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Larry Welz (born 21 November 1948, USA) is a comics creator who published in underground comix from the late 1960s to the end of the century.

He created “Captain Guts” (1969–1971) and was a frequent contributor to “Yellow Dog” and other series.

He may be best known for Cherry Poptart, a character he created in 1982. She appeared in “Cherry Poptart”, “Cherry”, “Cherry’s Jubilee”, and “Cherry Deluxe” through 2000.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/welz_l.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Welz
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8mfb69k (some explicit images)

(Welz and Larry Sutherland created the cover art on “American Flyer” #2, Last Gasp: 1972)

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Claude Moliterni (21 November 1932 – 22 January 2009, France) was a prolific comics writer, editor, and critic. He was a prominent advocate for graphic storytelling as part of literary and artistic culture.

He was one of the founders of the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 1974 and was a co-organizer through 2005.

He was an editor at Dargaud until 1989 and created features there such as “Scarlett Dream” (1967–1982), the heroic fantasy “Taar” (1976–1988), and “Harry Chase” (1979–1989).

His critical and academic work includes “L’Aventure de la Bande Dessinée” (Bagheera, 1989), “Le Dictionnaire de la Bande Dessinée” (Larousse, 1994), and “Chronologie de la bande dessinée” (Flammarion, 1996).

At BDtheque (in French) — https://www.bedetheque.com/auteur-2965-BD-Moliterni-Claude.html
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ydapo5a4

(Robert Gigi created the cover art on “Scarlett Dream” #5 - Un deux pas de l'enfer, Dargaud: 1981)

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Stephanie Gladden (born 20 November 1969, USA) worked in animation in Atlanta before starting her comics career in 1993.

Her mainstream work is primarily on licensed humor series such as issues of “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Looney Tunes” (DC, 1994–2003), “Simpsons Comics” (Bongo, 1995–1997) and “Cartoon Network Block Party” (DC, 2007–2009).

Gladden also created her own funny-animal comic feature ‘Hopster’s Tracks’. She published two issues of that feature at Bongo Comics in 1998 and her stories have also appeared in “Action Girl” (Slave Labor Graphics, 1996–1997) and “Friends of Lulu Presents: Storytime” (Friends of Lulu, 2000).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gladden_stephanie.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yd4ddcbp

(Gladden created the cover art on “Cartoon Network Block Party” #48, DC: October 2008)

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Jill Thompson (born 20 November 1966, USA) is a comics creator who has been active since the mid-1980s. In 1987, she graduated from the American Academy of Art, in Chicago.

At Comico in 1987 and 1988, she drew “Elementals” and “Fathom”. At First Comics in 1988 and 1989, she drew “Corum: The Bull and the Spear” and “Badger Goes Beserk”.

From 1990 to 1992 she drew “Wonder Woman” at DC Comics. She also drew two story arcs in Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” (1992, 1993) and launched the “Black Orchid” series (1994) in the Vertigo imprint.

She drew early issues of “The Invisibles” (1995) and late issues of another “The Invisibles” series (1999) and she drew the “Finals” mini-series (1999), among other work at DC.

She published her first ‘Scary Godmother’ stories at Sirius from 1997, and the funny, cheerful witch and her friends have featured in comics and children’s books from Sirius and Dark Horse ever since.

Having returned to Badger with “Badger: Shattered Mirror” (Dark Horse, 1994), she began publishing more regularly at Dark Horse in the new millennium.

She contributed to anthologies such as the “Dark Horse Book of…” collections (2003–2006) and “Hellboy: Weird Tales” (2004). In 2009, she and writer Evan Dorkin created “Beasts of Burden” there.

She has been contributing covers to series as varied as “Red Sonja” (Dynamite) and “Life with Archie” (Archie), “Inhuman” (Marvel) and “The Flintstones” (DC).

Her one-off graphic novel “Wonder Woman: The True Amazon”, was published in 2016.

USA comics creator Brian Azzarello (born 11 August 1962) is her husband.

Thompson has received multiple Eisner Awards, including Best Painter in 2001 for “Scary Godmother” and Best Short Story in 2005 (with Evan Dorkin).

She won Lulu of the Year in 1999 and was named Best Comic Book Artist in 2011 by the National Cartoonists Society.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/thompson_jill.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Thompson
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8zexc7x
In the IMDB — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1230948/

(Thompson created this cover of “Future Quest Presents” #3 - Space Ghost, DC: December 2017)

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Jimmy Murphy (20 November 1891 – 9 March 1965, USA) was a comics creator who worked in syndicated features.

He had already been a freelance newspaper cartoonist for nearly a decade when he began working for the “New York American” in 1918.

He is best known for ‘Toots and Casper’ (1919–1956), a family comedy strip that became very popular and was licensed for dolls, books, and comics.

In the mid-1930s, he added paper dolls and collectible stamps on the Sunday pages, features that were adopted by other cartoonists.

He also created ‘It’s Papa Who Pays!’ as a topper on the Sunday ‘Toots’ pages (1926–1941).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/murphy_j.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Murphy_(cartoonist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybgep5wk

(Murphy created the cover art on “Large Feature Comic” #5 - Toots and Casper, Dell: 1942)

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Steve Lightle (born 19 November 1955, USA) is a comics creator who began his career at DC Comics as part of their “New Talent Showcase” program in the early 1980s. He also drew a few covers at Americomics (predecessor of AC Comics).

He was primarily at DC until about 1988. During that time, he drew for a variety of titles but is best known for his work with the ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’.

