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Walt Flanagan (born 23 October 1967, USA) is a comics creator and retailer, an actor and producer, and a podcaster.

He is a long-time friend of Kevin Smith (born 2 August 1970) and appears in many of his films. He also manages Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash store in New Jersey and is the lead character in AMC’s show “Comic Book Men” (2012+), which is set in the store.

His art has been published by IDW, DC, and others. He drew the limited series “Batman Cacophany” (DC, 2009), written by Smith.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/flanagan_walt.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Flanagan
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7z9uxha
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281110/

(Bill Sienkiewicz created this cover on “Batman Cacophany” #1, DC: January 2009)

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Eric Shanower (born 23 October 1953, USA) is a comics creator and author who works both solo and in collaboration.

He began publishing shortly after graduating from The Kubert School in 1984. His first published art was in “New Talent Showcase” (DC, 1985), on a story written by Mindy Newell (born 24 October 1953).

He is well-known for two of his personal creations — “Oz” stories and “Age of Bronze”.

From 1986 through 1992 he created five new “Oz” graphic novels (First Comics, Dark Horse). They have been collected as “Adventures in Oz” (IDW, 2006).

He has also written short stories and a novel set in Oz. He wrote and Skottie Young (born 3 April 1978) drew adaptations of Baum’s first six “Oz” novels (Marvel, 2009–2013).

He is equally well-known for “Age of Bronze”, on ongoing series depicting the Trojan War (Image Comics, 1998+). He is praised by archaeologists for the rigorous research behind his visual depictions.

The story is told as history, with human characters, rather than as mythology, with gods, goddesses, and other magical creatures.

He and David Maxine, his partner, founded Hungry Tiger Press in 1994.

Shanower won Eisner Awards (2001, 2003) and a Gran Guinigi at Lucca (2006) for “Age of Bronze”. He and Skottie Young won Eisner Awards for their “Oz” adaptations in 2010, 2011, and 2015.. He and Gabriel Rodriguez (born 26 May 1974) won an Eisner in 2011 for “Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/shanower_eric.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Shanower
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7pnt6cl

(Shanower created the cover art on “The Enchanted Apples of Oz”, First: April 1986)

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Marc N'Guessan (born 23 October 1965, France) is a comics creator who began his career in the 1990s.

He created “Gadel le Fou” (Vents d’Ouest, 1993–1994) with Téhy (Thierry Terrasson, born 21 March 1966) as writer. He created “Petit d’Homme” (Soleil, 1996–2003) with Crisse (Didier Chrispeels, born 26 February 1958) as writer.

His own anthropomorphic fantasy, “Aberzen”, also appeared from Soleil (2001–2005). He collaborated there with writer Patrick Weber (born 10 March 1966) on “Arthur et les Minimoys” (2006–2007), adapting children’s books created by Luc Besson.

More recently, he drew “Ling-Ling” (Édition Bamboo, 2012) with writer Bernard Escaich.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/n-guessan_marc.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y75ubsuc

(N’Guessan created the cover art on “Aberzen” #1, Soleil: August 2001)

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Takako Shimura (志村貴子, born 23 October 1973) is a manga creator known for her works featuring lesbian and transgender themes.

Her series “Aoi Hana” (“Sweet Blue Flowers”, 2004–2013) was adapted to anime (2009) and has been translated into French and English.

Her series “Wandering Son” (2002–2013) is published in English by Fantagraphics Books and has had an anime adaptation (2011).

She has collaborated on character designs for the anime shows “Aldnoah.Zero” (2014) and “Battery” (2016).

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

(Shimura created the cover art on “Wandering Son” #2, Fantagraphics: October 2011, an English edition)

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Robbie Busch (born 22 October, USA) is a comics creator whose career began in the late 1980s.

In the 1980s and 1990s, he was primarily a colorist. Some of his earliest work was on Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series at DC’s Vertigo imprint for its first two years (1989–1990).

He colored quite a few limited series — “Cool World” (1992), “Stanley and His Monster” (1993), “Fighting American” (DC, 1994), and “Vertigo Verité: The Unseen Hand” (Vertigo, 1996) at DC, for example.

Other coloring work includes “The Huntress” (DC, 1989–1990), “The Demon” (DC, 1990–1993), “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book” (Marvel, 1991–1992), and “Babylon 5” (DC, 1995).

He created one of the features in the anthology “Instant Piano” (Dark Horse, 1994–1995).

Since the turn of the century, he has written for DC’s TV-related series such as “Scooby-Doo” (2002–2010), “Looney Tunes” (2003–2011), “Cartoon Network Action Pack” (2006–2009), and so on.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7w3rjle

(Val Semeiks and Denis Rodier created and Busch colored the cover on “The Demon” #1, DC: July 1990)

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Steven Grant (born 22 October 1953, USA) is a prolific author, working in comic books and novels. His career began in the 1970s.

At Marvel, he has written superheroes from “Marvel Team-Up” (1979–1980) to “X-Man” (2000–2001).

He wrote “Spidey Super-Stories” (1981–1982) and “The Life of Pope John Paul II” (1982) and is known for work on multiple titles featuring ‘The Punisher’ (1986–1995).

