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Comics CreatorsWe now added the ability to record data about your favorite comics Creators: artists, writers, letterers, and even editors and production people!
To begin, thousands of names have been imported from Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999. Dr. Bails spent a lifetime gathering information on comics Creators, often from interviews and questionnaires filled out by the Creators themselves. We now can have that information integrated into the Grand Comics Database and we are adding new information and new Creators daily.
You can find information on your favorite Creators using the Search function at the top of any page: just type in a name and select the default ‘Everything‘ or ‘Creator‘ from the drop-down list. There are also several new Creator related searches for e.g. awards or art influences.
If you have information to contribute, you can enter it through your indexing account. Creators can be added using the Add New link in the top bar of your editing page. Refer to new documentation in our wiki at the Formatting Documentation page.
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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
His editing career began at Valiant (1994–1996). He briefly edited “Shi” and other titles at Crusade Comics (1996–1997) and was an editor and associate editor at DC Comics (1998–2002).
He wrote quite a few stories during his time at Valiant. He wrote exclusively for CrossGen from 2001 to 2004.
He wrote primarily for Marvel from 2004 to 2007, including “Exiles” during that whole time and the “Spider-Man: Breakout” mini-series (2005).
While he has also appeared in titles from Image and Moonstone, he has written primarily for DC since about 2006.
His early work there includes a run on “Birds of Prey” (2007–2009) and most the Legion series when it was called “Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes” (2006–2008).
He wrote the “R.E.B.E.L.S.”relaunch (2009–2011) and he wrote all of the New 52 “Blue Beetle” (2011–2013)and the first half of the New 52 “Green Lantern: New Guardians” (2011–2013).
He recently wrote the “Wonder Woman / Tasmanian Devil” issue of a Looney Tunes crossover and the “Suicide Squad / Banana Splits” issue of a Hanna-Barbera crossover (both 2017).
At Comic Vine — https://comicvine.gamespot.com/tony-bedard/4040-40651/
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bedard
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/s9Kh30hKDqI
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1591220/
(Barry Kitson created the cover of “Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes” #31, August 2007)
He is known for editing “New Avengers” (2005–2017), the “Civil War” event (2006–2007), and “Fantastic Four” (2001–2014).
When he writes, he often collaborates with Mike Kanterovich. They wrote the second half of “The Secret Defenders” (1994–1995), the “Fantastic Force” series (1994–1996), “The Untold Legend of Captain Marvel” mini-series (1997), and other stories.
He has been Executive Editor of Marvel Comics since 2007 and Senior Vice President of Publishing since 2011.
Brevoort received the ‘Best Editor’ Eisner Award in 1997.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Brevoort
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/DgFC30hKBWb
(Dante Bastianoni created the cover of “Fantastic Force” #1, November 1994)
As an editor for Marvel Comics, she edited “New Mutants” and “The Uncanny X-Men” (both 1984–1988).
With artist collaborators, she created such Marvel characters as “Longshot” (1985),‘Typhoid Mary’ (in “Daredevil”, 1988), and ‘Blackheart’ (in “Daredevil”, 1989).
At Women in Comics — http://womenincomics.wikia.com/wiki/Ann_Nocenti
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/JsQW30hKAp2
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4563800/
(June Brigman and Bill Sienkiewicz created the cover of “The New Mutants” #17, July 1984, the first issue edited solely by Nocenti)
By 1943, the military draft for World War II had taken enough people from the nascent USA comics industry that Chu, Fred Eng, Ben Oda, Bob Fujitani, and other Asian-American artists began to work there.
Although he signed his works ‘Chu F. Hing’, Chu was his family name and his colleagues in comics knew him as Hing Chu.
He published in series such as “Blue Bolt” and “Target”. He is remembered in particular for his creation ‘The Green Turtle’, a Chinese-American super-hero who was revived and given an extensive back-story in “The Shadow Hero” by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second, 2014).
From 1948, Chu was a staff inker at Timely (which would become Marvel). He left comics in the mid-1950s.
At Chinese American Eyes — http://chimericaneyes.blogspot.com/2014/01/about-artist-chu-f-hing.html
At Comiclopedia —https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/chu_fook_hing.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/oKEM3084y6Q
(Chu created the cover of “Target Comics” v4#8 [#44], December 1943)
He drew “Kater Felix” (“Felix the Cat”) stories for Bastei in Germany, war stories for Fleetway in the UK, and Hanna-Barbera stories in Spain.
From 1980 he has drawn Disney comics for Egmont in Denmark. He drew a lot of ‘B-Gjengen’ (‘Beagle Boys’) stories, and since 1999 he has been the primary artist on ‘Paperino Paperotto’ (‘Young Donald’) since 1999.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/esteban_ignasi-calvet.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AHof3084wWU
(Esteban created the cover of “Donald Duck & Co Ekstra”, Christmas 1987)
His debut story was the first edition of his autobiography “Spiral Cage” (Renegade Press, 1988), describing his life with spina bifida. Titan released an expanded edition in 1990 and Active Images, the definitive edition in 2003.
He drew “Teknophage” in 1996 (Big Entertainment). He drew “Vermilliion”, written by Lucius Shepherd, for DC’s Vertigo imprint (1996–1997).
He has also drawn stories and story arcs in titles from IDW, Renaissance Press, Fleetway, and other publishers.
At Comiclopedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davison
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/KEro3082a41
(Davison created this cover of “Doctor Who” #1, July 2009)
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/van-hamme_jean.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Van_Hamme
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/C0Z630829Or
(Grzegorz Rosiński painted the cover of “Thorgal” #15 - The Cage, 2014, an English translation)
Born in New Zealand, his family moved to Australia when he was young and he began creating comics in the early 1980s.
In 1985 he formed Cyclone Studios with Gary Chaloner, Glenn Lumsden, and Tad Pietrzykowski. His work has appeared in comics from Malibu, First Comics, Marvel, DC Comics, and other publishers.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vries_david_de.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_de_Vries
‘David de Vries’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/qeJ730829ne
‘David DeVries’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/i6Zn30829o4
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3224720/
(Glenn Lumsden drew and de Vries inked and colored the cover of “Planet of the Apes” #7, November 1990)
He often works with writer Dan Vado. They created “The Griffin” (Amaze Ink, Marvel). They worked on “S.T.A.R. Corps” (DC, 1993–1994) and a story in “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight” (DC, 1994).
He has done storyboards, logos, and other art for Industrial Light and Magic, Atari, and others. He has been a concept artist at Electronic Arts from 2000.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/felchle_norman.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/X5B1C
(Felchle drew and Chuck Austen inked the cover of “The Griffin” #1, July 1988)
He is a co-founder of Bongo Comics (along with Matt Groening, Steve Vance, and Cindy Vance), where he was the creative director from 1993 to 2012.
He created the series “Roswell: Little Green Man” (1996–1999), the first Bongo comic set outside the Simpsons Universe.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morrison_bill.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Morrison_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/BLxs30hJ8Oa
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2114482/
(Nathan Kane and Tim Harkins created the cover of “Roswell Walks Among Us”, 1997)
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