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We reached 400,000 indexed issues. The milestone issue was Hellboy # - Trzecie życzenie i inne opowieści from the Polish edition of Hellboy from publisher Egmont Polska.
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GCD Comics Timeline
Charles Hazard worked at the Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] from 1969 to 1988.
Jack Kamen was an artist who worked in comic books, magazine illustration, and advertising. He is known for his stories in EC comics and his artwork in the film “Creepshow” (1982).
His career began around 1940, providing illustrations for pulp fiction magazines and working in comics through the Harry “A” Chesler studio. Some of his work was published in Fiction House titles, particularly “Fight Comics”.
Kamen was drafted in 1942 and served in World War II. After the war, he joined the Jerry Iger Studio. His worked appeared in Fiction House again, as well as Fox Features and Harvey.
He met Al Feldstein at the Iger studio and in 1950 Feldstein introduced him to Bill Gaines at EC. He was soon working exclusively for Gaines.
He was a prolific artist at EC, drawing romance, crime, humor, horror, and science-fiction stories. He appeared regularly in “Tales from the Crypt”, “Haunt of Fear”, “Crime SuspenStories”, and the “Weird Science/Fantasy” titles.
Kamen suggested the magazine format of the ‘Picto-Fiction’ titles in response to the creation of the Comics Code Authority, but that and other efforts could not keep EC publishing comic books; by 1956 they had dropped all their four-color comic books to concentrate on their humor magazine, Mad.
From the late 1950s, he worked in advertising art.
Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, is his son, and Jack drew the patent renderings of the machine.
Francisco Pujalte drew his first comics at the Bruguera publishing house in Spain. Later he worked for the UK market, through the agency Selecciones Ilustradas. He also contributed his art to the American publisher Charlton. In the 1980s he took up advertising illustration. The most popular comic book character he ever drew was Korak, Son of Tarzan.
Tatsuya Matsuki (マツキタツヤ) is the writer on the manga series Act-Age (アクタージュ act-age / Akutāju).
Ryoichi Ikegami (池上遼一) is a manga artist who made his debut in 1961. Known for a "naturalistic" style. Among his best known works are Mai the Psychic Girl (舞), Crying Freeman (クライング フリーマン), Sanctuary (サンクチュアリ), Strain, Spider-Man the Manga (スパイダーマン), Wounded Man (傷追い人), Nobunaga, Heat and others.
Additional biographical source:
Fantastic Adventures (Ziff-Davis, 1939 series) v4#1 (January 1942), "Introducing the Author: Albert & Florence Magarian".
The Internet Speculative Fiction Database, http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?87769.
Magarian did the writing and art work for The Black Orchid and The Jack of Spades, from 1944 to circa 1945, for Consolidated Book Publishers.
Magarian is primarily known for his artwork and cartoons for pulp magazines, from late 1930 to 1947. Known work includes Fantastic Adventures (Ziff-Davis, 1939 series) from 1941 to 1945 and from 1947 to 1948 and Amazing Stories (Ziff-Davis, 1938 series) from 1941 to 1944, from 1946 to 1948.
Taught commercial art at El Paso Community College.
Johann David Wyss was a Swiss author. He is best known for his novel "The Swiss Family Robinson". The story was written 1794-98 for his children and not intended for publication. His son Johann Rudolf Wyss edited and published the book in 1812. It immediately became a bestseller and is as of today the Swiss book that's been translated into the greatest number of languages. The book inspired Frederick Marryat's "Masterman Ready, or the Wreck of the Pacific" (1841) that became (in it's german translation) the most popular adventure story of the time. Allegedly Jules Verne was inspired by the story to write "Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery" (1882) and later wrote the serial "The Castaways of the Flag" (1900).
Shino Shimizu (清水しの) is a manga artist. Among her works are Ookami Buka-kun to Hitsuji Joushi-san (オオカミ部下くんとヒツジ上司さん / I’m a Wolf, but My Boss is a Sheep!), Ookami Shounen wa Uso o Tsukanai (狼少年は嘘をつかない) and Ookami Shounen wa Uso o Tsukanai Question (狼少年は嘘をつかない question).
Bonnie Bader was an editor for Scholastic Books. She edited Confessions of a Teenage Vampire -- Zombie Saturday Night
(July 1997). Bader later became editor In chief of Grosset and Dunlap and Price Stern Sloan, imprints of Penguin Young Readers Group, Penguin Random House eventually becoming editor in chief of Penguin Young Readers/Early Readers book group. At the same time, she was associate publisher of Frederick Warne, overseeing the Peter Rabbit and Spot publishing efforts.
She is also a writer of children's books.
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