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GCD Comics Timeline

François Schuiten (born 26 April 1956, Belgium) is an artist who frequently collaborates with his lifelong friend, writer Benoît Peeters. Their best-known comics work is “Les Cités Obscures” (“Cities of the Fantastic” in the English translation).

His career began in 1973 in “Pilote”. From the mid-1970s he attended art school and also collaborated with his brother, Luc Schuiten, on stories for “Métal Hurlant” (later collected as “Carapaces”).

He and Peeters created the first ‘Cités Obscures’ story in 1983 in “(À Suivre)”. The stories are set on an alternate earth of city-states, whose distinct civilizations are both reflected by and affected by their architecture.

Schuiten shows his fascination with this interaction of belief and building with vivid depictions that can range from fascist architecture in one city to skyscrapers in another to medieval arches and columns in a third.

From 1991 to 1993, he worked with Maurice Benayoun on an early CGI-animated series, “Quarx”, which received prizes at animation festivals throughout the 1990s.

He has done production design for films and designed metro stations in Brussels and Paris. He designed the Belgian pavilion at Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan.

Schuiten received a Best Comic Book award at Angoulême in 1985 and the Grand Prix in 2002. Among other honors, he also received an Inkpot Award in San Diego in 1996.

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(Schuiten created the cover art on “Cities of the Fantastic” #1, 2002, an English translation)

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Jean-Louis Floch (born 26 April 1951, France) is a comics artist whose career began in 1977 at Bayard Presse.

He created ‘Les Jacopo’ in collaboration with writer Colette Tournès, first in “Charabia” and later in “Astrapi”. Four albums were released in the early 1980s.

Floch has also worked with Jean-Luc Fromental, Marc Voline, and other writers. He has also published at Les Humanoïdes and Albin Michel, and in “L’Écho des Savanes”.

He and Arnaud Floc’h created ‘Le Camion des yeux’ at the turn of the century, collected in “N’Gaoudéré” (2004).

Flock’s art is described as blending the Clear Line (ligne claire) style defined by Hergé with the underground aesthetic of the 1970s and 1980s.

His younger brother, Jean-Claude Floch (born 25 September 1953), is also a comics artist under the pen name ‘Floc’h’.

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In the GCD — (some explicit images)

(Floch created the cover art on “Circus Jacobi” #1 – Das Spukhaus, 1988, a German edition of a 1981 work)

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Luana Paesani (born 23 April 1970, Italy) is a comics artist who published in “Il Monello” and “Intrepido” in the 1990s. She has also illustrated books, CD covers, and video cassettes.

She has contributed to various series at Bonelli Editore, published in volumes of “Mister No” (2005), “Demian” (2006–2007), and “Universo Alfa” (2010).

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(Robert Diso created the cover of “Mister No” #212, 1 January 1993, with the inside story by Paesani and Fabrizio Busticchi)

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Edmond Baudoin (born 23 April 1942) 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.

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(Baudoin created the cover of “De Ruitenwissers”, November 2006)

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‘Teri S. Wood’ was the name of fantasy and science-fiction artist Resa Challender (born 21 April 1965, USA) until 2008. Her best-known comics work is the “Wandering Star” saga.

In the 1980s, she began publishing in fanzines and small presses and showing at conventions. From 1988, her strip ‘The Cartoonist’ ran in the magazine “Amazing Heroes”.

In the 1990s, she drew most of Dwight Decker’s “Rhudiprrt, Prince of Fur” (MU Press, 1990–1991, 2003–2004) and self-published “Wandering Star” (1993–1997) She created the fantasy feature ‘Darklight’ in “Mythography” (Bardic Press, 1997) and its own mini-series (Sirius, 2000).

Living in Forks, Washington, Challender’s current project is the webcomic ‘Yet Untitled’ about life in the real-world setting of the “Twilight” television series.

Dover published a hard-cover, single-volume edition of “Wandering Star” in 2016.

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(Challender created the cover of “Wandering Star”, 2016)

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José-Luis Munuera (born 21 April 1972, Spain) is a comics creator whose career began in 1995 with the Spanish publisher Lunáticos. His subsequent work has been with French publishers such as Delcourt and Dupuis.

In 1999, he collaborated for the first time with writer Jean-David Morvan, creating a feature in “Langeust Mag” (Soleil). Morvan also wrote for ‘Merlin’ (Delcourt, 2002 and 2003), which Munuera had created with Joann Sfar (1999–2001).

Munuera and Morvan created the children’s feature “Nävis” (Delcourt, 2003–2009). During this time, they also produced the ‘Spirou et Fantasio’ feature (Dupuis, 2004–2006).

At Dargaud he created the dramatic feature ‘Le Signe de la Lune’ (2009) and the funny-animal feature ‘Walter le Loup’ (2010).

