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Faith Erin Hicks ( )

Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian cartoonist and animator living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

She has created a number of graphic novels, both as sole creator (such as Zombies Calling! and Friends with Boys) and as a collaborator (Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong and Buffy: The High School Years), as well as serialized works like Demonology 101 and "The Adventures of Superhero Girl".

After studying animation at Sheridan College, Faith Erin Hicks came to prominence with her long-running webcomic Demonology 101 (D101).

Since the beginning of Demonology 101, Hicks has completed a spinoff of the D101 character Sachs entitled A Distant Faith. She also began work on a zombie-movie inspired comic called Zombies Calling, as well as the dystopian comic Ice (originally published on Modern Tales).

She is currently drawing her original comic series, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, which is run weekly in Halifax's local free paper, The Coast, as well as on her own website. Faith's most recently finished full-length graphic novel is Friends With Boys, which was published in February 2012 from First Second. She was also the co-writer for the graphic novel The Last of Us: American Dreams, along with Neil Druckmann.

On January 30, 2014, it was announced that Hicks would illustrate the first of two graphic novels written by young adult author Rainbow Rowell. On July 25, 2014, Hicks won the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids for her work on The Adventures of Superhero Girl.

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Joakim Lindengren (born 28 March 1962, Sweden) is a comics creator known for humor and parody. His career began in the early 1980s with sarcastic, risqué cartoons (often featuring celebrities and a rotating cast of bodily fluids).

He appeared in magazines such as “Galago”, “Pyton”, and “Brök!”. In this period, he and David Nessle created the adolescent-humor feature “John Holmes and Sherlock Watson”.

He uses a more calm but still sharp humor in “Kapten Stofil” (“Captain Geezer”). The good captain is a grumpy fellow whose ‘power’ is nostalgia for the 1950s and 1960s.

Lindengren is a co-founder of Svenska Småbil- och Rusdrycksförbundet, a club devoted to toy cars and alcohol.

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In the GCD — (some explicit images)

(Lindengren created the cover of “Kapten Stofil” #1/1999, 1999)

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Walter Neugebauer (28 March 1921 – 31 May 1992, Croatia) was an artist who is considered one of the founders of comics in Croatia.

From a young age, Walter and his brother Norbert Neugebauer (a writer) were active in a circle of comics creators known as ‘the first generation’ — including Andrija Maurović, Franjo Fuis, Ferdo Bis, Zdravko Sulic, and others.

They published in “Oko” from 1935 and in “Mickeystrip”, founded by Maurović and Fuis, from its first issue in 1938. They themselves published “Veseli vandrokaš” (1938–1939). This era ended when World War II began.

Walter and Norbert created “Zabavnik” in 1943, but it was shut down by the new Communist government in 1945. The brothers founded an animation studio in 1951.

In 1954, Walter met German publisher Rolf Kuaka and began a two-decade relationship. He became the artist on “Fix und Foxi” and helped make it the most popular comic in Germany.

Working in both Zagreb and Munich, Walter and his studio-mates worked on animation as well as comics for Kauka, such as the film “Munchhausen”.

In 1972, Neugebauer formed a new studio and focused on advertising art. He is known for creating ‘Goldbär’ for Haribo and ‘Hubba-Bubba’ for Wrigley’s. He also produced covers and animated TV ads for “Walt Disney’s Mickey Maus”.

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(Neugebauer created the cover art on “Rolf Kauka Classics” #5, 1997)

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Ms. Tree ( )

Ms. Tree was a comic book series and character co-created by writer Max Allan Collins and the series' artist Terry Beatty. In addition to its obvious play on the word "mystery", Ms. Tree was also the name of the series' main character.

The title character is Michael Tree, a female private detective who takes over her husband's investigation business when he is murdered. In her first case, she captures the murderer and discovers his link to the Muerta organized crime family.

Throughout the series, in addition to isolated cases that often touch on social issues of the day, Ms. Tree's vendetta against the Muerta family is a major plot thread. Her methods often include deadly violence which she uses with little hesitation. In contrast to genre conventions, she faces serious consequences throughout the series for these violent actions including arrest, imprisonment, commitment to a mental hospital, and involuntary medication.

Ms. Tree was extraordinary in that it frequently dealt with controversial political and sexual issues, yet never used that as a venue to push a particular biased opinion. As Kevin Burton Smith, editor of the Thrilling Detective Web Site put it, "How many other P.I.s have...dealt with the topics of homophobia, abortion [and bombing of abortion clinics], devil worship, child pornography, date rape and incest? And not just dealt with them, but asked some pretty damn hard questions that aren't easily answered by either end of the political spectrum. And all this in a comic book! It's a shame how many readers will never know of the existence of this series (due to the medium) because Ms. Tree is one of the most thought-provoking, and entertaining, private eyes around."

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Joelle Jones ( )

Joelle Jones is an American comic book artist and sometimes writer. She has been working in the industry since 2006, and has been published by Oni Press, Image, Dark Horse, Marvel,and DC.
With writer/editor Jamie S. Rich, she created the graphic novels 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and You Have Killed Me for Oni Press, several short stories for Image’s Popgun, and Lady Killer from Dark Horse, which she co-wrote.
In addition to these works she has done occasional issues of Marvel and DC titles and a variety of variant covers for both of them as well.

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Carl Barks (27 March 1901 – 25 August 2000, USA) was a cartoonist, author, and painter. He is best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck.

