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GCD Comics Timeline

Lori Gentile (born 15 August 1970, USA?) has been an editor at Moonstone since about 2000.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8jbwnyd

(Graham Nolan created the cover art on “The Phantom: The Graham Nolan Sundays” #1, 2005, co-edited by Gentile)

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Ed Dobrotka (15 August 1917 – 23 March 1977, USA) was a comics creator who typically worked as an inker.

His career began in the early 1940s at the Shuster studio, where he inked over Shuster himself, John Sikela, Wayne Boring, and others.

From 1941 to 1946, he often inked ‘Superman’ in “Action Comics” (DC), typically over Leo Nowak or Sikela. Sikela and Dobrotka are often credited with the story in #64 that introduced the original Toyman, but based on Jerry Siegel’s payslips to uncredited creators, we believe the story was drawn by Sam Citron and Don Komisarow.

In 1942 and 1943, he produced full art on two ‘Seven Soldiers of Victory’ stories in “Leading Comics”, on ‘Robotman’ in “Star Spangled Comics”, and on Starman chapters of two ‘Justice Society of America’ stories in “All-Star Comics”, all at DC.

He drew full art on ‘Captain Triumph’ in “Cracked Comics” and on a few other stories at Quality between 1943 and 1946. He also drew a few stories in “Mr. District Attorney” (DC) in 1948.

He inked Sikela on ‘Superboy’ (1949–1951) in “Adventure Comics” and from the first issue of his own title.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dobrotka_ed.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yb299as6

(Dobrotka created the cover art on “Leading Comics” #6, Spring 1943)

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Clarence D. Russell (15 August 1895– 23 October 1963, USA) was a comics creator who worked in newspaper illustration, magazine cartoons, and syndicated strips.

After studying at the Chicago Art Institute, he began freelancing cartoons in the mid-1910s. He then served in World War I, returning home in 1920.

He was working at the “New York Evening Post” and the “New York Evening Mail” and publishing cartoons in “Judge” magazine in the 1920s.

In his “Judge” cartoons, he gradually developed the character Pete, who was a wandering tramp. He said in an interview that “He was my escape valve. Pete did the things I always wanted to do.”

In 1932, his ‘Pete the Tramp’ syndicated feature debuted and he continued to produce the strip until his death. ‘The Tucker Twins’ and ‘Pete’s Pup’ were topper strips he created over the years.

During World War II, he and Otto Soglow (23 December 1900 – 3 April 1975, creator of ‘The Little King’) drew their characters at children’s bond rallies and in veterans’ hospitals.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/russell_cd.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_D._Russell
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yd4usrlg

(Russell created the cover art on “Skippern” #1/1956, 7 January 1956, a Norwegian edition)

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Frode Øverli (born 15 August 1968, Norway) is a popular comics creator working in newspaper features and comic books.

His parodies of ‘The Phantom’ appeared in “Fantomet” from the mid-1980s, while he was still in school. He began publishing in the new magazine “Pyton” in 1986, where he remained until the mid-1990s.

He created his most successful feature in 1995, ‘Pondus’, hilariously focused on football fans Pondus and Jokke and their families and friends.

Begun in a small local newspaper, it soon became a regular feature in the comics magazine “Ernie” (1996–2000). In 1997, it was picked up by the national newspaper “Dagbladet” and is now syndicated throughout Scandinavia.

The “Pondus” magazine began in 2000, the first Norwegian strip to feature in its own comic.

Øverli received the Sproing Award from Norsk Tegneserieforum (NTF) in 1998 and 2003 and the Adamson Award from the Swedish Academy of Comic Art (SACA) in 2006.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/overli_frode.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frode_%C3%98verli
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y886lgc4

(Øverli created the cover art on “Pondus” #6/2018, June 2018)

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Chris Krone (15 August 1966 – 14 December 2013, The Netherlands) was a comics creator who worked in animation and in comic books.

