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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


Gabriel Morrissette (b. 1959)

1959 September 26
Canadian artist/writer best known for his co-creation of the superhero Northguard and his work on Daisy Dreamer for Chickadee magazine.

Jack Schiff (b. 1909)

1909 September 26 - 1999 April 30
Jack Schiff was an American comic book writer and editor best known for his work editing various Batman comic book series for DC Comics from 1942 to 1964. He was the co-creator of Starman, Tommy Tomorrow, and the Wyoming Kid.

Louise Simonson (b. 1946)

1946 September 26
Married artist Jeff Jones in 1966 and changed her name to Jones. Married artist Walt Simonson in 1980 and changed her name to Simonson.

LeSean Thomas (b. 1975)

1975 September 26
LeSean Thomas is a television animation producer, director and illustrator. His television projects include Black Dynamite: The Animated Series, The Legend of Korra animated TV series, The Boondocks animated TV series and Cannon Busters TV-Anime.

Juan Zanotto (b. 1935)

1935 September 26 - 2005 April 13
Zanotto moved with his family to Buenos Aires at the age of thirteen. He studied at the North American School of Art. In 1953, he started to work in the comics field at Editorial Codex and in 1958, he began a ten year stint working for the English publisher Fleetway. He became artistic director at the publishing house Codex in 1965 and In 1974, he became artistic director at Ediciones Record, where he created the series 'Henga' with the Ray Collins. Eclipse Comics published his comic 'Nueva York Año Cero'(New York: Year Zero) in 1988 and in 1993 he worked on the miniseries War Man for Marvel Comics.

Charles Paris (b. 1911)

1911 September 25 - 1994 March 19
Charles S. Paris was a comic book artist who predominantly worked as an inker, mainly for DC Comics. Paris was born in 1911, and moved to New York City in 1934. In Spring 1941, Paris met Jack Lehti, and soon after began work inking and lettering Lehti's Crimson Avenger in the pages of Detective Comics. From there, Paris started work in the DC 'bullpen', inking characters such as Airwave, and later working on Vigilante and Johnny Quick, among other characters.

Bernardo Santana (b. 1982)

1982 September 25
Editor Sênior da Mythos Editora/Panini Comics desde julho de 2012. Coordenador e gerador de conteúdo para o site oficial da DC Comics no Brasil.

Aldo Torchio (b. 1925)

1925 September 25 - 1999 May 30
Aldo Torchio studied painting, sculpture, set design and decoration at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan.
He attended the Leone XIII school in Milan and began drawing for Italian educational publications in 1948. Between 1951 and 1953 he worked for Cino Del Duca in Paris, and illustrated comic versions of famous novels for the French market. In Italy, he drew covers and comic stories for La Domenica del Corriere and Grand Hotel.
In 1951, he took over art duties on 'Il Cavaliere Ideale' from Alvaro Mairani in L'Intrepido. He also drew covers for Buffalo Bill (1956) and for L'Intrepido Sport.
In the sixties and seventies he illustrated Piccole Donne for Selezione dei ragazzi. He also drew covers for Il Monello and L'Intrepido. In 1984, he also started drawing comics for these two publications.

Al Aiola (b. ????)

????? September 24
Al Aiola did support work in production for DC from 1983 to 1988. His work was primarily used and found in promotional materials for the company.

Tom Cooper (b. 1896)

1896 September 24 - 1950 May 16
Thomas Ferguson Cooper was a painter, illustrator, and cartoonist who was born in Scotland. At a young age he emigrated with his family to England, and then to Canada. He served in the Canadian Army during the first World War.

Following the war, he returned to Canada, then moved to New York in 1920, where he enrolled in art school. By 1925 he had begun producing art for pulp magazines.

In 1929, Cooper began using the name Thomas MacFergus Cooper or Thomas MacFergus-Cooper.

By the early '30s Cooper had begun exhibiting his paintings, and left New York City for Long Island. In 1935 he began doing several comic strips for Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson under the names 'Tom Cooper' and 'Mac Fergus'. He continued to produce strips for Wheeler-Nicholson and for early Centaur for a few years before returning his attention to painting.

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
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Statistics
14,442 publishers
50,558 creators
168,406 series
1,776,794 issues
146,098 variant issues
393,456 issue indexes
988,516 covers
3,233,738 stories