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Babs Tarr ( http://ow.ly/DcSz30a8sHE )

Babs Tarr is an American comic book artist, known for her work on Batgirl .
Tarr grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. She went to Bishop England High School, after which she studied Printmaking at Osaka University of Arts and Illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Tarr worked as a game artist at MindSnacks.

In 2014, her Japanese-influenced fan art caught the eye of DC Comics which hired her to draw a new Batgirl series. As her previous focus was primarily illustration, early issues of her work on Batgirl were laid out by Cameron Stewart, with finishes by Tarr.

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Naughty Bits ( http://ow.ly/4dbf30a8qb4 )

Naughty Bits was a comic book series written and illustrated by Roberta Gregory, and published by Fantagraphics Books. The series ran from March 1991 to July 2004, totalling 40 issues.

Naughty Bits is the story of Midge McCracken, aka Bitchy Bitch, an everyday woman angry at the world who frequently explodes with rage. The character made her first appearance in the Fantagraphics anthology Graphic Story Monthly #6 (June 1990).

Paul Constant of The Stranger called Naughty Bits "one of the best comic series I've ever read. ... It's basically a biography of one normal—albeit kinda hateful—woman, and it's insightful, funny, and true."

Naughy Bits was nominated for Best New Series in the 1992 Harvey Awards, and was nominated for Best Humor Publication in the 1992 Eisner Awards. "Hippie Bitch Gets Laid," in Naughty Bits #6, was nominated for Best Short Story in the 1993 Eisners. That same year, Gregory was nominated for the Best Writer and Best Writer/Artist Eisner Awards. Naughty Bits #6-8, the "Abortion Trilogy", was nominated for a 1994 Eisner for Best Serialized Story, and Gregory was again nominated in the Best Writer/Artist category. "Bye-Bye, Muffy," in Naughty Bits #28, was nominated for Best Short Story in the 2000 Eisner Awards.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naughty_Bits

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Linda Fite ( http://ow.ly/sgqk30a6fxy )

Linda Fite was hired by Marvel as an editorial assistant/production assistant. Though she continually appealed to editor Roy Thomas for writing assignments, from 1968–1971 she was given only short back-up features in The Uncanny X-Men and Rawhide Kid. In 1972 she got her first offer to be a regular writer, on Claws of the Cat, an early and unsuccessful attempt to appeal to female superhero comic readers. Fite was selected because Marvel's editorial staff thought a series targeted toward female readers should have a female creative team.

Fite has said that she found the character unappealing: "I thought, 'A cat? Oh, my God, how original. We’ll have a woman and we’ll call her Cat and she can be in catfights.' But I was just happy to have the chance to do it." She infused the series with a woman's liberation tone, but it was cancelled after four issues due to poor sales. She had already completed the never-published fifth issue.

Other stories she wrote included a fill-in issue of Night Nurse. Fite wrote and illustrated a one-page story for an East Coast independent/underground comic published by Flo Steinberg, Big Apple Comix (Sept. 1975).

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Fite

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Gallieno Ferri (21 March 1929 – 2 April 2016, Italy) was a popular and prolific comics creator for 75 years.

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.

Ferri 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, he 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 — http://ow.ly/tUKi30a6bWA

(Ferri created the cover art on “Rocky” #1, 1964, the German translation of ‘Zagor’)

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Linda Carter ( http://ow.ly/SwJv30a69rd ),
Night Nurse ( http://ow.ly/VdLw30a69lp, http://ow.ly/aSsA30a69np )

Night Nurse is the name of a Marvel Comics comic book series published in the early 1970s, as well as the alter ego later taken on by one of its characters, Linda Carter. Carter was one of three central characters, created by writer Jean Thomas, who first appeared in Night Nurse #1 (cover-dated November 1972), though she was previously the lead of another Marvel series published in 1961. Carter later adopted the name "Night Nurse" for herself, and in this incarnation first appeared in Daredevil vol. 2, #58 (May 2004), written by Brian Michael Bendis, as a medical professional specializing in helping injured superheroes.

Night Nurse was a Marvel Comics title that lasted four issues (cover-dated November 1972 to May 1973). The medical drama / romance series focused on the adventures of three female roommates who worked the night shift at the fictional Metropolitan General Hospital in New York City: Linda Carter, Georgia Jenkins, and Christine Palmer.

Prior to Night Nurse, the series Linda Carter, Student Nurse was published by Atlas Comics, a precursor to Marvel Comics. It ran nine issues, cover-dated September 1961 to January 1963.

Carter reappears in Daredevil vol. 2, #58 (May 2004), takes care of the seriously injured hero following his defeat by the Yakuza.Having been rescued by a superhero and wanting to pay the superhuman community back by ministering to heroes' health, often pro bono, she becomes a character that superheroes—including Luke Cage and Iron Fist—seek out for off the record medical care.