He was one of the artists on a story about the ‘Dutch Spiderman’ (Hans Jensen), who was inspired by the USA super-hero. The story in “Superhelden Agenda” #3 (JuniorPress, 1989-90) was one of only two original stories published there while they held the license for Marvel reprints.

He wrote stories in “Wartaal” (Het Stripschap) in the mid-1990s and his animation career began late in the decade.

Krone was inking for Windmill Comics just before his untimely death from multiple sclerosis.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9eamo4o
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2824705/

(Krone inked Steven de Rie on the ‘Stille Getuige’ panel on the cover of “Hip Comics” #19170, September 2009)

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Pran Kumar Sharma (15 August 1938 – 5 August 2014, India) was a popular and influential comics creator.

He created ‘Daabu’ in the newspaper “Milap” (1960) at a time when comics in India were mainly reprints like ‘The Phantom’ and ‘Superman’.

He is best known for ‘Chacha Chaudhary’, which he created in 1969 in the Hindi magazine “Lotpot”. His own comic, begun in 1971, is still published by Diamond Comics, with art now by Sayed Nahid Mian.

Available in ten Indian languages, it is popular with young and old alike and in 2009 was adapted in a live-action film.

He also created other characters that are still being published, such as ‘Raman’, ‘Billoo’, and ‘Channi Chachi’.

The office-worker ‘Raman’ is particularly popular among Kannadigas and in 1983 Prime Minister Indira Ghandi released “Raman – Ham Ek Hain” (“Raman – United We Stand”) to promote national unity.

Pran received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Cartoonists in 2001.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pran_Kumar_Sharma

(This photo of Pran and drawing of Chaudhary were found at https://naidunia.jagran.com/special-story-pran-kumar-sharma-creator-of-c... [in Hindi])

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John Semper Jr. (born 14 August) is an animation screenwriter, producer, and story editor.

Some of his scripts for “Spider-Man: The Animated Series” were adapted in the “Spider-Man Adventures” comic series (Marvel, 1994–1995).

He is currently writing the Rebirth “Cyborg” series (DC, 2016+).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Semper
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8myur8b
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0783889/

(Will Conrad created this cover of “Cyborg: Rebirth” #1, November 2016)

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Steve Orlando (born 14 August 1985, USA) is a comics creator who works mainly as a writer.

He created and wrote “Undertow” (Image, 2014), drawn by Artyom Trakhanov. He now works primarily for DC Comics.

His “Midnighter” (2015–2016) and “Midnighter and Apollo” (2016–2017) series won critical acclaim. Each were nominated for GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Comic Book, awarded for LGBT stories and representation.

He writes the current “Supergirl” series (2016+), which began in the Rebirth continuity, and he wrote the Rebirth “Justice League of America” (2017–2018).

In 2017, he co-wrote “Batman / Shadow” (DC) and wrote the sequel, “Shadow / Batman” (Dynamite).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Orlando
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9rkl9rq

(Emanuela Lupacchino created this cover of “Supergirl: Rebirth” #1, October 2016)

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Derec Donovan, formerly Derec Aucoin (born 14 August 1974, USA?), is a comics creator whose career began in the mid-1990s.

At DC, he worked on “R.E.B.E.L.S. …” (1994–1996) and on issues of “Green Lantern” (1994) and “Legion of Super-Heroes” (1997). He worked on “Adventures of Superman” (2001–2004) and the limited series “Conner Hawke: Dragon’s Blood” (2007).

His first work at Marvel was on “Quicksilver” (1998). Other work there includes the limited series “Avengers: United They Stand” (1999–2000) and work on the limited series “Jubilee” (2004–2005) and “Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos” (2006).

He continues to work on comics at both DC and Marvel. He recently contributed covers to “Cyborg” (DC, 2016–2017).

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7qd5tha

(Donovan [as Aucoin] and Walden Wong created the cover art on “Marvels Comics: Thor”, July 2000)

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Tracy Hampton-Munsey (born 14 August 1961, USA) is a comics letterer who was active in the 1980s and 1990s.

