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GCD Comics Timeline


Jesse Santos (24 June 1928 – 27 April 2013, The Philippines) was an artist from an early age. As a teenager, he drew sketches of Japanese and then USA soldiers occupying his country.

His professional career began when he created ‘Kidlat’ in “Halaklak” (1946). He and Damy Velasquez created the famous detective feature ‘DI 13’ in the earliest issues of “Pilipino Komiks”.

He was the chief artist at “Paraluman” and also drew for Gold Star Publishing, Ace Publications, and other publishers.

He not only created comics features, he illustrated magazines and book, created movie posters and other advertising art, and painted portraits and murals.

Santos served as an officer of both the Philippine Illustrators and Cartoonists and the National Press Club.

In 1969, he moved his family to the USA and worked for Western Publishing on their books and their Gold Key comics through the 1970s.

He published in anthology titles such as “Mystery Comics Digest” (1972–1974), “Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery” (1977), and “Gold Key Spotlight” (1977).

He drew the jungle adventure comic “Brothers of the Spear” in their own series (1972–1975), written by Russ Manning, when they graduated from a back-up series in “Tarzan”.

With writer Don Glut, he co-created the barbarian “Dagar the Invincible” (1972–1976), the supernatural “Occult Files of Doctor Spektor” (1973–1977), and the ancient-aliens “Tragg and the Sky Gods” (1975–1977).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/santos_jesse.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Santos
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y6usdjwj

(Santos created the cover of “The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor” #1, April 1973)

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‘ChrisCross’ is the pen name of Chris Williams (born 23 June 1968, USA), a comics artist who was still attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1993 when he began working at the Milestone Comics imprint at DC.

There, he drew “Blood Syndicate” (1993–1995) and the limited series “Heroes” (1996) along with a few other issues.

He also drew “Xero” (DC, 1997–1998) and “Slingers” (Marvel, 1998–1999), “Captain Marvel” (Marvel, 2001–2003) and “Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance” (DC, 2009).

From the mid-2010s, he has been publishing at Valiant Entertainment, on “Archer & Armstrong” and “Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChrisCross
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7wtc6aj

(ChrisCross created the cover of “Icon” #7, November 1993)

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Frank Bolle (born 23 June 1924, USA) is an illustrator and comics creator, working in both comic books and syndicated strips.

His career began in the early 1940s, working at the Funnies, Inc. studio on work for Marvel (then Timely), U.S. Camera, Rural Home, and other publishers. After serving in World War II, he returned to work for Fawcett, DC Comics, and others.

At Magazine Enterprises, he drew ‘Tim Holt’ first in the rotating series “A-1”, then in his own title, then in “Red Mask” (1948–1954). In that series, he co-created the heroine ‘Black Phantom’ in 1951.

At DC Comics, he drew ‘Robotman’ in “Detective Comics” (1951–1952). He drew “Robin Hood” at ME (1955–1957) and placed stories in Marvel/Atlas anthology titles such as “Mystic” and “Strange Tales” through the 1950s.

Bolle assisted on the strip ‘On Stage’ (1957–1961), created his own Sunday strip ‘Children’s Tales’ (1960–1969), and created other strips throughout the 1960s.

He drew features for the Boy Scouts of America’s magazine “Boys’ Life” (1966–1981), such as ‘Bible Stories’, ‘Pee Wee Harris’, and ‘Space Adventures’.

At Western (Gold Key and Whitman), he drew “Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom” (1963–1967) and contributed to anthologies such as “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” (1969–1980) and “Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery” (1965–1979).

Bolle published in DC romance comics in the mid-1960s and various Marvel comics in the early 1970s.

At Charlton, he contributed to mystery and romance titles such as “Just Married” and “Haunted” during the 1970s.

From the 1970s, he worked on strips such as ‘Encyclopedia Brown’ (1978–1980), ‘Rip Kirby’ (1977–1994), ‘Winnie Winkle’ (1982–1996), ‘The Heart of Juliet Jones’ (1989–2000), and ‘Apartment 3-G’ (1999–2015).

Bolle received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 2003.

At Comiclopedia —https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bolle_frank.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Bolle
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybvzlqx8

(Bolle drew the cover, with the first appearance of Black Phantom, of “Tim Holt” #25, August-September 1951)

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Zoran Janjetov (born 23 June 1961, Yugoslavia; Serbia) is among most prominent comics creators of former Yugoslavia, with work published worldwide.

