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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


Michael Barnaart (b. 1983)

1983 June 18
A fashion designer by trade, Barnaart has also illustrated several stories for his favourite comic book series, Jan, Jans en de kinderen in magazine Libelle.

James Montgomery Flagg (b. 1877)

1877 June 18 - 1960 May 27
James Montgomery Flagg was an American artist, comics artist and illustrator. He worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning, but is best remembered for his political posters.

Mark Gruenwald (b. 1953)

1953 June 18 - 1996 August 12
Long time editor of Marvel Comics.
Writer of Squadron Supreme limited series.
Co-creator of D.P.7.
After his death, as per his request, his ashes was mixed with the ink used to print Squadron Supreme (Marvel, 1987 series).

Carolyn Wells (b. 1862)

1862 June 18 - 1942 March 26
Carolyn Wells was an American writer and poet. Her first book, At the Sign of the Sphinx (1896), was a collection of charades. Her next publications were The Jingle Book and The Story of Betty (1899), followed by a book of verse entitled Idle Idyls (1900). After 1900, Wells wrote numerous novels and collections of poetry.

Wells wrote a total of more than 170 books. During the first ten years of her career, she concentrated on poetry, humor, and children's books. Then she devoted herself to mystery stories.

In addition to books, Wells also wrote for newspapers. Her poetry accompanies the work of some of the leading artists in illustration and cartooning, often in the form of Sunday magazine cover features that formed continuing narratives from week to week. Her first known illustrated newspaper work is a two part series titled Animal Alphabet, illustrated by William F. Marriner, which appeared in the Sunday comics section of the New York World. Many additional series ensued over the years, including the bizarre classic Adventures of Lovely Lilly (New York Herald, 1906–07). The last series she penned was Flossy Frills Helps Out (American Weekly, 1942), which appeared after her death.

吉住渉 (b. 1963)

1963 June 18
Shojo mangaka known for works like Handsome na Kanojo (ハンサムな彼女), Marmalade Boy (ママレード・ボーイ), Mint na Bokura (ミントな僕ら) and Ultra Maniac (ウルトラマニアック).

Mirka Andolfo (b. 1989)

1989 June 17
Mirka has worked as a colorist and illustrator for publishers such as Disney, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Soleil, Glénat, Piemme, Renoir, Star Comics, Editorial Aurea, and Dentiblù.
She was also the writer and artist for Sacro/Profono for Edizioni Dentiblù and ControNatura (Unnatural) for Panini Comics Italia.

Harrison Cady (b. 1877)

1877 June 17 - 1970 December 9
Walter Harrison Cady was an illustrator and author, best known for his Peter Rabbit comic strip which he wrote and drew for 28 years.

Harrison was 18 when his father was killed in Boston. He moved to New York City and within a year found work as an illustrator with the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper. His salary of $10 a week made it possible for him to support his mother; the two lived in a Greenwich Village cold water flat. He stayed at the Brooklyn Eagle for four years, while also freelancing to other publications.

His income increased considerably after Life editor John Ames Mitchell signed Cady as staff artist and cartoonist. This led to a long career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator, as well as numerous children's books, featuring both fantastic and realistic animal illustrations. He had a long association with Thornton Burgess, illustrating the writer's books, including Happy Jack, and his daily newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". Their partnership spanned five decades, beginning with Baby Possum Has a Scare (c. 1912), The Adventures of Reddy Fox (1913) and Buster Bear Invites Old Mr. Toad to Dine (c. 1914), The series continued into the 1950s with At Paddy the Beaver's Pond (1950), followed by the reprint The Animal World of Thornton Burgess (1962).

Cady was very prolific, illustrating over 70 years for such publications as St. Nicholas Magazine, Boys' Life, The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, Good Housekeeping and Country Gentleman. He illustrated the Queen Silver-Bell series by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

In addition to his extensive illustrating of others' books, Cady also authored several books with his own illustrations, including his Butternut Hill series (1929), Johnny Funny-Bunny's Picnic Party (1928) and Spring Moving Day (1928).

Earl Duvall (b. 1898)

1898 June 17 - 1969 January 7
Earl Duvall was an American artist and animator best known for his work on Walt Disney comic strips in the early 1930s and for a handful of animated short films he directed at Warner Bros.

Duvall started as a layout artist and later as a member of the story department at Walt Disney Productions. During this time, he also worked as a cartoonist on the Mickey Mouse dailies and Silly Symphonies Sunday comic strip. Duvall was periodically an inker for Floyd Gottfredson on the newspaper version of the Mickey Mouse daily edition comic strip in 1930-1932. He also drew and wrote the Silly Symphonies comic strip Bucky Bug for Walt Disney.

In 1933 he was invited to work at Warner Bros. He directed five animated shorts while there, then left after an argument with producer Leon Schlesinger. He then worked for the Iwerks animation studio for a while before returning briefly to Disney and then retiring.

Charles Quinlan Jr. (b. 1929)

1929 June 17 - 2011 August 27
Son of Charles M. Quinlan Sr., he helped his father writing stories while still in high school, in the 1940s. After he served as an aviator in the U.S. Air Force for nine years, and worked in the ferry trade of the British Virgin Islands also in the charter sailboat industry, and as research adviser on the 1993 restoration of the USS Constitution. Born in New York, he was a longtime resident of Portsmouth, NH.

仲村佳樹 (b. 1969)

1969 June 17
Yoshiki Nakamura (仲村佳樹) is a manga artist whose work includes Skip Beat! (スキップ・ビート!), Blue Wars and Tokyo Crazy Paradise (東京クレイジーパラダイス).

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Disclaimer
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.
Viewer discretion is advised.
The Grand Comics Database Team
Statistics
14,267 publishers
47,554 creators
165,463 series
1,748,626 issues
141,471 variant issues
386,933 issue indexes
967,620 covers
3,164,137 stories