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Wij zijn een internationale vrijwilligersorganisatie die zich als doel gesteld heeft alle strips ter wereld te catalogiseren. Van oorsprong vooral Amerikaanse comics, maar tegenwoordig ook steeds meer strips uit de rest van de wereld.


Mei 2016: Eerder deze week werd TV Century 21 #89 goedgekeurd en daarmee de 250.000e index in de GCD! Felicitaties aan indexeerder Steve Jenner en natuurlijk het hele GCD-team!

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GCD Comics Timeline

Tom Moore (28 May 1928 – 20 July 2015, USA) was a comic book artist who had a longtime association with Archie Comics. He started out as a cartoonist while serving in the US Navy during the Korean War, creating the ‘Chick Call’ strip for military service publications. Back in civil life, he attended the Cartoonist and Illustrator School in New York and joined Archie Comics shortly afterwards, in 1953.

He drew one comic book a month until 1961, when he went to work in public relations. He made his comeback in the 1970s as an artist for ‘Snuffy Smith’, ‘Underdog’ and ‘Mighty Mouse’, before eventually returning to Archie. During this period, he was mostly working on the ‘Jughead’ character. He retired in the late 1980s, and subsequently taught at El Paso Community College. He passed away in his hometown El Paso, Texas, in July 2015, aged 86.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/moore_tom.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Tom Moore — http://ow.ly/DtCX300FIY4

(The image shown is from the Lambiek Comiclopedia page for Tom Moore.)

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As a student at the Vancouver School of Art, Lynn Johnston (born 28 May 1947, Canada) leaned towards commercial illustration. After graduation, she first worked in an animation studio, and then at McMaster University as a medical illustrator. During her first pregnancy however, she created numerous panel cartoons which led to three books: ‘David, We’re Pregnant!’, ‘Hi, Mom! Hi, Dad!’ and ‘Do They Ever Grow Up?’.

In 1978, Johnston signed a contract with Universal Press Syndicate and her masterwork ‘For Better or For Worse’ debuted on 9 September 1979. She continued the strip throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s; Universal has been distributing reruns since 2010. Lynn Johnston was given the society’s coveted Reuben for 1986 and its Best Newspaper Comic Strip in 1991. The International Museum of Cartoon Art inducted her into its Hall of Fame in 1997, making Johnston the first woman to be so honored. She lives and works in Ontario.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/johnston_lynn.htm

Read about Lynn Johnston at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Johnston

Explore items in the GCD with work by Lynn Johnston — http://ow.ly/96FF300FIlV

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Joakim Pirinen (born 28 May 1961, Sweden) is an illustrator, author, and comic creator. One of the most acclaimed artists to make his debut during the 1980s wave of ‘artistic’ and ‘adult’ comics in Sweden, Pirinen was, and still is, a regular contributor to the Swedish alternative comics magazine Galago.

Pirinen's comic album debut came in 1984 with Välkommen Till Sandlådan (‘Welcome to the Sandbox’), but his true breakthrough came with Socker-Conny (‘Sugar-Conny’) in 1985, a graphic novel about an anarchistic borderline personality.

Pirinen has a very distinct and unique style, playing as few of his peers with art and language, with time and space. He has also written some rather unusual prose.

From Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joakim_Pirinen

Explore items in the GCD with work by Joakim Pirinen — http://ow.ly/gXwd300FHU5

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Scottish artist Sydney Jordan (born 28 May 1928? 1931?, UK), initially drawn towards a career in flying, studied at the Miles Aircraft Technical College in Reading. Unable to find a job, he joined a small artists’ studio in Dundee, his place of birth. He assisted Len Fullerton on his comic ‘Dora, Toni and Liz’ and came up with a new science-fiction character, Orion. In 1952, he moved to London and started working for the agency Man’s World. Here, he came up with ‘Dick Hercules’, and submitted his Orion character to the Daily Express, who advised him to make his hero an RAF pilot: Jeff Hawke was born.

After the first few aircraft episodes, ‘Jeff Hawke’ took off into space and became a popular feature of the Daily Express. Sydney Jordan and his friend Willy Patterson, who wrote the scenarios, devoted themselves to this series, which appeared until 1974 and was translated and published in countries all over Europe. In the mid 1970s Jordan produced the one-shot ‘Hall Star’ for the Dutch comics weekly Eppo, which he didn’t complete until the mid 1980s. It was published in 1987 and 1988 as ‘Stranded on Thyton’.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jordan_sydney.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Sydney Jordan — http://ow.ly/cgQq300FHv6

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Charles Berberian (born 28 May 1959, France) stands as one of the leading present-day comics authors, together with his writing companion Philippe Dupuy. Berberian was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and spent many years of his childhood in Lebanon. At the age of 18, he took courses in Fine Arts in Paris, where he met François Avril. Berberian’s first comics works were published in the fanzine Band’à Part, where he developed a style influenced by Ralph Steadman and Tomi Ungerer.

In 1983, he met Philippe Dupuy, with whom he has worked on several projects ever since, each cooperating on both scenario and artwork. Dupuy and Berberian began their collaboration with an homage to Hergé and several works in P.L.G.P.P.U.R. These first efforts for the latter were collected in the album ‘Les Héros ne Meurent Jamais’ by L’Association in 1991. They then joined Fluide Glacial magazine, for which they created ‘Red, Basile et Gégé’ and most notably, ‘Le Journal d’Henriette’, the diary of a timid young adolescent girl. This series, which was later retitled to simply ‘Henriette’, was continued in Je Bouquine from 1995 and in Spirou from 2003.