In the Netflix television series Daredevil, Rosario Dawson plays nurse Claire Temple, a character with composite attributes similar to Night Nurse and the comics version of Temple, a doctor primarily associated with Luke Cage.

Excerpted from http://ow.ly/yn7230a6a2o

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Christina Strain ( http://ow.ly/9zkL30a3nKl )

Christina Strain is an American comic book colorist currently working with Marvel Comics, notable for being the colorist of the award-winning series Runaways.

Strain got her start in comics working for Crossgen in 2003. She was a member of UDON from 2003 to 2005, which helped her get her start at Marvel with Runaways and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane. Strain has colored several Jay Company exclusive covers to comics such as the Grimm Fairy Tales. She began work on her own comics with her webcomicThe Fox Sister, a story set in 1960s South Korea.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Strain

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Christian Binet (born 20 March 1947, France) published his first cartoon in “Humour Magazine” while still a teenager. During his military service, he created a gag feature for the army’s internal magazine.

He drew gags for general magazines and then in 1969 began working in comics at Fleurus. During the early 1970s he created features such as ‘Graffiti’ in “Formule 1” and ‘Poupon la Peste’ in “Djin”.

From 1977 Binet worked in “Fluide Glacial”. He created his best-known work there, ‘Bidochon’, the funny series about French family life. The popular feature has also been adapted to film.

Binet has created more serious and political series as well, such as ‘L’Institution’ and ‘M. le Ministre’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/binet.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/ZzTkx (some explicit images)

(Binet created the cover art on “Lachwerk” #1, 1988)

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Lumberjanes ( http://ow.ly/Hbje30a3Onf )

Lumberjanes is a comic book series created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen and Noelle Stevenson and published via the Boom Box! imprint of Boom! Studios. The story follows a group of girls named Mal, Ripley, Molly, April, and Jo spending summer at a scout camp, and the strange creatures and supernatural phenomena they encounter there. Originally planned as an eight-part series, the comic was quickly made an ongoing series following strong sales and critical acclaim.

The story is set in and around Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, a summer camp whose attendees are known as Lumberjane Scouts. The five scouts of the Roanoke cabin - Jo, April, Molly, Mal and Ripley - witness a mysterious old woman transforming into a bear, and after following her into the woods, encounter a hostile pack of three-eyed supernatural foxes. As more three-eyed creatures start to appear, the girls task themselves with solving the mysteries surrounding the camp.

Over the course of the story, characters earn or refer to various Lumberjane scout badges; these are added to a sash printed on the back of each issue. The characters frequently invoke the names of notable female pioneers, with phrases such as "Oh my Bessie Coleman" and "What the Joan Jett?" Each issue ends with a track listing for a mixtape prepared by one of the characters.

excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumberjanes

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Rosario Dawson ( http://ow.ly/jeUe30a2Fhg )

Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress. She made her film debut in the 1995 teen drama Kids. Her subsequent film roles include He Got Game (1998), Men in Black II (2002), 25th Hour (2002), The Rundown (2003), Alexander (2004), Rent (2005), Sin City (2005), Clerks II (2006), Death Proof (2007), Eagle Eye (2008), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Unstoppable (2010), César Chávez (2013), Trance (2013), and Top Five (2014).
For her role in Rent (2005), Dawson won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture; for her role in Top Five (2014), she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. Dawson currently portrays Claire Temple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in five of the Marvel Television/Netflix series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders.

She is the writer and co-creator of Occult Crimes Taskforce from Image Comics ( http://ow.ly/VtkY30a2FAh ).

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R.I.P. Bernie Wrightson ( http://ow.ly/rovV30a3jng )

Bernie Wrightson (October 27, 1948 – March 19, 2017) – sometimes credited as Berni Wrightson – was an American artist, known for co-creating the creature Swamp Thing, his Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brush work.

Wrightson won the Shazam Award for Best Penciller (Dramatic Division) in 1972 and 1973 for Swamp Thing, the Shazam Award for Best Individual Story (Dramatic) in 1972 for Swamp Thing No. 1 (with Len Wein). He received additional nominations, including for the Shazam Award for Best Inker in 1973 for Swamp Thing, as well as that year's Shazam for Best Individual Story, for "A Clockwork Horror" in Swamp Thing No. 6 (with Len Wein).

Wrightson was a recipient of the 1974 Comic Fan Art Award for Favorite Pro Artist. He was a nominee for the same award, then known as the "Goethe Award," in 1973.

Wrightson was co-recipient of the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for 1986, along with Jim Starlin, for his work on Heroes for Hope. The following year, Wrightson received an Inkpot Award.

Wrightson received the H.P. Lovecraft Award (also known as the "Howie") at the 2007 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon.

He received the National Cartoonists Society's award in the category Comic Books for 2012 for Frankenstein Alive, Alive!.

He was awarded the Inkwell Award Special Recognition Award in 2015 for his 45-plus years of work, including co-creating DC Comic's Swamp Thing and Frankenstein.

excerpted from http://ow.ly/iiEf30a3ji5

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