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Kyle Baker (born 13 December 1965, USA) is a cartoonist, comic book writer-artist, and animator known for his graphic novels and for a 2000s revival of the series “Plastic Man” (DC Comics).

Baker has so far received nearly 20 Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, and Glyph Awards for his work in the comics field.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baker_kyle.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Baker
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yc9t9x2u
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2287036/

(Baker created the cover art on “Doom Patrol” #87, DC/Vertigo: February 1995)

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Philippe Francq (born 13 December 1961, Belgium) is an artist whose career began in 1984 after graduating from art school.

One of his early jobs was designing a logo for the Belgian Olympic Committee. He currently works as a comics creator and screen-writer.

He began working at Hergé Studios, where he collaborated with Bob de Groot and with Francis Delvaux in the late 1980s using the pen name ‘Franco’.

In 1988, writer Jean Van Hamme offered to collaborate on adaptations of a series of novels that he had written. The first “Largo Winch” album was released in 1990 from Dupuis.

The graphic series continues. Its success led to the novels being reprinted, to an English-language live-action television series (2001–2002), and to two feature films (2008, 2011) with a third planned.

Francq has been nominated for numerous awards in Asturias and Angoulême. He has won Haxtur Awards in Asturias for Best Drawing (1994) and Best Long Comic Strip (1996).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/francq_phillipe.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Francq
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ychgvoqt
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0290717/

(Francq created the cover art on “Largo Winch” #14 - Red-Hot Wrath, Cinebook: May 2014, an English edition)

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Dan DeCarlo (12 December 1919 – 18 December 2001, USA) was a comics creator best known as the artist who developed the look of Archie Comics in the late 1950s and early 1960s, modernizing the characters to their contemporary appearance and establishing the publisher's house style.

He is the generally recognized creator of the characters ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’, ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ (with the lead character named for his wife), and ‘Cheryl Blossom’.

Comics creators Dan DeCarlo Jr. (27 January 1948 – October 1990) and Jim DeCarlo (27 January 1948 – August 1991) were his sons and also worked as artists at Archie.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de-carlo_dan.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_DeCarlo
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yd3hey29

(DeCarlo and Rudy Lapick created the cover art on “She’s Josie” #1, Archie: February 1963, the first appearance of the character)

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Dick Moores (12 December 1909 – 22 April 1986, USA) was a comics creator who worked in syndicated strips and in comic books.

He assisted Chester Gould on ‘Dick Tracy’ in the early 1930s and created his own western feature ‘Jim Hardy’ (1936–1942). He then drew comics for Disney for 14 years, followed by a brief time at Western.

He is best known for his decades of work on ‘Gasoline Alley’, the feature whose characters have famously aged in real time since it began in 1918.

He had shared a studio with the strip’s creator, Frank King, in the 1930s and in 1956 became his assistant on the daily strips. His byline first appeared in 1964 and on King’s death in 1969 he took over completely.

When the artist of the Sunday strip, Bill Perry, retired in 1975, Moores took that on as well. He continued with ‘Gasoline Alley’ until his death, when he was succeeded by his own assistant, Jim Scancarelli.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/moores_d.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Moores
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y733lqm9

(Moores created the cover art on “Four Color” #208 - Walt Disney's Brer Rabbit Does It Again, Dell: January 1949)

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Ned Pines (12 December 1905 – 14 May 1990, USA) was a lifelong publisher — of pulp fiction, of slick newsstand magazines, of comic books, and of mass-market paperback books.

He founded Pines Publications in 1928 and stayed with the company until 1961. In the 1930s, his output included the science-fiction pulp “Thrilling Wonder Stories” and the magazine “College Humor”.

At the end of the decade, he founded Standard Comics (1939–1956), which marketed comics under its own name and as both Better Publications and Nedor Publishing.

The GCD groups all of these comics under the master publisher Pines. Many commentators refer to them as the Standard/Better/Nedor comics.

He founded Paperback Library in 1942 and remained there until 1968. (He was succeeded by James E. Galton, who would later be president of Marvel, 1975–1991.)

Pines had other business interests — he was a director and then Chairman of Eastern Life Insurance for two decades — and was involved in civic and philanthropic work as well.

Since the 1980s, many of the Standard/Better/Nedor characters have been revived at AC Comics.

In the 2000s, some of them appeared in Alan Moore’s America’s Best Comics imprint (whose name itself is an homage to a title Pines published).

In 2008, some appeared in a limited series at Dynamite along with characters from Fox and Crestwood.

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

(An unknown artist created the cover art on “Best Comics” #1, Pines: November 1939 — the interior story of the cover character was created by George West and ‘Red Mask’ was the first African-American masked hero)

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EDIT — A typo on the Wikipedia page led me to the wrong date of birth for Philippe Dupuy, who was actually born on 15 December.

Philippe Dupuy (born 12 December 1960, France) is a comics creator whose career began in 1980 with ‘Le Père Gaston’ in “Aïe”.

In the mid-1980s, he began producing work in collaboration with Charles Berberian (born 28 May 1959). They are known for the character ‘Monsieur Jean’ and for the style of their collaboration — all aspects of the creation were shared between them.

From the mid-2000s, they have produced solo material as well. Dupuy released “Hanté” in 2005.

Dupuy and Berberian shared awards at Angoulême in 1989 and 1999 and the Grand Prix in 2008. They received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 2003.

Dupuy was nominated for the Best Comic award at Angoulême in 2006.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dupuy.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupuy_and_Berberian
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ych2mcfb

(Dupuy and Berberian created the cover art on “Meneer Johan” #3 - Vrouwen en kinderen eerst, Oog & Blik: 1999, a Dutch edition)

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Peter Bagge (born 11 December 1957, USA) is a comics creator whose work includes the comics series “Neat Stuff” (1985–1989) and “Hate” (1990–1998), both at Fantagraphics.

His stories often use dark humor and exaggerated cartooning to dramatize the reduced expectations of middle-class USA youth.

Bagge won two Harvey Awards in 1991, for best cartoonist and for “Hate” specifically.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bagge.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bagge
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaqcfn5x (some explicit images)

(Bagge created the cover art on “Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story”, Drawn & Quarterly: September 2013)

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John Buscema (11 December 1927 – 10 January 2002, USA) was a comic-book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics during its 1960s and 1970s ascendancy into an industry leader and its subsequent expansion to a major pop culture conglomerate.

Buscema is best known for his run on the series The Avengers and The Silver Surfer, and for over 200 stories featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.

In addition, he pencilled at least one issue of nearly every major Marvel title, including long runs on two of the company's top magazines Fantastic Four and Thor.

He was inducted into the Will Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 2002.

Comics creator Stephanie Buscema (born 9 December) is his granddaughter.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/buscema_john.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buscema
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ydy6xf6z

(Buscema created the cover art on “Nature Boy” #3, Charlton: March 1956)

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Dick Rockwell (11 December 1920 – 18 April 2006, USA) was a comics artist who worked in syndicated features and in comic books.

He is best known as Milt Caniff’s uncredited art assistant for 35 years on the adventure strip ‘Steve Canyon’.

Painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell was his uncle.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rockwell_dick.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Rockwell
‘Dick Rockwell’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y962vhj7
‘Richard Rockwell’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaslybos

(Rockwell and Sam Burlockoff created the cover art on “Space Adventures” #20, Charlton: March 1956, which is the first page of a “Destination Moon” reprint)

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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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136,353 Comics
2,984 Variantausgaben
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92,211 Geschichten
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11,737 Verlagsgruppen
21,930 creators
129,803 Serien
1,506,142 Comics
99,320 Variantausgaben
322,375 Comics erfasst
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