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This year, the GCD celebrates its 25th Anniversary! Our thanks to all users and contributors for keeping us going this quarter of a century. The GCD has many ambitions for the next 25 years, and we hope you will be there to see, and perhaps contribute, to them happening.

Two Indexing Milestones!

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We reached 325,000 indexed issues and 2.5 million stories !

With a recent issue of the British serial Commando #5192 we reached a new milestone for indexed issues. And on the same day, we reached 2.5 million indexed stories (or sequences) with the issue Spider Gwen: Ghost Spider #4 from Marvel.

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


Sergio Cariello (born 23 April 1964, Brazil) is a Brazilian-American comic book artist. He has done work for many major comic publishers through his career, including Marvel Comics and DC Comics, as well as popular independent companies like CrossGen Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cariello_sergio.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Cariello
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7s3joku

Cover from Daredevil: Dark Nights #3

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Krazy Kat is an American comic strip created by cartoonist George Herriman, published daily in newspapers between 1913 and 1944. It first appeared in the New York Evening Journal, whose owner, William Randolph Hearst, was a major booster for the strip throughout its run. Set in a dreamlike portrayal of Herriman's vacation home of Coconino County, Arizona, Krazy Kat's mixture of offbeat surrealism, innocent playfulness and poetic, idiosyncratic language has made it a favorite of comics aficionados and art critics for more than 80 years.

It became a daily comic strip with a title on October 28, 1913 and a black and white full-page Sunday cartoon on April 23, 1916.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krazy_Kat

Krazy Kat

Cover from Krazy Kat #1

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Jean-Marc Rochette (born 23 April 1956, France) is a painter, illustrator, and comics creator.
He is known for the anthropomorphic “Edmond le Cochon” (1980–1993) and the science-fiction story “Le Transperceniege” (“Snowpiercer” in English translation; 1984–2000).

As a painter, his works include watercolor as well as oil paintings, and figurative as well as abstract interpretations of themes.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rochette_jeanmarc.htm (some explicit images)
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Marc_Rochette
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yban2y9b

Cover from Snowpiercer #1 - The Escape

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Edmond Baudoin (born 23 April 1942, France) became a comics creator in his 30s, after working as an accountant. From the mid-1970s, he published stories in “Pilote”, “L’Écho des Savanes”, and other magazines.

His first album was “Les Centiers Cimentés” (Futuropolis, 1981). In addition to his personal work, he has collaborated with writers such as Frank Pé (“Le Théâtre d’Ombres”) and Cécile Wagner (“Les Yeux dans le Mur”).

His distinct style of stark black-and-white images with little text is suggestive, not explicit. In the early 1990s, he moved to independent publisher L’Association, whose younger artists regard him as an ‘elder statesman’ of the art.

Baudoin has received awards at Angoulême for Best French Comic (1992) and for Best Scenario (1997 and 2001). From 1999 to 2003, he was an art professor at the University of Quebec.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baudion.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Baudoin
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/4n0xEy

Cover from Heavy Metal Magazine #v17#6

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Dana Simpson (born 23 April 1977, USA) is a comics creator.
Her first creation was ‘Ozy and Millie’ (1997–2008), which started in her college newspaper, was a webcomic, then a syndicated print comic, and then a webcomic again.

She created the political webcomic ‘I Drew This’ (2004–2009) to amplify ideas brought up in ‘Ozy’.

She currently produces the comic strip ‘Phoebe and her Unicorn’, which began as the webcomic ‘Heavenly Nostrils’ in 2012 and got a new name when it began print syndication in 2015.

She has also been credited as ‘Dana Claire Simpson’ and ‘D. C. Simpson’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/simpson_dana.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Simpson
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y88qpuoa

Cover from Fibi und ihr Einhorn #[1]

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R.I.P. Greg Theakston
#InMemoriam2019

November 21, 1953 -- April 22, 2019

https://www.comics.org/searchNew/?q=Greg%20Theakston&selected_facets=fac...

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Yanick Paquette (born 22 April 1974, Canada) is a Shuster Award–nominated comics creator.

He has worked for Antarctic Press, Topps, Marvel, and DC Comics since 1994.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/paquette_yanick.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanick_Paquette
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yd9ecnry

Cover from Day of Judgment Secret Files #1

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Steve Englehart (born 22 April 1947, USA) is a novelist and comic book writer.

He was a prominent writer at Marvel and DC Comics in the1970s and 1980s, although he actually began as an artist (including being part of the Crusty Bunkers).
Englehart received the Favorite Writer Eagle Award in 1978and an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 1979.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Englehart
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9keeu84
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1921680/

Cover from Capitaine America #14

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Larry Mahlstedt (born 22 April 1956, USA) is a comics creator who was active from the 1980s to the 2000s.

He worked primarily as an inker at DC Comics and Marvel, along with occasional work at Comico, Acclaim, Topps, and other publishers.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yavpdxtn

Cover from The Best of DC #20

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Bryan Hitch (born 22 April 1970, UK) is a comics creator who began his career in the late 1980s.

He published at Marvel UK from 1987 and he soon became the artist on “The Sensational She-Hulk” (Marvel, 1989–1991).
His presence in the USA market quickly included DC Comics, Malibu, and Valiant and grew to include Image and Dark Horse, as well.

He is noted for “Stormwatch” (Image/WildStorm, 1997–1998), “JLA” (DC, 2000–2001), and “Fantastic Four” (Marvel, 2008–2010), among other work.

He and Warren Ellis created “The Authority” (Image/WildStorm,1999+). He and Mark Millar created “The Ultimates” (Marvel, 2002+).

He recently wrote “Justice League” (DC, 2016–2017) and is currently a cover artist on “Wonder Woman” (DC, 2017+).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hitch_brian.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Hitch
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8rlerke
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1628806/

Cover from Action Force #35

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