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Jack O’Brien (20 August 1921 – 8 December 1984, USA) was a comic-book artist best known for his work on “Sad Sack” for Harvey Comics.

O’Brien had humor cartoons in comics published by Charlton, Ziff-Davis, Toby, and others in the 1950s.

In 1962 he created “Cool Cat” for Prize, which took over the numbering of “Black Magic” for its three-issue run.

In the mid-1960s he began working on various ‘Sad Sack’ titles for Harvey.

He created and drew all 13 issues of the ‘G. I. Juniors’ feature in “Harvey Hits” from 1964 through 1967.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/BVaG303pLw8

(O’Brien created the cover of “Harvey Hits” #86 – G. I. Juniors #1, November 1964)

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Bill Rechin (20 August 1930 – 21 May 2011, USA) was a newspaper strip artist. His first strip was ‘Pluribus’ (1970), set in the founding years of the USA.

In 1975, Rechin, Don Wilder, and Brant Parker launched ‘Crock’, a strip depicting the French Foreign Legion.

In 1986, Rechin and Wilder began the sports feature ‘Out of Bounds’, for which Rechin received the National Cartoonists Society’s Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award in 1992.

Rechin worked on both features until his death in 2011. Fellow cartoonist Kevin Rechin, his son, continued ‘Crock’ for an additional year.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rechin_bill.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Rechin
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/8Anu303pLJU

(Rechin created the art on the cover of “Crock – Sand i näsan”, 1977, a Swedish translation)

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George Roussos (20 August 1915 – 19 February 2000, USA) was a comic book artist best known as one of Jack Kirby’s Silver Age inkers, including on landmark early issues of “Fantastic Four”.

Over his five-decade career, he created artwork for numerous publishers. In the Golden Age, he worked primarily at DC with occasional stories for Lev Gleason, Spark, Harvey, and others.

In the Atomic Age of the 1950s, he continued at DC and also published with EC Comics, Prize, Avon, Atlas (Marvel), and others. During this time he also assisted on various newspaper strips, such as “Flash Gordon” and “The Phantom”.

In the early 1960s, Roussos worked more and more often for the emerging Marvel Age of Comics, often using the pen name ‘George Bell’. In 1972, he succeeded Marie Severin as the staff colorist at Marvel.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/roussos_george.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Roussos
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/IaxQ303pLls

(Roussos penciled and inked the cover of “Adventures in Electricity” #1, 1946)

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Daniel Torres (born 20 August 1958, Spain) began his career in 1980 with stories in the underground magazine “El Vibora”.

In 1982, he created the popular feature ‘Rocco Vargas’, about a science-fiction writer and nightclub owner and his adventures in a retrofuturistic world.

Many of the Vargas stories have been translated into English, published at Catalan 1986–1991 and at Dark Horse 1998–2005.

In 1996, he provided the covers for Terry LaBan’s “The Unseen Hand” (DC Comics).

Torres received the award for Best Spanish Work at the 1993 Salón Internacional del Cómic de Barcelona.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/torres_d.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Torres_(cartoonist)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/FxjY303pLdZ

(Torres created the cover of “Vertigo Verité: The Unseen Hand” #1, September 1996)

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Chynna Clugston Flores (born 19 August 1975, USA) is a comic book creator who has been published by Fantaco, Slave Labor Graphics, and Dark Horse.

Her best-known work, the manga-influenced ‘Blue Monday’, debuted in 1999 in “Oni Double Feature” #11.

She has been nominated for The Russ Manning award (2000), three Eisner Awards (2001, 2002, 2002), and a Harvey Award. She was also nominated for the 2001 Lulu of the Year Award by Friends of Lulu for “Blue Monday”.

Her early work is credited as ‘Chynna Clugston-Major’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clugston_chynna.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chynna_Clugston_Flores
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/h20n303nAMU

(Clugston Flores created the cover of “Paul Dini’s Jingle Belle Winter Wingding”, November 2002)

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Gene Ha (born 19 August 1969, USA) is a comics creator whose career began in the early 1990s.

Among other work, he drew ““The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix” (1994) and “Askani’son” (1996) at Marvel and “Batman: Fortunate Son” (1999) at DC Comics.

For America’s Best Comics, he drew Alan Moore’s “Top 10” (1999–2001) and “Top 10: The Forty-Niners” (2005) and collaborated on the follow-up “Top 10 Season Two” (2008–2009) with Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon.

In 2011, he drew “Flashpoint: Project Superman” at DC. In 2016, he created the dual-world fantasy “Mae” at Dark Horse.

Ha was awarded the 1994 Russ Manning Award and he received four Eisner Awards from 2000 to 2008.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/ha-gene.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Ha
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/sxrJ303nAns

(Ha created the cover of “Mae” #1, May 2016)

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Skip Williamson (19 August 1944 – 16 March 2017, USA) was a cartoonist and central figure in the underground comix movement, known for being the most political and satirical cartoonist of his peers.

In 1969, he produced “Conspiracy Capers” as a fund-raiser for the Chicago 8, funded with his friend Abbie Hoffman’s advance on “Steal This Book”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/williamson_skip.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skip_Williamson
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/aaFg303nAcV

(Williamson created the cover of “Yellow Dog” #11/12, May 1969)

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Michel Weyland (born 19 August 1947, Belgium) is an artist, writer, and cartoonist best known for his long-running series “Aria”.

Weyland had published a science fiction series in “Journal de Tintin” while still in school in 1969 and published a few cartoons in 1974. In 1979 he return to “Journal de Tintin” with ‘Aria’, the heroic adventure heroine whose album series started in 1982.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/weyland_m.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Weyland
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/K4z4303nzYI

(Weyland created the cover of “Aria” #11 - Les Indomtables

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Jacques Lob (19 August 1932 – 30 June 1990, France) began his career drawing humorous cartoons, then he worked primarily as a scenarist with artists such as Phillippe Druillet and Jijé, and frequently with Georges Pichard. In collaboration with Gotlib, in 1972 he created his most famous character, ‘Superdupont’ in “Pilote”.

Returning to art from the mid-1970s, Lob created series such as the science fiction parody ‘Roger Fringant’ in “Métal Hurlant”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lob_jacques.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Lob
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/nOxH30ewzBj

(Moebius created the cover of “Métal Hurlant” #6, March 1976, which includes a ‘Roger Fringant’ story)

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Brian Michael Bendis (born 18 August 1967, USA) is a comic-book artist and writer who has also worked in television, video games, and film, and has taught at both University of Oregon and Portland State University.

Bendis began his career in the early 1990s with work at Caliber and Malibu. His series “Jinx” started at Caliber and moved to Image in 1997. He published other work at Oni Press.

His first Marvel work was the creation of the Ultimate Marvel Universe in 2000 and he has since written multiple “event” storylines for Marvel, from ‘Secret War’ to ‘Age of Ultron’.

Since 1999, Bendis has received multiple Eisner Awards for his writing. He received the Cleveland Press Excellence in Journalism award in 2000.

In the early 2000s, he received multiple Writer of the Year awards from both “Wizard Magazine” and “Comic Buyer’s Guide”.

In 2010, he received an Inkpot Award at San Diego.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bendis_brian_m.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Michael_Bendis
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/F5WQ303lkpJ
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1144314/

(Bendis penciled and inked the cover of “Jinx” #1, 1997)

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