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Support for migrating text credits to creator links!

We deployed new functionalities for creator credits and features. There is now support for migrating existing text entries to matching creator records (or feature records). The way we record signatures also changed after we gained experience with creator records. Signatures are now separate database objects.

On the display side, we added lists of creators who worked on a series or feature, as well as an issue list for features. For both of course more of our data needs to be migrated from text entries to linked records. If you ever wondered to help with the content of the database, now is a good time.


Uploading Milestone!

Cover Image

We reached 950,000 cover scans !

We reached 950,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Wild Western #3 a British reprint of Wild Western (Marvel, 1948 series) #47 (January 1956).

Volunteers Wanted For Adding New Comics

Each week, a small number of GCD volunteers add listings to our database for the new comics released that week in North America. These are just the basic listings, not full indexes. This makes it easier for other volunteers who upload covers and for indexers, as well as for people using my.comics.org.

Each volunteer covers one publisher or a small group of publishers ("D publishers except DC", for example). From public sources such as ComicsList and Diamond Previews online, they add the issues and make note of the prices and a few other details. We are looking for additional volunteers for this weekly task.

Follow this link for a description of the process and a list of which publishers are currently covered.

GCD Comics Timeline


Julia Kaye (b. ????)

????? June 15
Creator of the Up and Out webcomic. Her book "Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days In Transition" was published by Andrews McMeel in 2018.

Jean Knott (b. 1883)

1883 June 15 - 1937 June 5
Cartoonist and comic strip artist, Jean Knott worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1903 to 1916, known for his poker cartoons, Penny Ante.

In 1916, Knott signed a two-year contract with Hearst for its newspaper syndicates. He worked on the following comic strips:
Eddie's Friends daily panel (International Feature Service) 1922-XX-XX - 1929-12-14 [Writer, artist.];
Eddie's Friends Sunday (International Feature Service) 1918-07-07 - 1929-07-08 ? [Writer, artist.];
Indoor Sports daily panel (King Features Syndicate) 1930-12-22 - 1931-07-14 [Writer, artist.];
It Can't Be Done daily (New York American) 1916-06-13 - 1916-09-25 [Writer, artist.];
Just Like a Man daily (International Feature Service) 1922-04-XX - 1929-XX-XX [Writer, artist.];
Let the Wedding Bells Ring Out daily (King Features Syndicate) 1916-09-26 - 1936-02-08 ? [Writer, artist.];
Mamma's Boy Sunday (New York World) 1918-XX-XX - 1918-XX-XX [Writer, artist.];
Penny Ante (International Feature Service) 1916-02-07 - 1922-XX-XX [Writer, artist.];
That Family Next Door Sunday (New York World) 1917-XX-XX - 1918-XX-XX [Writer, artist.]

As his syndicate worked ended, Knott worked in commercial advertising illustrations until his death in 1937.

Hugo Pratt (b. 1927)

1927 June 15 - 1995 August 20
Hugo Pratt was an Italian creator of comics and graphic novels who was known for combining strong storytelling with historical and cultural references, as well as for his distinctive artwork with strong contrasts between light and black ink. He grew up in Venice, Italy, and Ethiopia. In 1945, Hugo Pratt began a career of fifty years as creator of comics and worked in Italy, Argentina, United Kingdom, France and Switzerland.

Among the most important creations by Hugo Pratt are Ann y Dan (Jungle Drums & O’Hara of Africa), Corto Maltese, Gli Scorpioni del deserto (Scorpions of the Desert), Ticonderoga, and Wheeling. His comics were particularly successful in France, where he and his creative work have been the subject for various books and exhibitions.

Hugo Pratt got inspiration from various sources. Two of the most important are the novels by Robert Louis Stevenson and the comics by Milton Caniff. His own narrations and art have influenced several comics creators.

Rick Stasi (b. 1952)

1952 June 15
Rick Stasi received an Associate's Degree (A.A.) in advertising, journalism and broadcasting. He is known to have been an art director for a large, but unknown business in Kansas City, Missouri.

城平京 (b. 1974)

1974 June 15
Kyo Shirodaira (城平京) is a novelist and manga author. Among his published works are In/Spectre (虚構推理 / Kyokō Suiri), The Record of a Fallen Vampire (ヴァンパイア十字界 / Vanpaia Jūji-Kai) and Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning (スパイラル〜推理の絆 / Supairaru: Suiri no Kizuna).

百地 (b. ????)

????? June 15
Momochi (百地) is the artist on the manga adaptation of the light novel series A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation (穏やか貴族の休暇のすすめ。/ Odayaka Kizoku no Kyūka Susume).

Pierre Bernard Jr. (b. ????)

????? June 14
Pierre Bernard Jr. worked support in comic books as a letterer for Western (Gold Key), during 1980; Warren, during 1980; Look Mom Comics!, during 1981; Marvel, during 1981; DC, from 1981 to 1986; Eclipse, from 1981 to 1985; and for Blackthorne, during 1987. He also did lettering work for Playboy and Heavy Metal, exact credits of which are not currently known.

Bernard would go on to become a graphic designer and a comedian regular for the Late Night with Conan O'Brien (NBC, 1993), The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC, 2009), and Conan (TBS, 2010) television shows. On Conan, Bernard did the recurring comedy sketch, Pierre Bernard's Recliner of Rage.

He also has worked in advertising and marketing fields for DFS Dorland Worldwide; McCaffrey & McCall, Inc; Newsweek magazine; and Prudential Securities.

Bradshaw Crandell (b. 1896)

1896 June 14 - 1966 January 25
Bradshaw Crandell was an American artist and illustrator. He was known as the "artist of the stars". Among those who posed for Crandell were Carole Lombard, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Veronica Lake and Lana Turner. In 1921 he began his career with an ad for Lorraine hair nets sold exclusively by F. W. Woolworth. His first cover illustration was the May 28, 1921 issue for the humor magazine Judge. In later life he went from illustrations to oil-on-canvas paintings which included political figures. He also provided poster work for 20th Century Fox. In 2006 he was inducted into the Society of Illustrators hall of fame.

George Klein (b. 1915)

1915 June 14 - 1969 May 10
George Klein was an American comic book artist, cartoonist, and fine artist whose career stretched from the 1930s and 1940s' Golden Age of comic books. He was best known as an inker for DC Comics, where he was an integral part of the Superman family of titles from 1955 to 1968, and for Marvel Comics, where he was the generally recognized, uncredited inker on Jack Kirby's pencil art for the landmark comic book The Fantastic Four #1.

Jane Krom Grammer (b. 1920)

1920 June 14 - 2012 August 18
Jane Krom Grammer was artist, possibly writer, letterer, and colorist of 'Dotty' in Supersnipe Comics, per Street and Smith's pay records.

Married Allen L. Grammer (president/owner of Street and Smith)'s son, Allen H. Grammer.

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The Grand Comics Database Project (GCD) is a volunteer project with the goal of documenting and indexing all comics for the free use of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans.
The GCD acknowledges that the all-encompassing research nature of the project may result in the posting of cover scans for comics with images that some may find objectionable.
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47,495 creators
165,417 series
1,748,263 issues
141,391 variant issues
386,728 issue indexes
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