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GCD Comics Timeline

Herbert Crowley (11 December 1873 – 11 December 1937, UK) was an artist, set designer, and comic strip cartoonist.

He created ‘The Wiggle Much’, a symbolic comic strip published for three months in the “New York Herald” (1910), whose creatures also appeared in individual drawings and paintings.

Crowley exhibited in the famous Armory Show of 1913, also called the International Exhibition of Modern Art.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/crowley_herbert.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Crowley
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ychqewtp

(Crowley created the first installment of ‘The Wiggle Much’, “New York Herald”: 20 March 1910)

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Matt Baker (10 December 1921 – 11 August 1959, USA) was a comics artist in the 1940s and 1950s. He was the first African-American artist in the nascent USA comic-book industry when he joined the Jerry Iger Studio in the mid-1940s.

His best-known work was on ‘Phantom Lady’ for Fox Features (1947–1949). The costumed crime-fighter had been created at the Iger Studio in 1941 for Quality Comics. Baker drew her Fox stories in both her own title and “All-Top Comics”. They were most likely written by Ruth Roche. He also drew “Rulah, Jungle Goddess” at Fox.

Baker created the military humor feature ‘Canteen Kate’ at St. John’s in 1951 and drew all of her stories in “Fightin’ Marines” and her own short-lived series. He also drew for their romance titles.

In the late 1950s he published at Atlas Comics (as Marvel Comics was known then) in their romance and western titles. He died unexpectedly in 1959, before his 38th birthday.

Baker was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baker_matt.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Baker_(artist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybbxjs4z

(Baker created the cover art on “Wild Boy of the Congo” #15, St. John: June 1955)

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Henk Kuijpers (born 10 December 1946, The Netherlands) began his career as a comics artist in the mid-1970s.

He is best known for his “Franka” series. The character is a private investigator whose cases take her around the world. Her stories appeared in “Eppo” from 1975 and have been collected in albums from 1978.

Kuijpers received the 1990 Stripschapprijs, the lifetime-achievement award from the Dutch national organization for comics, Stripschap.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kuijpers_h.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henk_Kuijpers
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yckdkxz8

(Kuijpers created the cover art on “Franka” #1 - Brottsmuseet, Carlsen: 1980, a Swedish edition)

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Masakazu Katsura (桂 正和, born 10 December 1962, Japan) is a comics manga creator whose career began in the 1980s.

His work ranges from “Wing-man” (1983–1985) and “Video Girl Ai” (1989–1992) to “I"s” (1997–2000) and “Zetman” (2002–2014).

He also did character designs for “Iria: Zeiram the Animation” (1993), based on the movie “Zeiramu” (1991), in which he appeared briefly.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/katsura_masakazu.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masakazu_Katsura
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8oez4g7
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441559/

(Katsura created the cover art on “Video Girl Ai” #1 - Unglücklich verliebt, Carlsen: 2001, a German edition)

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José Delbo (born 9 December 1933, Argentina) began his comics career at age 16 in the magazine “Poncho Negro”. He moved to Brazil in 1963 and then to the USA in 1965.

His earliest work in the USA included “Billy the Kid” at Charlton Comics. He also drew many TV tie-in comic books for Dell and for Western Publishing’s Gold Key Comics.

His first work for DC Comics appeared in “The Spectre” (1969). He drew “Wonder Woman” from 1976 through 1981, where he and writer Gerry Conway introduced a new version of the Cheetah in 1980.

He continued to work on a variety of titles at DC until 1986. From 1986 to 1988, at Marvel, he drew “ThunderCats” and from 1988 to 1990, “The Transformers”.

He co-created “Brute Force” there with Simon Furman in 1990 and drew “NFL SuperPro” in 1991 and 1992. In the later 1990s he published at Acclaim / Valiant, Big Entertainment, and other publishers.

He taught at The Kubert School from the 1990s until 2005. After moving to Florida, he taught at a ‘cartoon camp’ program for school children in Boca Raton.

Delbo received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 2013.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/delbo_j.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Delbo
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ya996pdj

(Delbo and Dick Giordano created the cover art on “Wonder Woman” #253, DC: March 1979)

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Alarico Gattia (born 9 December 1927, Italy) came to comics after working as an advertising industrial illustrator.

In the late 1960s his stories appeared in magazines such as “Il Corriere dei Piccoli” and “Diabolik”. He illustrated comic adaptations of literary works in the 1970s at Il Giornalino.

He joined Bonelli in 1977, creating two albums of the “Un Uomo, un'Avventura” series — ‘L’Uomo del Klondike’ and ‘L’Uomo del Sud’. He also illustrated stories in “Tex” comics.

Gattia was a founder and has been the president of the Associazione Illustratori professional group.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gattia_alarico.htm (some explicit images)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycm9zza2

(Gattia created the cover art on “Diabolik” v11#4, Astorina: 14 February 1972)

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Erik Larsen (born 8 December 1962, USA) is a comic book writer, artist, and publisher.

He is best known for his work on ‘Spider-Man’ titles (Marvel, 1987–1992 and beyond), as one of the founders of Image Comics (1992), and for his creation “Savage Dragon” (1992+).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/larsen_erik.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Larsen
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yc359kgq

(Larsen created the cover art on “Graphic Fantasy” #1, Ajax Comics: June 1982)

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Michael Z. Hobson (born 8 December 1936, USA) is a life-long publishing manager and executive.

He began his career in the late 1960s at Scholastic, where he became a vice president with responsibility for the company’s book clubs.

From 1981 to 1996, he was Group VP for Publishing at Marvel, responsible for editorial, marketing, and production. For the final two years, he lived in London and was Managing Director of Marvel UK with responsibility for all European publishing.

He was later at Parachute Publishing (“Goosebumps”, ‘Olsen Twins’ books) and has been a publishing consultant since 2002.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Z._Hobson
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9bezpgu

(John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom created the cover art on “The Official Marvel Try-Out Book” #1, Marvel: 1983, edited by Hobson)

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James Thurber (8 December 1894 – 2 November 1961, USA) was a cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit.

He was known for his cartoons and short stories published mainly in “The New Yorker” magazine. His short story ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ has been adapted for film twice, once in 1947 and again in 2013.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/thurber_james.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Thurber
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y76dtlye

(Thurber created the cover art on “The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments”, Perennial Library: 1950)

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Percy Crosby (8 December 1891 – 8 December 1964, USA) was an author, illustrator, and cartoonist best known for his comic strip ‘Skippy’ (1923–1945).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/crosby_p.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Crosby
‘Skippy’ at Toonopedia — http://www.toonopedia.com/skippy.htm
‘Percy L. Crosby’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yb3fhlk4
‘Percy Crosby’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8t6nvyp

(Crosby created the cover art on “Percy Crosby’s Skippy: Daily Comics” #1 - 1925-1927, IDW: August 2012)

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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.
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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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Zuletzt geänderte deutsche Comics
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17,511 Serien
136,143 Comics
2,981 Variantausgaben
17,301 Comics erfasst
75,602 Titelbilder
92,085 Geschichten
11,728 Verlagsgruppen
21,911 creators
129,599 Serien
1,505,215 Comics
99,228 Variantausgaben
322,267 Comics erfasst
752,841 Titelbilder
2,474,492 Geschichten