From 2014, he has created the pirate feature ‘Les Campbell’ (Dupuis).

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(Munuera created the cover of “Les Campbell” #1 – ‘Inferno’, January 2014)

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Christopher Nielsen (born 20 April 1963, Norway) is a well-known underground comix creator. He began self-publishing in the 1980s.

In the late 1980s, he published at Semic. From 1990, he published in “Fidus” (No Comprende Press).

Nielsen’s best-known work is “To Trøtte Typer” (“Two Wasted Wankers”). It was adapted to an award-winning television cartoon.

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(Nielsen created the cover of “Rummpfftillfftoooo?”, 1984)

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Barnaby ( was a comic strip which began 20 April 1942 in the newspaper PM and was later syndicated in 64 American newspapers (for a combined circulation of more than 5,500,000).

Created by Crockett Johnson, who is best known today for his children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon, the strip featured a cherubic-looking five-year-old and his far-from-cherubic fairy godfather, Jackeen J. O'Malley, a short, cigar-smoking man with four tiny wings. With a distinctive appearance because of its use of typography, the strip had numerous reprints and was adapted into a 1940s stage production. The usually caustic Dorothy Parker had nothing but praise: "I think, and I'm trying to talk calmly, that Barnaby and his friends and oppressors are the most important additions to American Arts and Letters in Lord knows how many years."

In 1946–47, when Johnson began to concentrate on his children's books, the strip was drawn by Johnson's Connecticut neighbor, artist Jack Morley. For a year, Morley collaborated on the writing of the strip with Ted Ferro.

In September 1947, Johnson began scripting again, with Morley doing the art. Johnson assisted Morley by giving him specific layouts for each panel, and the credit "Jack Morley and CJ" was then used on the strip. The final story reached a conclusion on 2 February 1952.

Barnaby received much critical praise when it first appeared, and it has been reprinted in Barnaby Quarterly (three issues, 1940s), by Henry Holt and Company (two hardcover books, with strips redrawn), Dover books (reprinting the first hardcover, 1960s), Ballantine Books (six paperbacks, 1980s) and in Comics Revue magazine.

Fantagraphics Books has begun publishing a five-volume series of collections designed by Daniel Clowes, reprinting the entire original run (1942-1952) of the strip. The first volume became available in June 2013, and the second in June 2014; the series is estimated to complete in 2017.

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Luciana Giussani (19 April 1928 – 31 March 2001, Italy) was a comics writer and publisher.

In 1962, her sister Angela Giussani (10 June 1922 – 12 February 1987) founded the publishing house Astorina, whose first title was her own creation, “Diabolik”.

Luciana joined the company the following year, also writing for “Diabolik”. She stayed until her retirement in 1999, having taken over as publisher on Angela’s death in 1987.

“Diabolik” was the first Italian comic in pocket-book format. The character is a master thief, created as an anti-hero but over time becoming more inclined to steal from and to thwart only other criminals.

He became very popular and the comic is still published. He has appeared in a movie and on the radio, as a TV series and as an animated TV series, and in a video game.

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(We don’t yet know the cover artist on “Diabolik” v26#1 [#507], January 1987)

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Carl Burgos (18 April 1917 – 1 March 1984, USA) was a comics creator in the early USA industry, beginning his career at the Chesler shop in 1938. He produced work for Centaur Publications, creating ‘Iron Skull’ in “Amazing-Man Comics”, among other work.

In 1939 he moved to a new studio, Funnies, Inc., joining Bill Everett there. They created ‘The Human Torch’ and ‘Sub-Mariner’, respectively, for publisher Martin Goodman’s also-new Timely Comics.

Burgos wrote and drew ‘The Human Torch’ in “Marvel Mystery Comics”, “The Human Torch”, and “All-Winners Comics” through 1942, as well as other stories for Timely.

During this time, he also created ‘The White Streak’ in “Target Comics” (Novelty, 1940–1941).

Burgos joined the US Air Force in 1942 and served in World War II. After the war, he worked primarily in advertising, with occasional freelance work in comics.

In the 1950s, he published with Goodman again, whose company was now called Atlas Comics. In particular, he drew ‘Human Torch’ stories and covers in the brief Atomic Age super-hero revival, in “Young Men” and “Human Torch” (1953–1954).

He did little comics work in the 1960s, although he did draw one Johnny Storm ‘Human Torch’ story in “Strange Tales” for the publisher now called Marvel Comics.

He also created “Captain Marvel” in 1966 for MF Enterprises, his last comics art.

During the 1970s, he edited the line of black-and-white horror magazines from Eerie Publications.

Burgos was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1996.

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(Burgos penciled and Leon Francho inked the cover of “Captain Marvel” #1, April 1966)

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