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Jim Lawson (born 19 February 1960, USA) is a comics writer and artist, well-known for his association with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Mirage).

He worked on the ‘City at War’ sequence in the mid-1990s, the 2001 incarnation of the title along with Peter Laird and Eric Talbot, and many issues between.

While at Mirage, Lawson created his own non-Turtles series “Bade Biker and Orson” (1986–1987) and “Dino Island” (1993).

Around the turn of the century, he and Peter Laird formed Zeromayo Studios. They created and published two volumes of Laird’s science-fiction series “Planet Racer” (1997, 1998) and Lawson’s series of realistic stories “Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous” (2001).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lawson_jim.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lawson_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/xreF3098PBm

(Lawson created the cover of “Dino Island” #1, February 1993)

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Bob Palin (born 19 February 1953, USA) and his wife Kathy Palin founded Ocean Comics.

In the 1980s, they published and co-edited “Popeye Special”,“Streetfighter”, and a few other comics.

In 1992, “The Greatest American Comic Book” #1 included the satirical feature ‘Guerrilla Gorillas’ which Palin created and wrote and which Grass Green drew.

In 1999, they published “The Wedding of Popeye and Olive”,written by Peter David and drawn by Dave Garcia and Sam de la Rosa.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/MYqF30itphq

(Tom Grummett and Sam de la Rosa created the cover of “The Wedding of Popeye and Olive”, 1999)

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Don Glut (born 19 February 1944, USA) is a writer; film director, screenwriter, and actor; amateur paleontologist; and musician.

He wrote for comics from the end of the 1960s to 1980. He wrote stories for Warren’s black-and-white magazines and for anthology comic books at Archie, DC, Charlton and others.

Glut created and wrote three memorable features at Gold Key — “Dr. Spektor”, “Dagar the Invincible”, and “Tragg and the Sky Gods”.

At Marvel, he wrote ‘Solomon Kane’ stories in “The Savage Sword of Conan” and had runs on “Captain America” and “The Invaders”.

Among his many fiction and non-fiction books, he is known for his 1980 novelization of the film “The Empire Strikes Back” (now called “Star Wars Episode 5”).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_F._Glut
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pVh93098PsN

(Dorian Vallejo painted the cover of “The Saga of Solomon Kane”, July 2009, which reprints Glut’s stories among others)

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Henry Boltinoff (19 February 1914 – 19 April 2001, USA) was a comics creator whose career began in the mid-1930s as a freelance magazine cartoonist.

By 1940, he began working at DC Comics creating very short humor strips and panels which were used to fill partial pages. He continued to create primarily for DC but occasionally at Fawcett and Harvey, until the early 1970s.

Boltinoff’s filler strips include ‘Casey the Cop’, ‘Super-Turtle’, and ‘Jerry the Jitterbug’.

He created ‘Dover and Clover’ in 1943, a standard-length humor feature about twin detectives. It ran in “More Fun Comics” and “All Funny Comics” through 1948, with a few more stories in “Detective Comics” in 1950 and 1951.

His final filler creation was ‘Cap’s Hobby Hints’ in the late 1960s. From 1969 to 1971, he created stories in “Date with Debbi” and “Swing with Scooter”.

Boltinoff also worked for newspaper syndication. He drew ‘This & That’ in 1946. In 1960, he took over ‘Nubbin’ and continued it to 1986. He also created ‘Stoker the Broker’ that year, which ran on business pages through the mid-1990s.

Outside the comics community, he is known globally for the ‘Hocus-Focus’ syndicated feature. Readers enjoy spotting the differences between two nearly-identical panels without any language barriers.

Boltinoff received awards from the National Cartoonists Society for his comic-book work (1970) and his newspaper panels (1981).

Shortly after beginning to work for DC, editor Whitney Ellsworth casually complained of overwork and Boltinoff suggested he hire his brother, Murray, as an assistant. Murray Boltinoff edited at DC through the end of the 1980s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/boltinoff_henry.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Boltinoff
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/FvRy3098Poi

(Boltinoff created the cover of “More Fun Comics” #102, March-April 1945)

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Aaron McClellan (born 18 February 1959, USA) is an artist who published in the comics industry from the mid-1980s through the 1990s.

He inked “Eternity Smith” (Hero, 1987–1988) over Rick Hoberg. At Apple Press, he provided full art for a science-fiction story by Angela Harris in “Vox” (1989–1990).

He inked stories at DC Comics and Marvel until 1995. He worked on series such as “Wonder Woman” (1992–1994) and “Quasar” (1994).

He inked “Saban’s Mighty Morphin Rangers” (Hamilton, 1995) and “Gene Roddenberry’s Lost Universe” (Big Entertainment, 1995–1996).

McClellan left comics in 1999 to pursue freelance graphic design and illustration. His clients have included the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the AAA.

At Memory Alpha — http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Aaron_McClellan
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/6fdr3097KUJ

(McClellan created the cover of “Vox” #2, August 1989)

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Johnny Hart (18 February 1931 – 4 April 2007, USA) was a prominent newspaper strip cartoonist.