He is known for illustrating “Avant l’Incal” (1988–1995) and “The Technopriests” (1998–2006), both written by Alejandro Jodorowsky (born 17 February 1929).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/janjetov_z.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoran_Janjetov
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yabedv8s

(Janjetov created the cover of “TechnoPriests” #1, 1999, an English edition)

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George E. Studdy (23 June 1838 – 25 July 1948, UK) was a cartoonist and commercial illustrator.

In 1912, he began a regular full-page drawing in the weekly magazine “The Sketch”. In the early 1920s, he introduced ‘Bonzo the Dog’ in one of his sketches.

‘Bonzo’ proved very popular and very amenable to merchandising, appearing on ashtrays and pin-cushions, jigsaw puzzles and postcards, and of course as both plush and mechanical toys.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/studdy_george.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_E._Studdy
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yadsv54o

(Studdy created the art on this postcard, 1926)

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Bill Jaaska (22 June 1961 – 9 November 2009, USA) was an artist who was active in comic books for about a decade.

His earliest work was an issue of “Airboy” (Eclipse) late in 1986. At First Comics, he worked on the “Sable” revival written by Marv Wolfman (1988–1989).

At Marvel, he drew issues of “The Uncanny X-Men”. At DC he drew “Shade, the Changing Man”, and other titles. He drew a “Terminator” mini-series at Dark Horse (1992).

Jaaska joined Wolfman again on “The New Titans” (DC, 1993–1994). His final work was a story in “Turok, Dinosaur Hunter” (Acclaim, 1995).

At 20th Century Danny Boy — http://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/…/what-happened-to-bill-jaas…
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jaaska_bill.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Jaaska
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8algkau

(Jaaska drew and Bob McLeod inked the cover of “The Incredible Hulk” #

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Dori Seda (22 June 1951 — 25 February 1988, USA) was a comics creator who published crude, sexual, powerful stories in underground comics. She died at a young age from the effects of the bad habits she depicted.

She published her earliest work in “Weirdo” under the byline ‘David Seda’, so editor Robert Crumb did not initially know she was a woman.

She also appeared in “Wimmen’s Comix”, “Cannibal Romance”, “Yellow Silk”, and other adult-only comics.

Her ceramics work included a fantastical dildo with multiple cats’ heads and she starred in photo comics that she created.

Her impressively vulgar work coexisted with a sweet story about love in a retirement home and stories about police harassment of sex workers and about anti-choice protesters. Her comics were collected in the book “Dori Stories” (Last Gasp, 1999).

Her partner Don Donahue, who founded publisher Apex Novelties, had to sue to gain control of her literary estate when her mother refused to let her art be reprinted.

The Dori Seda Award for Woman was established in 1988.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/seda_dori.htm
At Women in Comics — http://womenincomics.wikia.com/wiki/Dori_Seda
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9lob3zt (some explicit images)

(Seda created the cover of “Lonely Nights Comics”, 1986)

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Fred Carter (born 22 June 1938, USA) is a Christian artist known for his collaborations with fellow comics artist Jack T. Chick (13 April 1924 – 23 October 2016).

He was an uncredited artist on some Chick Tracts beginning in 1972. These are small horizontal comics with a strong, fundamentalist Christian theme, intended for use in ‘witnessing’, which began publishing in 1961.

He drew the comic-book series “The Crusaders” (Chick Publications, 1974–1981), with Chick acknowledging the collaboration only in 1980.

The two created the film “The Light of the World” (2003), with paintings by Carter depicting narrated events from the Bible.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/carter_fred.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Carter_(artist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7s7q7k4

(Carter drew the cover art on “Sin Busters”, a Chick Tract first published in 1991)

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Ali Farzat (علي فرزات‎, born 22 June 1951, Syria) is a political cartoonist.

He has published more than 15,000 caricatures in Syrian, Arab, and international newspapers and is the head of the Arab Cartoonists’ Association.

In 2011, he was badly beaten by government security forces, with special attention paid to breaking the bones in his hands. He subsequently received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the EU.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Farzat

(Farzat created this cartoon, date and source unknown to me)

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H. Rider Haggard (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925, UK) was a Victorian novelist of adventures in exotic locations, frequently in a mythical Africa. He was a founder of the Lost World literary genre.

Much of his work remains popular and he has been adapted in comics many times over the decades.

‘Allan Quatermain’ was the main character in “King Solomon’s Mines” (1885) and was a template for ‘Indiana Jones’ (1981) as well as a character in Alan Moore’s comics series “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (1999+).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Rider_Haggard
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7wkhzwl

(Bhupendra Ahluwalia created the cover of “King Solomon’s Mines”, 2010)

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