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John Stanley (22 March 1914 – 11 November 1993, USA) was a comic book creator, best known for writing “Little Lulu” from 1945 to 1959.
While mostly known for scripting, Stanley also was an accomplished artist who drew many of his stories, including the earliest “Little Lulu” issues. His specialty was humorous stories, both with licensed characters and those of his own creation.

His writing style has been described as employing “colorful,S. J. Perelman-ish language and a decidedly bizarre, macabre wit (reminiscent of writer Roald Dahl)” with storylines that “were cohesive and tightly constructed, with nary a loose thread in the plot”.

Captain Marvel co-creator C.C. Beck remarked “The only comic books I ever read and enjoyed were Little Lulu and Donald Duck”. Cartoonist Fred Hembeck has dubbed him “for my money, the most consistently funny cartoonist to work in the comic book medium”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stanley.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stanley_(cartoonist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yym76ec3

Cover from Four Color #74 - Marge's Little Lulu

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Diane Valentino (born 22 March, USA) worked as a colorist and letterer in alternative comics in the 1980s and 1990s.

She collaborated with her husband Jim Valentino on his “normalman” creation, at Aardvark-Vanaheim and then at Renegade Press.
She also worked on comics from WaRP Graphics, Blackthorne, Malibu, and Eclipse. She lettered the translated stories in “French Ice” (Renegade Press, 1987–1988).

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8g68zbx

Cover from Renegade Romance #1

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Bernie Krigstein (22 March 1919 – 8 January 1990, USA) was an illustrator, gallery artist, and comics artist.

His best-known work in comic books is the short story ‘Master Race’, from the debut issue of “Impact” (EC Comics, 1955). The protagonist is a former Nazi death camp commandant who eluded justice until he is spotted in a New York City subway car.
This story was remarkable for its subject matter — the Holocaust was rarely discussed in popular media of the 1950s.

Krigstein was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in1992 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/krigstein_b.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Krigstein
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9h5rstg

Cover from Weird Fantasy #22

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Yves Duval (21 March 1934 – 22 May 2009, Belgium) was a comics author who mainly worked for Tintin magazine, but also wrote comics, stories, and articles for other magazines.

He started working for Tintin magazine when he was 16, writing short stories for a number of authors like Raymond Reding. He would eventually write about 1500 4-page true stories as Tintins reaction against L'oncle Paul which appeared in Spirou magazine. Among the many artists who illustrated these comics are well-known names like Paul Cuvelier, Jean Graton, René Follet, Hermann, Eddy Paape, Jean-Claude Servais, and Jo-El Azara.

His first longer comic was an adaptation of David Balfour by Robert Louis Stephenson, with artwork by Jacques Laudy. He also wrote longer stories for Berck, for whom he created the series Rataplan, Howard Flynn for William Vance, Johnny Goodbye for Dino Attanasio, Doc Silver for Liliane and Fred Funcken and many more.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/duval_yves.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Duval
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybz3ceer

Cover from Tempo #1/1966

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Mark Waid (born 21 March 1962, USA) is an Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, known for his work on titles for DC Comics such as The Flash, Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and for his work on Captain America for Marvel Comics. From August 2007 to December 2010, Waid served as Editor-in-Chief, and later, Chief Creative Officer of Boom! Studios, where he wrote titles such as Irredeemable, Incorruptible, and The Traveler.

Waid has established a free digital comics website Thrillbent with its launch title Insufferable. An essay posted on October 2, 2013 by Waid, titled "An Open Letter To Young Freelancers", generated attention within the comics industry with The Hollywood Reporter describing it as "an important commentary on business practices that are in a state of flux at publishers both large and small."

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Waid
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y2zy43en

Cover from Flash #88

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Jeff Lemire (born 21 March 1976, USA) is a cartoonist. He is the author of titles including the Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth, The Nobody, and Animal Man. His work in the 2010s includes All-New Hawkeye, Extraordinary X-Men, Moon Knight and Old Man Logan for Marvel, Descender and Plutona for Image, and Bloodshot Reborn for Valiant.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lemire_jeff.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Lemire
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y2sxhb8v

Cover from Sweet Tooth #7

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Gallieno Ferri (21 March 1929 – 2 April 2016, Italy) was a popular and prolific comics creator.

His career began in 1948. Among other work, he drew early episodes of ‘Maskar’. He created the Canadian Mountie feature ‘Thunder Jack’.

By the late 1950s he was publishing in the UK (‘Dick Daring of the Mounties’) and in France as well as Italy.

He and Sergio Bonelli created ‘Zagor’ in 1961. Set in the forests of northeast Pennsylvania in the early 19th Century, the title character “fights to maintain peace over all his territory, protect the Indian tribes and hunt down criminals.”

In 1975, they collaborated again on ‘Mister No’. This series is set in Brazil in the 1950s and 1960s, featuring a USA adventurer who served in World War II and his best friend, a German veteran of the same war.

He drew over a hundred ‘Zagor’ stories and all of the nearly 600 covers of the Italian series. He drew the earliest stories and the first 100+ covers of ‘Mister No’.

In 2009, Ferri received the Romics d’Oro award in Rome. Just weeks before his death in 2016, his handprints were added to the ‘Walk of Fame’ collection during Lucca Comics & Games.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/ferri_gallieno.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallieno_Ferri
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y2zhc8bt

Cover from Mister No #42

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Angel Gabriele, sometimes credited as Pat Gabriele or Pasquale D. Gabriel (21 March 1956 – 23 February 2016, USA), was a comic book artist and publisher, best known for the comic book adaptation of the Space Giants. He was also a professional wrestling manager and promoter, renowned for his role as the Dark Angel.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gabriele_angel.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasquale_Gabriele
‘Angel Gabriele’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y73q3z9y
‘Pat Gabriele’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycl7wakt

Cover from Paul Kupperberg's Secret Romances #1

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Al Williamson (21 March 1931 – 12 June 2010, USA) was a cartoonist, comic book artist and illustrator specializing in adventure, Western and science-fiction/fantasy. His most notable works include his science-fiction/heroic fantasy art for EC Comics in the 1950s, on titles including Weird Science and Weird Fantasy.

In the 1960s, he gained recognition for continuing Raymond's illustrative tradition with his work on the Flash Gordon comic-book series, and was a seminal contributor to the Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror comics magazines Creepy and Eerie. Williamson spent most of the 1970s working on his own credited strip, another Raymond creation, Secret Agent X-9. The following decade, he became known for his work adapting Star Wars films to comic books and newspaper strips.

Williamson was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2000.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/williamson_a.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Williamson
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y36lxx6t

Cover from Race for the Moon #2

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Steven Philip Jones (born 20 March 1960, USA) is an author who works in both prose and graphic fiction.
He began writing in the late 1970s and published a novel featuring his super-hero character ‘Vanguard’ in 1980.

His first comics series was “Street Heroes 2005”(Malibu/Eternity, 1989) with artist Christopher Jones. He has since written for Caliber, Sundragon, Arrow, Marvel, and other publishers.

Some of his 1990s work has been collected by TransFuzion, IDW, and the revived Caliber.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Philip_Jones
In the GCD — http://tinyurl.com/yxcogycx
In the ISFDb — http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?142118

Cover from Lovecraft in Full Color #3

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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.
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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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