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Support for migrating text credits to creator links!

We deployed new functionalities for creator credits and features. There is now support for migrating existing text entries to matching creator records (or feature records). The way we record signatures also changed after we gained experience with creator records. Signatures are now separate database objects.

On the display side, we added lists of creators who worked on a series or feature, as well as an issue list for features. For both of course more of our data needs to be migrated from text entries to linked records. If you ever wondered to help with the content of the database, now is a good time.


Uploading Milestone!

Cover Image

We reached 950,000 cover scans !

We reached 950,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Wild Western #3 a British reprint of Wild Western (Marvel, 1948 series) #47 (January 1956).

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


Chondra Echert (b. 1983)

1983 April 22
Chondra Echert wrote Key of Z, Kill Audio, The Amory Wars, and Translucid with Claudio Sanchez and served as creative co-director of Evil Ink Comics.

Marie Javins (b. 1966)

1966 April 22
Editor Marvel Comics, 1990-1991.
Colorist, 1989-1995.
Editor of the promotional comic, Further Adventures of Savin' Dave and the Compounders for Merrill Lynch, 1997.

Elaine Lee (b. ????)

????? April 22
Elaine Lee is an American actress, playwright, producer, and writer, who specializes in graphic novels. She has also received recognition and awards for her work as a creator and producer of audio books and dramas.

Her comics have been illustrated by artists including Michael Wm. Kaluta, Charles Vess, James Sherman, Steve Leialoha, Linda Medley and John Ridgeway.

Her graphic novel Starstruck: The Luckless, the Abandoned and Forsaked was nominated for a Jack Kirby Award as The Best Graphic Album of 1985.

She is the mother of Brennan Lee Mulligan, author of Strong Female Protagonist.

Jørgen Moe (b. 1813)

1813 April 22 - 1882 March 27
Sammen med Peter Christen Asbjørnsen den ene parten i forfatterparet Asbjørnsen og Moe, som er mest kjent for sin innsamling og nedtegning av norske folkeeventyr.

Jorge Velasco Félix (b. 1935)

1935 April 22 - 2014 July 19
He served in various and important positions in the publishing industry: from 1965 to 1970 he was CEO of Editores Asociados Mexicanos and Editorial Meridiano; from 1970 to 1982 he was managing director of Grupo Sayrols, and from 1983 to 2001 he was general director of Publicaciones Citem and Grupo Editorial Vid.

Jérémy Manesse (b. 1975)

1975 April 21
Auteur, comédien et metteur en scène, Jérémy Manesse est le fils de Sotha et Philippe Manesse, qui dirigent ensemble le Café de la Gare. Monté pour la première fois sur la scène de ce théâtre à l’âge de 12 ans dans « La Mort, le Moi, le Nœud », il n’en est quasiment jamais redescendu et il y a écrit et monté de nombreux spectacles en tant qu’auteur depuis 2001, de « Harem Underground » et « La Partenaire de l’Inspecteur Murdock » à « A Suivre », « aPhone » et « On en est là ». Il est par ailleurs chargé de communication du théâtre et traducteur de comics américains.

Dino Busett (b. 1940)

1940 April 20
Dino Busett started in advertising in the early 1960s before working as an illustrator for the Milanese Agency, Agentur Agenzia di produzioni editoriali Dami. He oversaw their children's publications and produced the Encyclopedia of Animals for Boys for the Publisher Peruzzo. He created painted comic covers for Jeff Arnold, Jean Lafitte, Corriere dei Piccoli, Capitan Miki, Great Blek, Kinowa, Tarzan, Fury, Korak Son of Tarzan, and Rin Tin Tin. He produced an important publication with Mondadori on nautical and pirate history, an extensive Medical Encyclopedia work for Librex Publishing House, as well as art for the weekly newspaper Domenica del Corriere.
Dino is well remembered for his portraits of classical musicians on His Masters' Voice series before moving to London, working on more children's publications and a few American illustration assignments.
Returning to Italy, Busett drew a variety of science fiction projects, and devoted more time to painting and sculpting.

Jack Warren (b. 1886)

1886 April 20 - 1955 December 10
Comic strip syndication work:
Loco Luke Sunday (George Matthew Adams Service) 1935-07-05 - 1936-04-04 [Script, pencil, and ink work.];
Pecos Bill Sunday (George Matthew Adams Service) 1936-XX-XX - 1937-XX-XX [Script, pencil, and ink work.]

Warren did gag cartoon work for newspapers, details not yet known.

Anita M. Mühl (b. 1886)

1886 April 19 - 1952 December 14
American psychiatrist. Author of Automatic Writing (1930) and The ABC of Criminology (1941).

Connie Naar (b. 1893)

1893 April 19 - 1964 September 5
Connie Naar was an American writer, artist, and editor of Portugese and West Indian descent. She began contributing to newspapers and magazines in the New Jersey and New York markets in the early 1910s, both art and writing articles.

In 1935 she became assistant editor of the fifth and sixth issues of Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's New Fun (DC, 1935 series), as well as contributing to the first issue of his New Comics as writer and artist for Petey the Pup and writer for the text feature, The Book Shelf. She also contributed to the first issue of Wheeler-Nelson's More Fun (#7, continuing from New Fun).

She continued work as an illustrator though the '30s and '40s, gradually moving from periodicals to book illustration in the 1950s and '60s. She died of cancer in 1964.

Additional biographical information found in:
Women and the Comics (Eclipse Books, 1985) by Trina Robbins and Catherine Yronwode;
Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists "Connie Naar (1893-1964)" (https://www.pulpartists.com/Naar.html).

How to Help

There are several ways in which you can help us to improve our site and its content.

  • You can provide missing data, update existing data, or upload cover scans. Just register an account with us, and you can start contributing.
  • Donate for our ongoing costs, e.g. the server infrastructure. We are a non-profit organization and any funds will be used for our goal of documenting and indexing all comics.
  • We need volunteer web designers and programmers! Please contact the gcd-tech group or visit our technical documentation if you can help with any of these roles:
    • Web designer / front-end developer (HTML / CSS / JavaScript)
    • Python / Django programming
    • ElasticSearch search server
    • Web Services API
    • Database Performance (MySQL)
Disclaimer
The Grand Comics Database Project (GCD) is a volunteer project with the goal of documenting and indexing all comics for the free use of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans.
The GCD acknowledges that the all-encompassing research nature of the project may result in the posting of cover scans for comics with images that some may find objectionable.
Viewer discretion is advised.
The Grand Comics Database Team
Statistics
14,181 publishers
45,800 creators
164,238 series
1,739,835 issues
138,628 variant issues
383,250 issue indexes
954,782 covers
3,113,705 stories