Comics creators Bunny Hampton-Mack (born 31 December 1952), Bo Hampton (born 29 June 1954), and Scott Hampton (born 10 April 1959) are her siblings.

She frequently lettered work by her brothers. This includes “Luger” (1986–1987), “Lost Planet” (1987–1988), and “Pigeons from Hell” (1988) at Eclipse.

Other collaborations were on “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (Tundra, 1992), ‘Batman’ stories (DC, 1992–1995), and ‘Verdilak’ in “ComicsLit Magazine” (NBM, 1995).

She also lettered “Babylon 5” (DC) and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Worf Special” (Malibu) in 1995.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ydhk3aby

(Rebecca Guay and Rick Bryant created the cover art on “Babylon 5” #5, December 1995)

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GCD auf Deutsch
Der restlichen Seiten der GCD sind bisher nur auf Englisch verfügbar, das wird sich erst im Laufe der Zeit ändern. Es gibt aber einige deutschsprachige Mitwirkende bei der GCD und auch einen deutschsprachigen Email-Verteiler.
Zur Datenbank beitragen
Um Daten oder Titelbilder zur Datenbank beizutragen ist eine Registrierung erforderlich. Wie alle weiterführenden Seiten sind auch die Seiten zur Registrierung, Datenerfassung und der Dokumentations-Wiki bisher auf Englisch gehalten. Falls Fragen auftreten, neben dem deutschsprachigen Email-Verteiler kann man auch direkt per Email Kontakt auf Deutsch aufnehmen.
Titelbilder hinzufügen
Die vielleicht einfachste und schnellste Möglichkeit bei der GCD mitzuwirken ist es Titelbilder hochzuladen. Entweder sieht man die Lücken beim durchschauen der Webseite, oder sucht mit Hilfe der erweiterten Suche nach benötigten Titelbilder, dort dafür 'Cover is Needed' anklicken. Bevor neue Titelbilder auf der Seite zu sehen sind müssen diese dann noch, wie alle Beiträge, von einem anderen GCD-Mitarbeiter freigeschaltet werden.
Informationen beitragen
Fehlt ein Comic, eine Serie oder gar ein Verlag ? Willst du Informationen zu Autor, Zeichner, eine kurze Inhaltsangabe, die auftretenden Charaktere, ... eintragen ? Oder einfach nur einen nervigen Tippfehler korrigieren ? Sofern man angemeldet ist findet man auf allen Seiten die Möglichkeit die Einträge zu editieren und neue Informationen beizutragen. Da wir das Ziel verfolgen möglichst strukturierte und korrekte Daten zu haben, die es ermöglichen genaue Suchen durchzuführen, gibt es einige Regeln wie das erfolgen sollte. Nach dem Submitten der Beiträge gibt dann ein GCD-Mitarbeiter Rückmeldung ob die verschiedenen Informationen an den richtigen Stellen stehen.
Technische Unterstützung
Wir können Mitarbeit auch auf der technischen Ebene gebrauchen. Webdesigner, Webprogrammierer (HTML / JavaScript / Django), oder auch Kenntnisse in Python oder MySQL können uns weiterhelfen.
Import von existierenden Daten
Wer schon Daten in einer Datenbank oder einer Textdatei hat kann diese unter Umständen in die Datenbank importieren. Zu jedem Comic kann man mit Hilfe einer Textdatei bestehende Informationen hochladen. Genauere Informationen zum Format einer solchen Datei gibt es hier.
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Das Grand Comics Database Team
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Statistiken zu deutschen Comics
17,155 Serien
134,561 Comics
2,864 Variantausgaben
16,454 Comics erfasst
74,661 Titelbilder
88,653 Geschichten
11,549 Verlagsgruppen
20,789 creators
121,896 Serien
1,474,092 Comics
95,380 Variantausgaben
315,012 Comics erfasst
735,514 Titelbilder
2,387,537 Geschichten