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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!

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We reached 975,000 cover scans !

We reached 975,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Lady S. #5 - Une taupe à Washington from the French adventure series by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Aymond.

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


Marguerite Bennett (b. 1988)

1988 October 28
Marguerite Bennett is an American comic book writer. She has worked on Bombshells, Angela, Josie and the Pussycats, and her creator-owned books InSeXts and Animosity. Her work has been recognised for her depiction of female relationships, and her representation of LGBTQ stories and characters earned nominations for a GLAAD Media Award in 2016 and 2017.

Molly Ostertag (b. 1991)

1991 October 28
Molly Ostertag is an Ignatz and Prism Award winning graphic novelist, as well as a writer for children's TV animation. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she's worked as a designer on the show Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Disney TVA) and as a writer for Thundercats Roar (Warner Bros.). She is currently a staff writer on the upcoming show The Owl House (Disney TVA).

Her award-winning middle-grade graphic novel debut, The Witch Boy, came out in 2017 from Scholastic, followed by the sequel The Hidden Witch in 2018. She also put out an award-winning book from First Second, Shattered Warrior, with author Sharon Shinn, and was the artist on the first four issues of The Castoffs with MK Reed and Brian C Smith.

She illustrates a twice-weekly webcomic about superheroes and social justice, Strong Female Protagonist, with partner in crime Brennan Lee Mulligan. They have run two successful Kickstarters to fund the first and second volumes, and it's currently distributed by Top Shelf.

コダマナオコ (b. ????)

????? October 28
Kodama Naoko (コダマナオコ) is the creator of the manga series NTR: Netsuzou Trap (捏造トラップ-NTR-), Oya ga Urusai node Kōhai (♀) to Gisō Kekkon Shitemita (親がうるさいので後輩(♀)と偽装結婚してみた / I Married My Best Friend To Shut My Parents Up) and Umineko-sō Days (海猫荘days / Days of Love at Seagull Villa).

嶋田隆司 (b. 1960)

1960 October 28
Takashi Shimada (嶋田隆司) is a manga writer. He and artist Yoshinori Nakai (中井義則) make up the manga duo Yudetamago (ゆでたまご). They are best known for the series Kinnikuman (キン肉マン) and its various sequels. Other works of theirs include Tatakae!! Ramenman (闘将!!拉麺男), Lion Heart (ライオンハート), Yuurei kozou ga Yattekita! (ゆうれい小僧がやってきた!), Scrap Sandayū (SCRAP三太夫) among others.

斉木久美子 (b. ????)

????? October 28
Kumiko Saiki (斉木久美子) is a manga artist and illustrator known for the series Kageki Shoujo! (かげきしょうじょ!).

Steven Collins (b. 1954)

1954 October 26
Had his education at an unknown college, per Bails.

His nephew is Jason Williams, per Bails.

Don Siegel (b. 1912)

1912 October 26 - 1991 April 20
Don Siegel was a film director, writer and producers of American movies. Per Bails' Who's Who, he used the pen name of Leo August to write at least one story in Captain Marvel (M.F. Enterprises, 1966 Series) #4 (November 1966).

Cecil Castellucci (b. 1969)

1969 October 25
She was born in New York to French-Canadian parents and has dual American/Canadian citizenship.

Diego Galindo (b. 1978)

1978 October 25
Diego graduated from the Facultad de Bellas Artes Sevilla in 2003 and the Master Transitorio - Bellas Artes in 2009. He started work for Dynamite Comics in 2016 and later for Boom! Studios and Dark Horse Comics.

Mike Kaye (b. 1976)

1976 October 25
Mike Kaye is an Emmy nominated graphic artist and comic book creator. He's won numerous awards including Geico's Seat Belt Art Contest, Cure for Diabetes Shirt Art Contest, Centennial logo design, Best of Show in abstract photography at the Broward County Fair and several other art related awards.

An article entitled, "Can Other Comic Books Save Real People?" in the Broward Palm Beach New Times (November 21, 2013) features Kaye. Kaye’s comic books have raised money for charities including Susan Komen for the Cure and St Francis Food Pantries for the homeless. Kaye’s original comic art sold alongside Jim Davis and other celebrities in the annual Doodle for Hunger Celebrity auctions from 2014-2018.

Mike appeared on WBEC, a local television station of Broward County Public Schools where he received an award for his creation of the centennial logo celebrating one hundred years of public schooling in Broward County, Florida (on June 15, 2016, his on-air appearance starts at 20:24). He was interviewed on WebTalkRadio on September 16, 2013 and compared to the late Stan Lee for his comic creating talents.

Kaye's "Amphoman Presents" was a comic strip series first published in the bi-weekly Broward Community College, on February 20, 1995. Kaye's character, Bleash The Fair-Feathered Warrior, also made his debut that day, in the Editorial section. Kaye's mentor through the 1990s and 2000s was the late Mort Walker of Beetle Bailey who guided Kaye through his trials and errors of comic strip creating. A black poodle named Trixie that appears in the Amphoman books, is based on the creator's own pet, she also appears in the introduction of a BECON (Broward County Public School Board Television Network) series called, "Take Paws". Kaye has appeared in the news on numerous occasions for his comic book series "Amphoman" from 2009 to current. Kaye has 31 registered copyrights at the Library of Congress for Amphoman.

Kaye is a lunchbox enthusiast who created the three point grading system for vintage metal lunchboxes. He was nominated for a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for set design in 2009.

A portion of Kaye's life's work was donated to Michigan State University Comic Art Collection.

Further biographical details found:
https://en.everybodywiki.com/Mike_Kaye

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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.
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The Grand Comics Database Team
Statistics
14,474 publishers
51,197 creators
169,331 series
1,780,630 issues
147,736 variant issues
395,553 issue indexes
994,111 covers
3,255,217 stories