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Updates To The Site!

We deployed a couple of new functionalities to the site in the recent weeks. Many of these make use of our linked story data, i.e. creator, feature and character, where the migration is an ongoing project. A rough estimate is that half of our creator credits are converted from text entries to linked data.

For a while we have lists of covers for

For creators we long had lists on which stories, issues, series, or features they worked. We recently added a list of co-creators (e.g. Tatjana Wood). We also show for features (e.g. Iron Man) the creators as well as for characters (e.g. Wolverine).

Recently we added another type of lists, showing for issues the cover and the longest comic story in the issue. This can be used for

For navigation we added on many of the lists pages further filtering by country, language or publisher. So you can easily see which issues in Spanish we have recorded for Jack Kirby.

For all of these lists of course even more of our data needs to be migrated from text entries to linked records, or even entered at all. If you ever wondered about helping with the content of the database, now is a good time.

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

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

Rick Fletcher (b. 1916)

1916 June 1 - 1983 March 16
Additional biographical information:
Stripper's Guide, "Ink-Slinger Profiles: Rick Fletcher", "A Short Biography of Rick Fletcher by his son, Ross Fletcher", Tuesday, June 12, 2012,;
Lambiek Comiclopedia "Rick Fletcher":

Syndication credits:
Crimestopper's Textbook Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1978-01-01 - 1983-05-07 [Pencil and ink work. Topper comic strip to Dick Tracy.];
Dick Tracy daily (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1962-03-XX - 1977-12-24 [Production team assistant. began Spring 1962.];
Dick Tracy Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1962-03-XX - 1977-12-25 [Production team assistant. began Spring 1962.];
Dick Tracy daily (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1977-12-26 - 1983-06-12 [Pencil and ink work.];
Dick Tracy Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1978-01-01 - 1983-05-07 [Pencil and ink work.];
Dick Tracy's Rogues Galley Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1978-XX-XX - 1983-XX-XX [Pencil and ink work. Topper comic strip to Dick Tracy.];
Flag Facts and Fables Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1954-XX-XX - 195X-XX-XX [Pencil and ink work. Topper comic strip to Old Glory Story.];
Harold Teen daily (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 194X-XX-XX - 194X-XX-XX [Assistant on the comic strip sometime before 1950.];
Harold Teen Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 194X-XX-XX - 194X-XX-XX [Assistant on the comic strip sometime before 1950.];
The Old Glory Story Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1953-02-15 - 1966-04-17 [Pencil and ink work.]

Ernesto García Seijas (b. 1941)

1941 June 1 - 2023 March 28
Ernesto began drawing comics at the age of seventeen. He made his debut in comics in the series Bill and Boss, published in the Argentine magazine Totem. In 1958 he began to draw in the magazine Bucaneros. In the 1960s and 1970s he worked for the magazines Frontera, Hora Cero, Misterix and Rayo Rojo. He then worked for Columba, a publisher specializing in romantic comics books including Helena, created by Robin Wood, which was turned into a TV series in the 1980s.
He also produced comics strips for the newspapers El Clarín (El negro blanco), La Nación (Especies en peligro), and La Prensa (Bardo). Most of these series were translated in Italy by Eura Editoriale in its magazines Skorpio and Lanciostory.
In 1990s García Seijas started to work directly for Eura Editoriale and then for Sergio Bonelli Editore.

Andy Griffith (b. 1926)

1926 June 1 - 2012 July 3
Andy Griffith was an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and southern gospel singer, whose career spanned seven decades in music and television. He was a Tony Award nominee and better known for his television roles, playing the lead roles of Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show and Ben Matlock in the legal drama Matlock. In comics, he was a writer for Mad Magazine.

Greg Lauren (b. 1970)

1970 June 1
Greg is an actor, painter and fashion designer. He is the nephew of fashion designer Ralph Lauren.

Marco M. Lupoi (b. 1965)

1965 May 1
Publishing Director, Panini SpA, 1994 - Present
Editorial director, Marvel Comics Italia SrL, 1993 - 1994
Editor in chief, Edizioni Star Comics Srl, 1987 - 1993

Radoslav Rochallyi (b. 1980)

1980 May 1
Rochallyi was born in Bardejov, located in the Prešov region of what is today the Slovak Republic. The author finished his studies in Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Prešov (1999–2005) and completed postgraduate PhD studies in pedagogy at the Faculty of Education of the University of Prešov (2005–2009). He worked as a teacher at the Pedagogical Faculty of Prešov University in Prešov. He is a member of Mensa and member of Association of Slovak Writers.

Marisabina Russo (b. 1950)

1950 May 1
Children's book author and illustrator.

Henry Zebrowski (b. 1984)

1984 May 1
An American actor, podcast host, and comedian.

小黒祐一郎 (b. 1964)

1964 May 1
Yūichirō Oguro (小黒祐一郎) is an editor and planner working in the anime field. Was part of the Be-Papas (ビーパパス) collective responsible for the manga / anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena (少女革命ウテナ / Shōjo Kakumei Utena).

Jesse Crumb (b. 1968)

1968 April 1 - 2018 January 3
Son of Robert Crumb and Dana Morgan Crumb, Jesse was not a comic book creator, but did have a successful career in fine art. He is probably best known for his series of portraits of Beat Generation poets, done in the 1990s. Died as a result of an automobile accident.

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.
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    • Database Performance (MySQL)
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