Continue reading about Charles Berberian at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/berberian.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Charles Berberian — http://ow.ly/MQXA300FGX4

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Aldo Capitanio (28 May 1952 – 20 September 2001, Italy) was born in Camisano Vicentino in 1952. He studied at the Institute of Art and Crafts of Padua, and started his career in 1972, when he published the story ‘Nel Giorno delle Nozze’ in magazine Eureka. A year later, he started working for Il Giornalino, creating short comics stories, some with writer Renato Gelardini. In 1980, Aldo Capitanio was employed by publisher Mondadori to draw for the series ‘Storia i Fumetti’, with text by Enzo Biagi. In 1989, he started his collaboration with the publishing house Bonelli, where he made a few episodes of ‘Nick Raider’, written by Claude Nizzi, and also worked on ‘Tex Willer’, for which he received an award in 1995. Aldo Capitanio continued to work for Bonelli until his death in September, 2001.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/capitanio_aldo.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Aldo Capitanio — http://ow.ly/zm4G300FGxs

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Mark Wheatley (born 27 May 1954, USA) is an illustrator, writer, editor, and publisher in the comic book field. Wheatley’s comic book and pulp creations include Breathtaker, Mars, and Blood of the Innocent, all illustrated by his frequent collaborator Marc Hempel. Wheatley has written books, comic books, and television shows, and his illustrations have appeared in magazines, books, comic books, and games.

Continue reading about Mark Wheatley at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Wheatley_%28comics%29

Explore items in the GCD with work by Mark Wheatley — http://ow.ly/rmaW300DmOb

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Albertine Randall (27 May 1863 – 7 January 1954, USA) was one of the earliest female cartoonists. She was born in San Francisco, the youngest of four children, and attended the San Francisco School of Design. She drew magazine illustrations for Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s Young People, St. Nicholas and others.

The artist married San Francisco businessman and Harvard graduate, Fairfax Henry Wheelan, in San Francisco in 1887. They had two sons, Edgar Stow Wheelan and Fairfax Randall Wheelan. Edgar Wheelan created the comic strip ‘Minute Movies’, and also went on to become a nationally syndicated comic artist. When her husband died in San Francisco in 1915, the artist settled in New York City, and signed many of her later works with her married name, Albertine Randall Wheelan.

In 1931 she created and self-published the popular comic strip, ‘The Dumbunnies’, about the cute little rabbit family who live in the small town of Rabbitboro. After first reading ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Albertine was “fascinated by the delightful lunacy of the March Hare and the fussy White Rabbit,” so she decided to create this little community of humanized rabbits. She suggested that “if you follow carefully the antics of Dad, Ma, Dick, Dora, Daniel, and Dummy, maybe you’ll discover that you, too, have a little Dumbunny in your home.”

She illustrated many children’s books and contributed art to several holiday covers for the New York Herald Tribune’s Sunday supplements as well as other periodicals. In later years the artist worked from her studio in Greenwich Village, before retiring and living with her two sons in Connecticut. Mrs. Wheelan lived an active life to age 90, and died peacefully in January 1954.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/randall_albertine.htm

(The image shown is from the Lambiek Comiclopedia page for Albertine Randall.)

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George Freeman (born 27 May 1951, Canada) is a comic book penciller, inker, and colorist. His comic-book illustrating career began with Richard Comely’s independent Canadian publication, Captain Canuck. He subsequently worked on several superhero comics, such as DC Comics’ Green Lantern and Aquaman, and Marvel Comics’ Jack of Hearts, and The Avengers. He drew a story in Batman Annual #11, written by Alan Moore.

He was one of several rotating artists on the short-lived horror comic anthology Wasteland by writer and actor Del Close and writer John Ostrander. Freeman alternated with artists Don Simpson, William Messner-Loebs, and David Lloyd on drawing one of the three horror stories in each issue, the fourth artist providing the cover.

In 1991, Freeman co-founded Digital Chameleon, a Winnipeg-based comics coloring and inking studio. He was a 1996 Eisner Awards nominee as Best Colorist for Topps’ The X-Files comic. In 2010, he was inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame.

From Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Freeman_%28comics%29

Explore items in the GCD with work by George Freeman — http://ow.ly/xNXs300DkSG

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Lectrr (Steven Degryse, born 27 May 1979, Belgium) was born in Rumbeke but has set up his headquarters in Ghent. His absurd, hilarious cartoons can be found in magazines all over Europe, and are translated into french, german, turkish and english. He has published his ‘Hara Kiwi’ cartoons in Maxim, Veronica Magazine, Mo*, Algemeen Dagblad, Stripgids and many others. Lectrr also publishes in various comic-related magazines like Myx, Ink or Zone 5300. His comic strip ‘Lars’ is published in Algemeen Dagblad, and was collected in the book ‘Lars Attacks!’. He is the regular cartoonist for De Standaard since early 2011. In that same year he was appointed municipal artist-in-residence of the city of Turnhout for a period of two years.

From Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lectrr.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Lectrr — http://ow.ly/nncI300DgT9

(The image shown is from the Lambiek Comiclopedia page for Lectrr.)

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De Grand Comics Database Project (GCD) is een vrijwilligersorganisatie die zich tot doel stelt alle strips te documenteren voor wetenschap, geschiedkundigen, onderzoekers en liefhebbers.
De GCD erkent dat, door de alomvattende aard van het project, het mogelijk is dat er afbeeldingen getoond worden die sommigen aanstootgevend zullen vinden.
Daarom raden we de website met discretie te gebruiken.
Het Grand Comics Database Team
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Statistieken voor Nederlandse strips
7,064 series
71,243 delen
626 varianten
11,435 geïndexeerde delen
23,544 omslagen
59,953 verhalen
Laatste bijgewerkte delen
9,381 uitgevers
6,150 beeldmerken
4,956 officiële uitgeversnamen
98,038 series
1,280,594 delen
56,200 varianten
250,214 geïndexeerde delen
594,587 omslagen
1,702,772 verhalen