He worked anonymously until late in his career, as was the custom at the time. His fans noticed and followed his art without knowing his name, dubbing him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist.

He worked for the Disney Studio and Western Publishing where he created Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), The Junior Woodchucks (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Cornelius Coot (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961), and Magica De Spell (1961).

In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

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(Barks created the art on the cover of “Walt Disney’s serier” #1, April 1952, a Norwegian title)

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Invisible Scarlet O'Neil ( )

Invisible Scarlet O'Neil is an American comic strip written and drawn by Russell Stamm, who had previously been an assistant to Chester Gould on Dick Tracy. Published by the Chicago Times, it ran from June 3, 1940 to 1956.

It focused on Scarlet O'Neil, a plainclothes superhero (and one of the first superheroines) with the power of invisibility. Scarlet used this power mostly to help out strangers in need and help the police catch dangerous criminals.

She also appeared in comic books, Big Little Books and a 1943 prose novel.
In 1950, the title was reduced to simply Scarlet O'Neil and changed again in 1955 to Stainless Steel.

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Tatjana Wood (

Tatjana Wood (née Tatjana Weintraub, in Darmstadt, Germany) is an American artist and comic book colorist.

Tatjana's father was Jewish, and her mother was Christian. During World War II, she and her brother were sent to an international Quaker boarding school in the Netherlands. Gaining Dutch citizenship was not easy, so after World War II, the Quakers arranged for the two to travel to New York City in 1947. Karl went on to the University of Chicago, while Tatjana stayed in New York, attending the Traphagen School of Fashion. In 1949, she met Wally Wood, and they married August 28, 1950.

During the 1950s and 1960s, she sometimes made uncredited contributions to Wood's artwork. One of the stories she worked on was "Carl Akeley" in EC Comics' Two-Fisted Tales #41 (February–March 1955). She did a number of animal drawings for that story.

Later, beginning in 1969, she did extensive work for DC Comics as a comic book colorist. She was the main colorist for DC's covers from 1973 through the mid-1980s. Wood did coloring work on the interiors of comics as well, including Grant Morrison's acclaimed run on Animal Man, Alan Moore's issues of Swamp Thing, and Camelot 3000. She won the Shazam Award for Best Colorist in 1971 and 1974. Tatjana has had no significant credits in the comics industry since 2003.

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Brian Bolland (born 26 March 1951, UK) began his career as a comics artist in the 1970s, in fanzines and underground comics.

Working for an agency, he and Dave Gibbons drew a Nigerian super-hero feature (1975–1977) that Bolland describes as “the very best kind of training ground” for graphic story-telling.

He drew ‘Judge Dredd’ in “2000 AD” from shortly after its creation in 1977 through 1981. He helped define the visual appearance of the feature and created characters as diverse as Judge Anderson and Walter the Wobot.

Bolland was one of the ‘British Invasion’ artists who began working in the USA market from about 1979. He has primarily been a cover artist, producing elegant, expressive images that are widely popular.

He drew the Mike Barr story “Camelot 3000” (1982–1985) at DC Comics, as well as “Batman: The Killing Joke” (1988), the Alan Moore story that notoriously paralyzed Barbara Gordon, the erstwhile Batgirl.

He is particularly known for his long runs of covers on “Animal Man” (1988–1993), “Batman: Gotham Knights” (2000–2004), and “The Invisibles” (1997–2000).

In addition to many more DC titles, he has drawn covers for First Comics, Eclipse Comics, Dark Horse, and other publishers.

Bolland received an Inkpot Award in 1982 and an Eagle Award for Favourite Artist in 1983. Solo and with Alan Moore, he received multiple Eisner Awards and multiple Harvey Awards for “Batman: The Killing Joke” in 1989.

Beginning in 1992, he has received five Eisner Awards for Best Cover Artist. “The Art of Brian Bolland” received the Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book in 2007.

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(Bolland created the cover of “A1” #3, 1990)

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José Luis García-López (born 26 March 1948, Spain) is a comics artist now working primarily in the USA market. His family moved to Argentina in 1952 and his career began there in the late 1960s.

He began drawing for Charlton romance titles around the same time. He moved to New York City in 1974 and soon began working for DC Comics.

From 1975 to 1982, he worked on “Superman” covers and stories and established himself as one of the most popular artists on the character.

In 1975, he and Gerry Conway created “Hercules Unbound”. He took over Michael Fleischer’s ‘Jonah Hex’ in “Weird Western Tales” in 1977 and continued into the early issues “Jonah Hex” (1977–1980).

García-López was also the initial artist on the Superman team-up title, “DC Comics Presents” in 1978. He drew “DC Special Series” #27 in 1981, a tabloid-size book featuring the cross-company team-up of Batman and the Hulk.

In 1982, he created the style guide used as a reference by licensees of DC characters, and has created or contributed to other licensing guides in the decades since.

He worked on every issue of “Atari Force” (1984–1985). He drew Gerry Conway’s “Cinder and Ashe” mini-series (1988).

He drew the ‘Metal Men’ story in “Wednesday Comics” (2009) and DC published a book collection of his ‘Superman’ stories in 2013.

García-López was nominated for an Eisner Award in 1992 for “Twilight” and in 1997 for “Doctor Strangefate”.

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At Wikipedia —é_Luis_García-López
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(García-López created the cover of “Sweethearts” #105, August 1969)

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