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Steve Lavigne (born September 22, 1962, USA) is a comics creator who was active in the 1980s and 1990s.

He is best known for his lettering and coloring on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” at Mirage Studios.

He also published at First Comics, Fantagraphics, Kitchen Sink Press, and others.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Lavigne
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y72lcfxz

(Lavigne inked over Gene Colan for the cover art on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” #22, July 1991)

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E. Nelson Bridwell (22 September 1931 – 23 January 1987, USA) was an important editor and writer at DC Comics from 1965 until his death. He began as an assistant editor for Mort Weisinger and later filled that same post for Julius Schwartz as well as editing on his own.

As a comic book reader he was fascinated by continuity and at DC he soon became the go-to person for character backgrounds and trivia. This interest shows clearly in the older reprints he selected for the 100-page collections of the early 1970s.

Bridwell wrote fiction at DC as well as feature articles. He co-created “The Inferior Five” with Joe Orlando in 1966. He and Ric Estrada launched the “Super Friends” series in 1976, based on the cartoon show. He wrote for many titles, from “Action Comics” to “World’s Finest Comics”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Nelson_Bridwell
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9cjcmr6

(Ernie Chan and Vince Colletta created the cover art on “Super Friends” #1, November 1976)

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Lillian Chestney (22 September 1913 – 6 August 2000, USA) was a comics creator, magazine and book illustrator, and painter who began her professional career in the 1940s.

She drew two early issues of Gilbert Publishing’s “Classic Comics” (later called “Classics Illustrated”) in 1943 — “Arabian Nights” adapted by Evelyn Goodman from the Islamic folk tale ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, and “Gulliver’s Travels” adapted by Daniel Kushner from Jonathan Swift’s “Voyage to Lilluput”.

Fellow Gilberton artist Stanley Maxwell Zuckerberg (1919 – 1993), credited as ‘Stanley Maxwell’, was her husband and her full name was Lillian Chestney Zuckerberg.

At Women in Comics — http://womenincomics.wikia.com/wiki/Lillian_Chestney
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/chestney_lilian.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillian_Chestney
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yby2cgna

(Chestney created the cover art on “Classic Comics” #8 - Arabian Nights, February 1943)

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Max Cabanes (born 22 September 1947, France) is a comics creator who began his career in 1972.

His earliest series was ‘Dans les villages’ (1976+), which began in “Tousse Bourin” and continued through “Fluide Glacial” and “Pilote” to conclude in “Charlie Mensuel”.

He appeared in “À Suivre” from the first issue (1977) with ‘Le Roman de Renart’ with writer Jean-Claude Forest (11 September 1930 - 29 December 1998), creator of ‘Barbarella’. His ‘Colin Maillard’ series (1986+) is based on his own youth.

He has also worked in ceramics and as a book illustrator.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cabanes1.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7ygxs3k (some explicit images)

(Cabanes created the cover art on “Blutprinzessin”, 2011, a German edition)

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David Mazzucchelli (born 21 September 1960, USA) is a comic book writer and artist.

He is known for his work on seminal superhero comic book storylines “Daredevil: Born Again” (Marvel, 1986) and “Batman: Year One” (DC, 1987), both written by Frank Miller.

He created the graphic novel “Asterios Polyp” (Pantheon, 2009), which received the inaugural Los Angeles Times Graphic Novel award in 2010. That same year, it received three Eisner Awards at San Diego and three Harvey Awards from his peers.

He collaborated with writer Paul Karasik on “City of Glass: The Graphic Novel” (Avon Books, 1994; Picador, 2004), an adaptation of the novella ‘City of Glass’ by Paul Auster (1985; included in “The New York Trilogy”, 1987).

Mazzucchelli is also an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mazzuchelli.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mazzucchelli
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7tg4js4

(Mazzucchelli painted the cover art on “Cheval Noir” #40, March 1993)

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Stephen King (born 21 September 1947, USA) is an author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.

His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies, and comic books.

At Wikipedia — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9vxjs7d
‘The Dark Tower’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaegce8y

(Walter Simonson created the cover art on “Bizarre Adventures” #29, December 1981)

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H. T. Webster (21 September 1885 – 22 September 1952, USA) was a cartoonist known for ‘The Timid Soul’, ‘Bridge’, ‘Life’s Darkest Moments’, and others in his syndicated series that ran from the 1920s into the 1950s.

Because of the humor and human interest in his cartoons, he was sometimes compared to Mark Twain, and his art style was quite similar to the work of Clare Briggs.

During his lifetime, Webster drew more than 16,000 single-panel cartoons.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/webster_h.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._T._Webster
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8ujj2q3

(Webster created the cover art on “The Best of H.T. Webster”, 1953)

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H. G. Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946, UK) was a prolific writer of novels, history, political and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.

He is now best remembered as one of the fathers of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.

His notable science fiction works include “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Island of Doctor Moreau” (1896), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898).

These stories and others have been adapted or served as inspiration for many different comics stories in countries around the world.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y78q3mqf

(Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum created the cover art on “Marvel Classics Comics” #14 - War of the Worlds, 1976)

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We need credits for the magazine “À Suivre” (Casterman, 1977–1997) — https://www.comics.org/series/42111/

We have quite a few covers, including all but four of the first 100, but literally no data about stories or creators.

This series deserves a volunteer willing to put in the time for a good index, considering the creators who have appeared in it!

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Kristen Koerner Simon (born 20 September, USA?) is an author of children’s books.

Her ‘Blue Forest’ series (Image/Shadowline, 2008+) is illustrated by comics creator Jim Valentino (born 28 October 1952).

She was an editor at Image Comics (2004–2011) under the byline ‘Kristen Simon’.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yba8me82

(Jim Valentino created the cover art on “Blue Forest” #3 - Jack’s Knack, 2010)

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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.
Das Grand Comics Database Projekt (GCD) ist ein Projekt von Freiwilligen mit dem Ziel alle Comics zu dokumentieren und zu erfassen und diese Informationen zur freien Verfügung, insbesondere durch Wissenschaftler, Historiker und Fans, bereit zu stellen.
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Das Grand Comics Database Team
Comics Calendar
Statistiken zu deutschen Comics
17,290 Serien
135,276 Comics
2,886 Variantausgaben
16,767 Comics erfasst
74,900 Titelbilder
89,736 Geschichten
11,613 Verlagsgruppen
21,033 creators
124,247 Serien
1,482,550 Comics
96,951 Variantausgaben
317,297 Comics erfasst
740,994 Titelbilder
2,415,046 Geschichten