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Marie Severin (born 21 August 1929, USA) has been a prolific comic book artist and colorist since the 1950s, when her coloring helped set the defining visual tone of EC Comics.

She is perhaps best known for her work at Marvel Comics, beginning after EC’s reduction to the black-and-white “Mad Magazine” back when Marvel was still called Atlas.

She was Marvel’s head colorist until 1972 (she was succeeded by George Roussos), when she turned her attention to drawing. She contributed to titles from “Not Brand Ecch” to “The Cat” to “Conan the Barbarian”.

Severin was inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame in 2001.

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(Severin created the cover of “Kull the Destroyer” #20, April 1977)

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Rachid Nawa (born 21 August 1961, France) is a comic book artist, animator, and commercial illustrator.

His art style ranges from a broad, humorous line for “Le Journal de Mickey” to a more realistic, dramatic style for “Commissaire Soubeyran”.

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(Nawa created the cover of “Gesucht!” #2 - Der Erhängte von Saint-Siffrein, 2000, a German translation of “Commissaire Soubeyran”)

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Enrico Bagnoli (21 August 1925 – 8 September 2012, Italy) had his first comic stories published at age 15 and created his first series ‘Volpe’ (‘Captain Horn’ in France) in 1943.

In the late 1940s he drew for USA publishers (Fiction House, St. John) and from the mid-1950s he created stories for publishers throughout Europe (Dargaud, Fleetwood, Springer Verlag, and others).

In 1985, after having edited for many years, Bagnoli began drawing again for the “Martin Mystère” series at Bonelli, signing his work ‘Henry’. Shorty before his death at 87, he published a sequel to a story he had created in 1946.

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(Self-portrait by Bagnoli)

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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.

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(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.

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(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.

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(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.

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(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’.

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(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.

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(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”.

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

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