Lightle was the story and cover artist on “Legion of Super-Heroes” from 1984 and continued doing covers until 1989. He drew many of the Legion-related profiles in the various “Who’s Who” series from 1985 to 1991.

He drew covers for the 1986 reprint issues of “Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes” and for the “Cosmic Boy” mini-series (1987).

He co-created two Legionnaires, Tellus and Quislet, whose unusual appearances contrasted with the humanoid appearances of the other Legionnaires. He also drew the story in which the first Karate Kid character died.

From 1989, Lightle transitioned to mainly working for Marvel Comics, beginning as the cover artist on the reprint series “Classic X-Men”. He remained at Marvel during the 1990s.

He founded Lunatick Press in 2001 to publish his comics and his artwork. His current work is the science-fiction webcomic “Justin Zane”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lightle_steve.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Lightle
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y84j5puw

(Lightle created the cover art on “Doom Patrol” #1, DC: October 1987)

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Rick McCollum (born 19 November 1954, USA) is a comics creator who was active in art-focused fanzines and small-press comics in the 1980s and 1990s.

He worked both solo and in collaboration, the latter usually as artist, at Jabberwocky Graphix, Pyramid, White Wolf, Crystal, FantaCo, and other publishers.

At the end of the 1990s, he published in a few titles at Eros Comix, a Fantagraphics imprint.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8jhtssq

(McCollum created the cover art on “Dark Regions” #1, White Wolf Publishing: February 1987)

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Karel Verschuere (19 November 1924 – 10 August 1980, Belgium) was a comics creator who was most active in the 1950s and 1960s.

He fought in World War II for the German occupation forces and after the war was imprisoned for four years for collaboration.

His comics career began in 1952, as an early employee at the Willy Vandersteen studio. The two men began the first of many collaborations, the western series ‘Bessy’, that very year.

At his suggestion, they began the famous medieval series “De Rode Ridder” (“The Red Knight”) in 1959. Adapted from stories written by Leopold Vermeiren in the mid-1940s, the series is still being created today.

He and Vandersteen parted ways in the mid-1960s, not on good terms, and he continued to work on a variety of features until leaving the field in the mid-1970s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/verschuere.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycp79u8x

(Willy Vandersteen created the cover art on “De Rode Ridder” #1 - Het gebroken zwaard, Standaard Uitgeverij: 1959)

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Bob Smith (born 18 November 1951, USA) is a prolific comics creator who began his career in the early 1970s. He works mostly as an inker but sometimes pencils and occasionally writes.

After a few stories in “Star*Reach” and “Crazy”, he worked primarily at DC Comics from 1976 to about 2001. He worked on hundreds of comics there, including “Super Friends” (1977–1981), “The Night Force” (1982-1983), and “Batman: Gotham Adventures” (1999–2003).

During this period he also published at First, Kitchen Sink, Renegade Press, Apple Press, Dark Horse, and Malibu.

Since the late 1990s, he has worked at Archie Comics, across the core character titles. He has already worked on more comics there than he did at DC.

He also inked the daily and Sunday ‘Archie’ newspapers strips over pencils by Fernando Ruiz, continuing until new material for the strips ended in 2011.

In the new millennium, he has additionally appeared in Bongo comics, some humor and superhero comics for DC, and more recently at Charlton Neo.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Smith_(comics)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybvbsj4j

(Ramona Fradon and Smith created the cover art on “Super Friends” #7, DC: October 1977)

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Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953, UK) is a prolific and influential comics creator. While he is a cartoonist, he works most often as a writer.

His career began in fanzines in the late 1970s and his early professional work was in “2000 AD”. He came to international prominence with his work in “Warrior” (Quality Communications, 1982–1985), including ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘Marvelman’, and ‘Warpsmith’.

In the USA, he revised the ongoing “Swamp Thing” (DC, 1984–1987), giving the feature a mood and background still in use. He introduced John Constantine there, who has featured in his own series, “Hellblazer” (DC then DC/Vertigo, 1988–2013).

DC reprinted “V for Vendetta”, which is still in print in a collected edition and enjoys a wide mainstream audience. Eclipse reprinted “Marvelman” and then Moore continued it there with new material.

He famously wrote ‘Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?’, an affectionate final story about the original Superman, published in 1986 just before the events of the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” series eliminated the character.

His “Watchmen” (DC, collected in 1987) is also popular with a broader audience than super-heroes usually enjoy. The theme is the effect on the real world of having real super-powered heroes and its non-linear structure is unusual for the genre.

He notoriously wrote “Batman: The Killing Joke” in 1987, a brutal story that left the ‘Batgirl’ character in a wheelchair.

He wrote the ongoing series “Supreme” (Image, 1996–2000) as an homage to the Silver Age Superman stories, defining a whole ‘universe’ with its own Golden Age and Silver Age history.

He did the same for an entire new set of characters for America’s Best Comics (1999–2008). Beginning as an imprint of WildStorm, it became an imprint of DC when they acquired WildStorm.

From 1991, he wrote and Melinda Gebbie drew “Lost Girls”, an erotic story featuring the lead characters from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, and “Peter and Wendy”. The story was collected in 2006 and remains in print.

Over the course of the project, the relationship of the creators culminated in marriage. In an interview on the occasion of the collected edition, Moore joked, “I’d recommend to anybody working on their relationship that they should try embarking on a 16-year elaborate pornography together.”

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/moore.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybt9euak

(Mick Austin created the cover art on “Warrior” #7, Quality Communications: November 1982)

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