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Bert Bus (19 July 1931 – 28 August 2017, The Netherlands) was a comics artist and writer. He began working for De Spaarnestad after World War II and stayed with that publisher throughout his career.

In the early 1950s he produced the science fiction feature “Olaf Noord” and the pre-historic humor strip “Skokan”.

He worked in other genres, as well, from historical-setting adventures through erotic stories to stories about Huckleberry Finn and Nancy Drew.

In 2004 Bus was a co-recipient of the Bulletje & Boonestaakschaal award at Stripdagen, along with his friends from Spaarnestad Studio, Nico van Dam and Harry Balm.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bus.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8xgwx4n

(Bus created the cover art on “Eppo” #38/1981)

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‘Luke Ross’ is the pen name of Luciano Queiroz (born 18 July 1972, Brazil), a comics artist and illustrator.

He began his career in advertising art and draws editorial cartoons for “Folha de São Paulo” and “Estado de São Paulo”. He also appears in magazines such as “Veja” and “Placar”.

He is known for his work in the USA comic-book market from the early 1990s, working for many publishers.

At Marvel, he has drawn series from “The Spectacular Spider-Man” (1996–1998) to “John Carter: The World of Mars” (2011–2012) and from “Captain America: First Vengeance” (2011) to “Hercules” (2016).

At DC, he has worked on “New Gods” (1995–1996), “Green Lantern” (2004), “Jonah Hex” (2006), and other titles.

Ross has also worked at Continuity, Valiant, Chaos!, CrossGen, Dark Horse, Image, and other publishers.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/ross_luke.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Ross
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7292o7x

(Ross created this cover of “Hulk” #6, November 2014)

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Florence Cestac (born 18 July 1949, France) has always been involved with comics. She co-founded Futuropolis in 1974, which published comics until 1994.

She created the cartoonish detective ‘Harry Mickson’ as a mascot for Futuropolis and later as a feature in “L’Écho des Savanes”.

In addition to “L’Echo”, she published comics in “Métal Hurlant”, “Ah Nana!”, “Pilote”, and other magazines in the 1970s. From 1980, she also appeared in “À Suivre” and “Charlie Mensuel”. Futuropolis began collecting her work in albums from 1979.

At Dargaud in the late 1990s, she created “Cestac pour les grands” — one album, ‘Le demon de midi’ (1996), was adapted for the stage and also as the film “The Demon Stirs” (2005).

She created the series “Cestac Color” to feature work by contemporary artists (2001) and drew a memoir, “La vie d’artiste” (2002), both at Dargaud.

Cestac received the Alph-Art award at Angoulême in 1989 and 1997 and the Grand Prix in 2000. She received the Grand Prix Saint-Michel in 2014.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cestac.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Cestac
At Women in Comics — http://womenincomics.wikia.com/wiki/Florence_Cestac
At Cestac.com (in French) — https://cestac.com/cmoi.html
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybgvzl5d

(E. C. Segar created the art on the cover of “Popeye” #6 - 1931, September 1985, a French translation edited by Cestac)

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Jan van der Voo (born 18 July 1938, The Netherlands) is a comics creator whose career began with a strip about the construction of the Rotterdam subway, ‘De Metroriet’.

During the 1960s he worked with Jan Kruis producing advertising strips that were published in “Donald Duck” and other children’s comics. Their clients included Mars, Bounty, Milky Way, De Ruijter, and others.

He collaborated with Wim Meuldijk on a comics adaptation of the latter’s television character ‘Pipo de Clown’ (1969–1973) and drew the final years (1974–1979) of Meuldijk’s long-running ‘Ketelbinkie’ feature about a super-powered boy, both in “Donald Duck”.

He also published regularly in “Sjors” in the late 1960s and the 1970s.

In 1982, he moved to New Zealand, where he stayed until 1997. He was a political cartoonist for the “New Zealand Herald”.

After his return to the Netherlands, he illustrated educational books and created the humorous feature ‘Even Een Piraatje’ in “Myx”.

Van der Voo received the Bulletje & Boonestaakschaal for his contributions to the Dutch comics field in 2005.

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

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Jeff Krell (born 17 July 1959, USA) is a comics creator and translator.

His best-known work is ‘Jayson’, the story of “Jayson Callowhill, a skinny farm boy who moves to Philadelphia searching for a job and a man”.

It began as a strip feature in “Philadelphia Gay News” in 1983. New stories appeared in “Gay Comix” and the strip has been nationally syndicated since 1990.

In 1998, Krell collaborated with Ron Romanovsky and Paul Phillips on an off-Broadway musical comedy about Jayson.

From the late 1990s, he has published ‘Jayson’ collections through his own Ignite! Press. He began creating original graphic novels with “Jayson Goes to Hollywood” (2008).

Krell has translated and published humorous erotic comics by the gay German artist Ralf König (born 8 August 1960).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/krell_jeff.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Krell
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybz42hgf

(Krell created the cover art on “Jayson: A New Collection”, 1997)

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Gus Arriola (17 July 1917 – 2 February 2008, USA) was an artist who worked in animation and in syndicated strips.

Directly out of high school, he worked as an ‘in-betweener’ animator on ‘Krazy Kat’ at Screen Gems. In 1937, he went to MGM where he worked on ‘Tom and Jerry’ cartoons (and met his wife).

