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Karine Haaland (born 29 August 1966, Norway) is a comic strip creator, animator ,and illustrator known for the comic strip “Piray”.

Haaland made her publishing debut in the student paper “Universitas” in 1995, but her breakthrough came with inclusion into the Norwegian magazine “Larsons Gale Verden”, featuring the cartoons of Gary Larson. Her work has since been syndicated to several magazines and newspapers, most notably “Dagbladet”, “Dagsavisen”, and “Bergens Tidende”, although the latter has the distinction of having fired her over a censorship dispute. The books containing her work sell well in Norway and are printed in multiple editions.

For several years Haaland’s strip ran under no title, and featured no named characters. Eventually, recurring characters became named, such as Louïs who started appearing in 1996, Lolito first featured in 1997, Melis in 1999, and Soto & Simson in 2003. The strip was finally given the name “Piray” in 2005. Following a long run as supporting strip in “Larsons Gale Verden”, Haaland changed publisher and is currently featured in the monthly magazines dedicated to Bud Grace’s “Ernie” and Frode Øverli’s “Pondus”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/haaland_karine.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karine_Haaland
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/cu4V303FoXq

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Mike Leeke (born 28 August 1963, USA) broke into comics in 1985, when he landed a job as the penciler of “Robotech: The Macross Saga” for Comico Comics. When that assignment ended, he moved on to “The Elementals”.

In the 1990s, Leeke moved to Valiant to pencil “X-O Manowar”. While there, he also worked on “Hard Corps”, “PSI-Lords”, “Deathmate”, “The Visitor”, and “Dr. Mirage”. From 1998, he drew “Pantheon” for Lone Star Press.

Some of his Robotech work was reprinted by DC Comics in the early 2000s, and in 2014 Valiant reprinted much of his X‑O Manowar work.

At Wikia — http://robotech.wikia.com/wiki/Mike_Leeke
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AOxI303E43F

(Barry Windsor-Smith inked the cover of “H.A.R.D. Corps” #3, February 1993, over Mike Leeke’s pencils.)

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1978 Reuben Award: Jeff MacNelly, Editorial http://ift.tt/2bqDcUc #comics #Reubens #ReubenAwards #NCS #NationalCartoonistSociety

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Actress Buff Cobb (one-time wife of journalist Mike Wallace) reads comic books… #readingcomics #comicsreaders #comics http://ift.tt/1UI4QNZ

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Paolo Piffarerio (27 August 1924 – 30 June 2015, Italy) was an artist who published comics while still at art school, in the mid-1940s. During the 1950s his creative work was in animation with Gamma Film, considered a pioneer in the field of Italian animation.

From the 1960s he returned to comics. In 1961 he joined with writer Max Bunker to create the series “Viva l’Italia” for new publisher Editoriale Corno, followed in short order by “Atomik” (1962) and “Maschera Nera” (1963).

From 1975 to 1984, he joined Bunker on nearly 100 issues of the humorous spy series “Alan Ford”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/piffarerio_p.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Piffarerio
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/xXgQ303DqqU

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