warner returned to Gold Key from 1979 through 1982 to write the relaunched “Flash Gordon” title.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Warner_(comics)
Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/ynDs306LI2D
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/xcfw306LI0W
(George Wilson painted the cover of “Dark Shadows” #18, February 1973.)
He specialized in historical, Viking, and western stories, including ‘Mister Grizzly’, ‘Abraham Lincoln’, and ‘Kleine Antilope’.
In the late 1960s, Sels and Edgard Gastmans produced stories of the wild-west feature ‘Bessy’ at Vandersteen for the German market. In 1969, Sels founded Studio Sels — there, he and Gastman continued to produce ‘Bessy’ for Bastei Verlag.
Through Studio Sels, he also created the feature ‘Silberpfeil, der Junge Häuptling’, which first appeared in the weekly “Felix” and then in its own weekly comic from 1971 until the late 1980s.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sels_f.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/htjE306LHTe
During World War II, Kresse was an illustrator and also studied animation. He joined Toonder Studios in 1943 and participated in some of their illegal productions.
In 1946, he created his best-known feature, the newspaper strip ‘Eric de Noorman’. For this story, mixing historical and fantasy elements, he used the realistic style for which he remains famous. He continued the strip until 1964, and then created a spin-off feature in “Pep” from 1966 to 1974.
His second main series, ‘Les Peaux-Rouges’, depicting the history of the Native Americans during the Spanish conquests of North America, debuted in 1973. He produced it until 1982, when he had to retire due to failing eyesight.
Kresse received the 1976 Stripschapprijs, the lifetime-achievement award from the Dutch national organization for comics, Stripschap.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kresse.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_G._Kresse
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/cdwy306LHxu
In the late 1940s he moved to New York City and worked as an assistant on strips at the Herald Tribune Syndicate. In 1950, he began publishing with EC Comics.
Davis was particularly known for his depiction of the Crypt-Keeper, host of stories in “Tales from the Crypt”. His story ‘Foul Play’ was cited in the anti-comics treatise “Seduction of the Innocent” (1954). He drew for the war books also, with an affinity for stories set in the USA Civil War.
He appeared in the first 30 issues of “Mad” (1952–1956), covering the title’s transition from comic to magazine. He appeared in every issue of “Panic” (1954–1956). He returned to “Mad” in the mid-1960s and appeared in every issue for decades.
Davis received the National Cartoonists Society’s Advertising Award in 1980, their Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, and their Reuben Award in 2000. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2003.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Davis_(cartoonist)
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/davis.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/rsQk306JlER
Sergio Bonelli became a writer in the late 1950s. He used the pen-name ‘Guido Nolitta’ to distinguish himself from his father. In 1961, he and artist Gallieno Ferri created “Zagor”. Bonelli wrote almost all Zagor stories until 1980.
In the late 1970s, he wrote numerous “Tex Willer” stories. In 1990 he created the mini-series “River Bill” with art by Francesco Gamba.
He became chairman of Sergio Bonelli Editore (at that time called Edizioni Araldo) in 1957. The present name of the company was adopted in 1990.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Bonelli
Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/xF7G306JlsV
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/mSM2306Jlsg
His art career began in the early 1990s. He was the regular artist on “Spelljammer” at DC Comics in 1990 and 1991, and on “The Ray” mini-series in 1992. He also published at Marvel and Acclaim/Valiant.
He formed his own Event Comics in the late 1990s, publishing titles such as “Ash” and “Painkiller Jane”.
Quesada became the editor of the Marvel imprint Marvel Knights in 1998. He became editor-in-chief of Marvel in 2000, a position he held until 2011 — the longest tenure in that position other than Stan Lee’s.
He became the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel in 2010.
Quesada received a Diamond Gem Award for Best Cover in 1993, for “X-O Manowar” #0.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Quesada
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/q/quesada.htm
Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/wa7v306Gt3o
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/bvro306GsYF
Morris began ‘Lucky Luke’ in “Spirou” (published by Dupuis, who also published the early albums). In 1955, his friend René Goscinny took over the writing, continuing on the series until his death in 1977.
Morris became one of "La bande des quatre" (Gang of 4), with Jijé (Joseph Gillain), André Franquin, and Will (Willy Maltaite). In the 1950s, these artists defined the ‘Marcinelle School’ that was prominent in “Spirou”. It is distinct from the ‘Clear Line’ (‘Ligne claire’) style that prevailed at “Tintin” (published by Lombard).
Goscinny helped to launch “Pilote” (published by Dargaud), and Morris brought ‘Lucky Luke’ to the magazine and the publisher. (Goscinny would also gain fame as the writer of ‘Asterix’.) He drew the series until his retirement in 2002.
Morris received the Grand Prix St. Michel at Brussels in 1972, and the Grand Prix de la ville d’Angoulême in 1992.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morris.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_%28cartoonist%29In the GCD — http://ow.ly/v024306Gsyl
He began his comic-book career in the late 1970s and early 1980s as an inker, penciler, and colorist on stories in the original “Captain Canuck” comics. He used his full given name, Jean-Claude, on these comics.
St. Aubin spent the next decade in commercial graphic design, when he also became a husband and a father.
In the mid-1990s, he returned to comic books. He published stories at DC Comics and Topps. He inked “Punx” over pencils by Keith Giffen at Acclaim/Valiant in 1995. In 1997 and 1998 he drew stories in “Mars Attacks” and “Xena” comics at Topps.
From 2001 to 2008, St. Aubin drew “The Victorian” at Penny-Farthing Press. From 2009 to 2011, he drew almost the entire “R.E.B.E.L.S.” series at DC Comics.
He recently drew two graphic novels about Canadian history, “The Loxleys and the War of 1812” (2012) and “The Loxleys and Confederation” (2015), both written by Alan Grant.
St. Aubin was inducted into the Joe Shuster Awards Hall of Fame in 2010.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/st-aubin_jc.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/zSMT306ELRp
His career began in animation at Max Fleischer’s studio. He moved to the comic-book industry in the late 1930s, publishing at DC Comics, Ultem (“Funny Pages”, “Star Comics”, etc.), and Centaur.
From 1939 until he went into the military in 1943, he was an editor and cover artist at Quality Comics.
During the war, he drew strips for the military paper Stars & Stripes. After the war, he free-lanced at Quality until the early 1950s.
After leaving comics, Fox moved to advertising. He also assisted his friend Dik Browne on the ‘Hi and Lois’ strip, as well as occasional assists on other strips.
Later, working as a political cartoonist for the Connecticut newspapers The Fairfield Citizen and the Connecticut Post, he was nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gill_Fox
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fox_gill.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/aHF0306C9DH
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