He created his best-known work, the newspaper strip ‘Gordo’, at United Features. It began on 24 November 1941, but went on hiatus a year later when the artist was drafted.

During World War II, he worked on training films and found the time to begin a Sunday ‘Gordo’ strip in 1943. The daily strips resumed in 1946 and he continued to produce the feature until he retired in 1985.

‘Gordo’ began in the mold of ‘Li’l Abner’, relying on ethnic and linguistic stereotypes for broad comedy. Arriola gradually changed the focus to a more sympathetic portrayal of his ancestral homeland.

The popular strip introduced the USA audience to ‘amigo’, ‘hasta la vista’, tacos, and burritos and it told stories featuring Mayan, Aztec, and Mexican history.

There was never a “Gordo” comic book, but the strips were reprinted in “Tip Top Comics” and “Sparkle Comics” in the 1940s and 1950s.

Over the years, ‘Gordo’ was praised by Mexican diplomats and critics for its cross-cultural effect and by Charles Schultz (‘Peanuts’) for its art style.

Arriola received the first Best Humor Strip award from the National Cartoonists Society in 1957, and again in 1965. His death in 2008 was memorialized in the Latinx syndicated strips ‘Baldo’ and ‘La Cucaracha’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/arriola_gus.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Arriola
‘Gordo’ at Toonopedia — http://www.toonopedia.com/gordo.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9xxz2ly

(Arriola created the art on this postcard, 1975)

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‘Hermann’ is the pen name of Hermann Huppen (born 17 July 1938, Belgium), a comics creator whose career began in 1964 working at the studio of Michel Greg.

Greg wrote scripts for his ‘Bernard Prince’ in “Tintin” (1966) and the western ‘Comanche’ (1969), which drew attention for being more dramatic and harsh than works such as ‘Blueberry’.

Hermann is well-known for ‘Jeremiah’, a post-apocalyptic science-fiction series which he both writes and draws. It began in 1979 and continues. Some of the albums are available in English translation. J. Michael Straczynski produced a television series (2002–2004) loosely based on the series.

In the early 1980s he created stories about ‘Nick’ at “Spirou” (scripts by Morphée [Philippe Vandooren]), inspired by “Little Nemo in Slumberland”. Collected by Dupuis in three albums, an English translation was published by SAF in 2003.

His other major work is the medieval story ‘Les Tours de Bois-Maury’ (Glénat, 1984–2006). His son, fellow creator ‘Yves H.’, provided scripts on a few of the later albums. Some of this work is also available in English.

He and Yves have collaborated on other works, including ‘Lune de guerre’ with a script by Jean van Hamme (Dupuis, 2000). Belgian filmmaker Dominique Deruddere produced “The Wedding Party” (2007) based on this story.

Hermann received the Prix Saint-Michel in 1973 and 1980, and the Grand Prix Saint-Michel in 2002. He received Haxtur Awards at the Salón Asturias in Spain in 1992 and 2001 and has been nominated for awards at Angoulême.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hermann.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Huppen
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycvn3q7d

(Hermann created the cover art on “Les Tours de Bois-Maury” #1 - Babette, October 1984)

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Chad Woody (born 16 July 1973, USA) is a comics creator who works primarily in the small press.

In the early 1990s, he lettered ‘Through the Habitrails’ and ‘Ultra Klutz’ stories with creator Jeff Nicholson, appearing mostly in “Taboo” (Spiderbaby Grafix) and “Hyena” (Tundra).

He adapted the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem ‘The Raven’ (1798) in “One Eye Open, One Eye Closed” #1 (Chiasmus, 1994) and he wrote a few short stories, drawn by Robert Lewis, in “Negative Burn” (1995–1996).

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9wnglmo

(Jeff Nicholson and Woody created the cover art on “Ultra Klutz Dreams” #1, December 1998)

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Eddy Newell (born 16 July 1957, USA) is a comics creator whose career began in 1989. In the early 1990s, he published at Now and Innovation.

He drew the relaunched “Black Lightning” (DC, 1995–1996), written primarily by the character’s creator, Tony Isabella.

He has also created for Marvel, Image, and other publishers. In the early 2000s, he drew the “Werewolf the Apocalypse” books, written by Joe Gentile, at Moonstone Books.

At his website — http://www.eddynewell.com/cpg/index.php
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yapgcku2

(Newell created the cover of “Black Lightning” #1, February 1995)

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Pierre Wazem (born 16 July 1970, Switzerland) is an illustrator and comics creator. His first comics work was “Livre vert Vietnam” (Papiers Gras, 1997).

Moving to Les Humanoïdes Associés, he produced “Le chant des pavots”, “Bretagne”, and “Comme une rivière” through the end of the decade.

He has written scripts for artist Tom Tirabosco, from “Week-end avec premeditation” (2000) to “Sous-Sols” (2010), and has written the “Koma” series for artist Frederik Peeters since 2003.

Among other works, Wazem created “Presque Sarajevo” (Atrabile, 2002) and “Le pingouin Volant” (La Joie de Lire, 2007).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wazem.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ya96s47j

(Frederick Peeters created the cover art on “Koma” #1 - Die Stimme der Schlote, January 2012, a German edition)

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