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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


David McKay (b. 1860)

1860 June 24 - 1919 November 20
David McKay was a Scottish American publisher, founder and head of David McKay Publications, which published books of all kinds, including early examples of comic books.

He died at home following an appendicitis operation.

Victor Pazmiño (b. 1899)

1899 June 24 - 1970 June 6
Pazmiño was brought to America as an infant and educated in Brooklyn at Erasmus Hall High School, where he was art editor of The Erasmian, and at Pratt Institute. By the mid-1920s he was producing syndicated newspaper strips including Frolicky Fables (with Wesley Morse) (the Premier Syndicate) and The Figgers Family (Central Press Association).

Starting in the late 1920s his work appeared regularly in American comic books, including The Funnies, Famous Funnies, Keen Detective Funnies, Daredevil Comics, Black Terror, Fighting Yank, Barnyard Comics, and Whiz Comics, usually signed with his initials, VEP. He also contributed gag cartoons to Ballyhoo.

Pazmiño never married or had any children. He died in Brooklyn, New York, in 1970, at age 70.

Rodolfo Torti (b. 1947)

1947 June 24
Rodolfo graduated from the Institute for Cinematography and Television and initially worked in animation and graphic design. He started his comics career in 1970 with the publishers Aprea and Corbi. In 1974 he started creating work for Lanciostory and Skorpio for the publisher Lancio.
Torti began his most famous series, 'Jan Karta', in Orient-Express in 1983, in collaboration with Roberto Dal Prà.

Don Wilder (b. 1934)

1934 June 23 - 2008 September 24
Wilder worked as a technical illustrator, visual media coordinator, and publications specialist for Lockheed Aircraft, RCA, and General Electric. He spent seventeen years as information specialist for the CIA.

He worked as a cartoonist and teamed up with Bill Rechin and Brant Parker to create Crock comic strip in 1975 for King Features, with Wilder as writer and Rechin as artist taking over the strip in 1977 and continued until Wilder's death in 2008. From 1986 to 1993, both also created the humorous sports panel for King Features, Out of Bounds.

Wilder obituaries:
The Comics Reporter, "Don Wilder, 1934-2008" September 25, 2008 (http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/don_wilder_1934_2008/);
"Cartoonist Don Wilder Dead at 74" September 25, 2008, (http://kingfeatures.com/2008/09/cartoonist-don-wilder-dead-at-74/);
ComicMix, "‘Crock’ Creator Don Wilder Dead", by Robert Greenberger, September 26, 2008 (https://www.comicmix.com/2008/09/26/crock-creator-don-wilder-dead/)

Sana Amanat (b. 1982)

1982 June 22
Amanat is an American comic book editor, known for her work at Marvel on Ultimate Spider-Man, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), and Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan). She is a co-creator of Kamala Khan.

Phil Elliott (b. 1960)

1960 June 22
Co-creator of Doc Chaos.

R. C. Harvey (b. 1937)

1937 June 22
Author, critic, cartoonist. Author of "The Art of the Funnies" (1994) and "The Art of the Comic Book" (1996). Has written for The Comics Journal since 1976.

Floyd Norman (b. 1935)

1935 June 22
Floyd E. Norman (born June 22, 1935) is an American animator, writer, and comic book artist. 

Norman had his start as an assistant to Katy Keene comic book artist Bill Woggon. From the late 1950s till the early-1960s he worked as an animator at Disney, interrupted briefly by a stint in the army. He was promoted to the story department in the mid-1960s, then left to form his own studio following Disney's death.

In the 1980s he worked as a writer in the comic strip department at Disney and was the last scripter for the Mickey Mouse comic strip before it was discontinued.

He has worked in television and film animation into the 21st century, and has written several books on animation. He is a champion of African American education and history.

Magdalena Pagowska (b. 1984)

1984 June 22
Comic book artist, concept artist and illustrator. Has Twitter handle @lenyan_art and Instagram lenyan.art.

Larry Spivack (b. 1918)

1918 June 22 - 2012 April 30
Larry Spivack wrote and drew the Fury of the Foreign Legion feature for Centaur, from 1938 to 1939.

From 1943 to 1945, Spivack was stationed at Camp Gordon Johnston (Carrabelle, Florida) as public relations artist, doing cartoons for base publications and murals for camp buildings.

How to Help

There are several ways in which you can help us to improve our site and its content.

  • You can provide missing data, update existing data, or upload cover scans. Just register an account with us, and you can start contributing.
  • Donate for our ongoing costs, e.g. the server infrastructure. We are a non-profit organization and any funds will be used for our goal of documenting and indexing all comics.
  • We need volunteer web designers and programmers! Please contact the gcd-tech group or visit our technical documentation if you can help with any of these roles:
    • Web designer / front-end developer (HTML / CSS / JavaScript)
    • Python / Django programming
    • ElasticSearch search server
    • Web Services API
    • Database Performance (MySQL)
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
14,292 publishers
47,773 creators
165,633 series
1,751,067 issues
141,731 variant issues
387,293 issue indexes
968,847 covers
3,168,711 stories