At First Comics, he created and wrote “Whisper” (1985–1990) and wrote Howard Chaykin’s “American Flagg!” (1986–1987).

At DC, he wrote the “Manhunter” series following Zero Hour (1994–1995) and the revised “Challengers of the Unknown” (1997–1998), the latter drawn by John Paul Leon.

At Dark Horse, he has written “Comics’ Greatest World: X” (1994–1996) and more recently, the limited series “The Rook” (2015–2016), drawn by Paul Gulacy.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Grant
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yajdu4hu

(John Adkins Richardson created the cover art on “Elric” #1, Windy City Publications: 1973, an adaptation by Grant)

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Tom Toles (born 22 October 1951, USA) is an editorial cartoonist and syndicated comics creator.

While working at newspapers in Buffalo, New York, he syndicated ‘Curious Avenue’ (1992–1994) and ‘Randolph Itch 2 AM’ (2000–2003).

He came to the “Washington Post” in 2002, where he replaced Herblock (13 October 1909 – 7 October 2001) and where he still works.

Toles has received a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1990, the Editorial Cartoon Award of the National Cartoonists Society in 2003, and the Herblock Prize for championing free speech in 2011.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/toles_tom.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Toles
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yanmnp4g

(Toles created the cover art on “Duh…And Other Observations”, Andrews McMeel: 1996)

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Olivier Coipel (born 22 October, France) is a comics creator who publishes in the mainstream USA market.

His career began just before the turn of the millennium at DC Comics. He drew the ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’ feature through multiple series title changes, culminating in launching a new ongoing series (2002–2003).

Since 2003, he has published at Marvel beginning with “Avengers” (2003–2004) and continuing with the limited series “House of M” (2005).

He drew the early issues of new series “Thor” (2007–2008), “The Mighty Thor” (2011), and “X-Men” (2013), and the limited series “The Unworthy Thor” (2017).

In addition to most of the comics whose stories he draws, he has contributed covers to the reprint series “Thor: Tales of Asgard” (2009), the limited series “Seige” (2010), and “Amazing Spider-Man” (2015), in addition to others.

In 2018, he also returned to DC to draw covers for “Batman”. Currently, he and writer Mark Millar are creating “The Magic Order” (Image, 2018).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/coipel_olivier.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivier_Coipel
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycckojw4

(Coipel created this cover art on “The Magic Order” #2, Image: July 2018)

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Youri Jigounov (Юрий Жигунов, born 22 October 1967, Russia) is a comics creator whose career began in the 1990s.

He joined the Moscow studio KOM in 1989 but moved to Brussels in 1994, where he still lives. He appeared at the offices of Le Lombard, whose address he knew from his childhood fondness for ‘Tintin’.

Lombard published his first album, “Les Lettres de Krivtsov” (1995) and in 1996 he began the espionage series “Alpha” there with artist Paul Renard. The most recent “Alpha” volume was released in 2018 with art by Chris Lamquet.

From 2011 to 2016, he and writer Yves Sente succeeded creators William Vance (8 September 1935 – 14 May 2018) and Jean Van Hamme (born 16 January 1939) on “XIII” (Dargaud).

His name is transliterated variously as ‘Youri’, ‘Yuri’, ‘Iouri’, and so on.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jigounov.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youri_Jigounov
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybbbn89z

(Jigounov created the cover art on “Alpha” #2 - Clan Bodanov, Le Lombard: 1997)

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Paul Levitz (born 21 October 1956, USA) is a comic book writer, editor, and executive.

As a fan, he became the publisher of the widely-read newszine “The Comic Reader” while he was still in high school.

In the early 1970s, he became an assistant editor for Joe Orlando at DC Comics. He later became editor of “Adventure Comics” and of the Batman titles.

He had long been active in Legion of Super-Heroes fandom and as a professional some of his best-known writing was on their comics in 1977–1979 and 1982–1989. He has returned to the feature multiple times.

During his writing career, he co-created characters such as ‘Stalker’ (1975), ‘Starman (Prince Gavyn)’ (1980), ‘The Huntress (Helena Wayne)’ (1977), and ‘Lucien the Librarian’ (1975).

He also had a long career as an executive at DC Comics, finally becoming Publisher in 1989 and then President in 2002. He retired from both positions in 2009, while continuing to write comics stories and graphic novels.

In 2018, his mystery novel “Brooklyn Blood” was collected by Dark Horse. Drawn by Tim Hamilton, it was serialized in “Dark Horse Presents” from 2015 to 2017.

Levitz has received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 2002 and the Dick Giordano Hero Initiative Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2013 at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Levitz
Writing in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yc49ec26
Editing in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybjxoq65

(Tim Hamilton created the cover art on “Dark Horse Presents” #17, Dark Horse: December 2015)

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Zuletzt geänderte deutsche Comics
Statistiken zu deutschen Comics
17,371 Serien
135,548 Comics
2,920 Variantausgaben
16,933 Comics erfasst
75,010 Titelbilder
90,344 Geschichten
Zuletzt geänderte Comics
11,653 Verlagsgruppen
21,284 creators
126,222 Serien
1,492,809 Comics
97,749 Variantausgaben
319,261 Comics erfasst
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