During his military service, he published cartoons in “Stars and Stripes”. He continued cartooning after his service, appearing in magazines such as “The Saturday Evening Post” and “Collier’s Weekly”.

In 1957, he created “B.C.”, a humor strip about a very modern stone-age community. It became popular and widely licensed. He drew the strip to the day he died and it is currently produced by his grandsons Mason Mastroianni and Mick Mastroianni.

In the early 1960s, he developed a new strip idea and involved Brant Parker as the artist. The result was “The Wizard of Id”, which began in 1964. This story of a sardonic wizard serving a ridiculous king is also still running, also now created by his grandsons.

In the mid-1980s, Hart joined a fundamentalist Christian church and increasingly began to express his new-found faith in his creative work. Today’s reader will need to look past increasingly open misogyny and anti-semitism to appreciate his later “B.C.” strips.

He received many awards from his fans and peers. The National Cartoonists Society gave him Reuben Awards for both “B.C.” (1968) and “Wizard of Id” (1984), as well as multiple other awards.

He received a Yellow Kid at Lucca in 1970, the first time the ‘Best Cartoonist of the Year’ award went to a USA creator.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hart.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Hart
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/wx7K3097KHd

(Hart created the cartoon on the cover of “Ehapa Taschenbuch #17 - Neander aus dem Tal - Äußerst urig, ~1976, a German edition)

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Curt Swan (17 February 1920 – 17 June 1996, USA) was a prolific and popular comic book artist, whose career began as soon as he returned home from World War II.

He began working at DC Comics, the company he is most associated with, in 1945. He drew features such as ‘Tommy Tomorrow’ in “Action Comics” and crime stories in “Gang Busters”.

Swan is known as the premier Superman artist of the Silver Age. He drew his first ‘Superman’ story in the Man of Steel’s own comic in 1948.

In 1954, he was the artist on the new ‘Superman and Batman’ feature in “World’s Finest Comics”, a team-up series that replaced their separate features. From 1956 through 1960, he drew the ‘Superman’ syndicated strip comic.

Through the end of the 1980s, Swan drew covers and stories for all of the Superman family of comics, as well as other DC series. In addition to ‘Superman’, he drew ‘Jimmy Olsen’, ‘Superboy’, ‘The Legion of Super-Heroes’.

Swan drew the final story of the original Superman, which was written by Alan Moore. Collected as “Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?”, it originally appeared in “Superman” #423 and “Action Comics” #583 in September 1986 — the final issues of those series.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/swan_curt.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curt_Swan
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/PirB3095wBc

(Swan drew and Murphy Anderson inked the cover of “Adventure Comics” #390, April 1970)

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Ron Wilson (born 16 February, USA) is a comics artist whose career began in the early 1970s.

In a large body of work, he is known for drawing ‘The Thing’ from 1975 to 1986 at Marvel, in “Marvel Two-in-One” and then in “The Thing”.

He drew the entire series “Masters of the Universe” (Marvel,1986–1988) and issues of titles from “Iron Man” to “What If…?”.

In the early 1990s, he appeared frequently in “Marvel Comics Presents” and drew the limited series “Arion the Immortal” (DC, 1992). In themid-1990s, he was part of the Milestone Comics imprint at DC Comics, as a character designer and occasional story artist.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wilson_ron.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/N93M30iqUnh

(Wilson drew and John Romita Sr. inked the cover of “The Avengers” #125, July 1974)

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John Totleben (born 16 February 1958, USA) is an illustrator working mostly in comics.

He came to prominence inking ‘Swamp Thing’ over Stephen R. Bissette on the stories in which Alan Moore re-imagined the character, in “The Saga of Swamp Thing” and then “Swamp Thing” (DC Comics, 1983–1987).

From 1987 to 1989, he joined Moore again providing full art on a story-arc in “Miracleman” (Eclipse) that was collected in 1990 as“Miracleman: Olympus”.
He and Bissette created and edited the horror anthology “Taboo” (Spiderbaby Grafix, 1988–1992).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/totleben_john.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Totleben
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/rVnl3093j3j

(Totleben painted the cover of “Miracleman” #3 - Olympus, December 1990)

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Antonio Serra (born 16 February 1963, Italy) is a comics writer who began working at Sergio Bonelli Editore in the mid-1980s.

In 1991, he and fellow writers Michele Medda and Bepi Vigna created the science fiction series “Nathan Never”, which is still published. He also wrote for the spin-off series “Legs Weaver” (1995–2005).

Serra also created two other science-fiction series, “Gregory Hunter” (2000–2002) and “Greystorm” (2010–2011), at Bonelli.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Serra_(writer)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YoBQS

(Claudio Castellini created the cover of “Nathan Never” #2, July 1991)

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16,466 Serien
131,235 Comics
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79,428 Geschichten
11,240 Verlagsgruppen
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116,811 Serien
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88,953 Variantausgaben
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