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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.

GCD Comics Timeline

Cover for World of Archie (Archie, 1992 series) #11 http://ift.tt/28WR8Zt #comics #swimming

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Warren Kremer (26 June 1921 – 24 July 2003, USA) was born in the Bronx as the son of a sign painter, from whom he inherited his steady drawing hand. He studied at the School of Industrial Arts and went straight into print services, working for pulp magazines. He gradually took on more comics work in Ace Publications, his first title being ‘Hap Hazard’.

Kremer ended up working for Harvey Comics, where he stayed for 35 years and became a leading penciller, working on titles such as ‘Casper’, ‘Little Max’, ‘Joe Palooka’, ‘Stumbo the Giant’, ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Richie Rich’ and ‘Little Audrey’ (which very likely has its origin in Marge’s ‘Little Lulu’).

Continue reading about Warren Kremer at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kremer_warren.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Warren Kremer — http://ow.ly/Ou9k301Dx3q

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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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