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Mei 2016: Eerder deze week werd TV Century 21 #89 goedgekeurd en daarmee de 250.000e index in de GCD! Felicitaties aan indexeerder Steve Jenner en natuurlijk het hele GCD-team!

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Ontbreekt een strip, een hele serie of zelfs een hele uitgeverij? Wil je gegevens over schrijvers, tekenaars, een synopsis, verschijnende personages of wat dan ook toevoegen? Of simpelweg een typfoutje corrigeren? Zodra je ingelogd bent kun je op vrijwel alle pagina's gegevens aanvullen of veranderen. Om te zorgen dat de gegevens uniform blijven, zijn er regels opgesteld waaraan een index moet voldoen. Daarom wordt elke verandering door een vrijwilliger nagekeken op spel- en typfouten, feitelijke onjuist- en onvolkomendheden. Om je op weg te helpen worden de eerste paar bijdrages door een vaste persoon (een 'mentor') nagekeken, die je ook vragen kunt stellen. Zo zorgen we ervoor dat de gegevens die in de databank te vinden zijn zeer betrouwbaar zijn.

GCD Comics Timeline


Geoffrey Thorne (born 20 January 1970, USA) is a screenwriter, novelist, and actor.

After a successful career as a television actor, he began writing professionally. He won Second Prize in Simon & Schuster’s sixth annual “Strange New Worlds” anthology with his story ‘The Soft Room’.

In comics, he has written a dimension-shifting examination of intelligence in “Dark Horse Presents” (Dark Horse, 2013) and the ‘Inhumans’ series “Mosaic” (Marvel, 2016–2017).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Thorne
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaf5ldwy
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861382/

(Pasqual Ferry created this cover art on “Mosaic” #1, Marvel: December 2016)

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Clay Bennett (born 20 January 1958, USA) is an editorial cartoonist, currently drawing for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Bennett has received multiple awards from the National Cartoonists Society and the Society of Professional Journalists. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2002.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Bennett_(cartoonist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yauz9b9a

(Bennett created this self-caricature, date uncertain)

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Norman Mingo (20 January 1896 – 8 May 1980, USA) was a successful commercial artist and illustrator.

He is known to comics fans for creating the definitive image of Alfred E. Neuman for “Mad” and then becoming a regular cover artist on the magazine in the 1960s and 1970s.

The character they had been using was in the public domain, with a history stretching back to the 19th Century. His cover for “Mad” #30, December 1956, became the distinctive (and trademarkable) rendition.

He painted nearly all the “Mad” covers through 1976 except for a short break in the early 1960s, and occasional covers through the end of 1980.

From 1975, he added an ichthys to his art signature, honoring his born-again Christianity.

Semi-retired when he took the first “Mad” cover assignment, Norman Mingo was the only veteran of the First World War ever to write or draw for the magazine.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mingo_norman.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Mingo
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yae4gdog

(Mingo created the cover art on “Mad” #12/1969, Williams Förlags AB: 1969, a Swedish edition from a 1965 cover)

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John McLusky (20 January 1923 – 5 September 2006, UK) was a bomber artist during World War II and freelance artist after the war.

When The Daily Express secured a license for a ‘James Bond’ newspaper strip, they tapped McLusky as the artist. During his tenure (1958–1966), he adapted 13 of the Ian Fleming novels.

He had done some work in “Eagle” earlier in the decade, and from 1966 he drew ‘Secret Agent 13’ in “June”. For 15 years, he drew adaptations for “TV Comic” such as ‘The Pink Panther’.

McLusky returned to ‘James Bond’ in 1982 with writer Jim Lawrence — they created 4 original stories.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mclusky_john.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McLusky
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycmgv6km

(McLusky created the cover art on “James Bond 007” #[2] - Dr. No, Titan: May 2005)

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Sherm Cohen (born 19 January 1965, USA) is a comics and storyboard artist, a writer, and a director.

From 1996 to 2009 he produced comic strips and covers for “Nickelodeon Magazine”, featuring Nicktoons characters.

From 1998 to 2006, he worked on the “SpongeBob SquarePants”show and movie.
He has continued to work on shows such as “Phineas and Ferb” and “Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil” (for which he was nominated for an Emmy for direction in2011).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherm_Cohen
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y87kw8wm
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1095881/

(Cohen created the cover art on “Cancerman” #1, Edge Publishing: June 1994)

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Jack Caprio (19 January 1932 – 25 April 2018, USA) was a cartoonist who often assisted his childhood friend Johnny Hart (18 February 1931 – 7 April 2007) on the syndicated features ‘B.C.’ and ‘The Wizard of Id’.

The ‘B.C.’ character Clumsy Carp was patterned after Caprio.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yanry6q4
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2149550/

(Johnny Hart created the cover art on “Growing Old with B.C.”, Checker: 2007, which includes a feature on Caprio and ‘Clumsy Carp’)

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Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809 – 7 October 1849, USA) was an author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.

He remains well-known for his tales of mystery and the macabre. He was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre.

His works have been adapted in every medium we humans know of, not excepting comics. He has even appeared as a character himself.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe
Stories in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycdqex9n
Appearances in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y88h9l3v

(Henry C. Kiefer created the cover art on “Classics Illustrated” #40 - Mysteries, Gilberton: August 1947)

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‘Stuf’ was the pen name of Stéphane de Becker (19 January 1959 – 22 July 2015, Belgium), a comics artist who met Tome (Phillippe Vandervele) and Janry (Jean-Richard Guerts) in art school in the mid-1970s.

De Becker joined his two friends in a studio in 1985, working primarily as a colorist on their collaborative series, such as ‘Spirou et Fantasio’ in “Spirou”.

Using the name ‘Stuf’, he drew a games feature in “Spirou” that transformed into the gag strip ‘Passe moi l’Ciel’.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stuf.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yblkgr2w

(Janry created and Stuf colored the cover art on “Les Aventures de Spirou et Fantasio” #36 - L'horloger de la comète, Dupuis: 1986)

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Scott Mills (born 18 January 1972, USA) is a comics creator who self-published his debut work, “Cells” (1998), with a Xeric Grant.

“Big Clay Pot” (Top Shelf, 2000) is notably set in a time before history, telling a story about early migrants from the Korean Peninsula to what would become Japan.

Mills won a 2002 Ignatz Award for “Trenches” (Top Shelf), set on the Western Front of the Great War.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mills.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaw62rkx

(Mills painted the cover art on “Big Clay Pot”, Top Shelf: 2000)

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Stephen DeStefano (born 18 January 1966, USA) is a comics artist and writer. He began his career in the mid-1980s contributing to “Blackhawk” and “House of Mystery” at DC Comics.

In 1986, he and writer Bob Rozakis created “’Mazing Man” there, a quirky series that lasted until 1990. In 1989, the pair created the friendly spoof “Hero Hotline”.

DeStefano drew stories for “Critters” and “Itchy Planet” at Fantagraphics (1988–1990). In the early 1990s, he published at Disney Comics, Marvel, Palliard Press, and Dark Horse.

From the late 1990s, he has drawn stories for the Cartoon Network titles at DC, as well as other stories both humorous and superheroic.

Since the 1990s, DeStefano has done animation character design and storyboarding for Walt Disney Studios.

He has worked on “The Ren & Stimpy Show” (1992–1996), “Sym-Bionic Titan” (2010–2011), and “Return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2018), among many other shows.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/destefano_stephen.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybs9szpa
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2463003/

(DeStefano and Karl Kesel created the cover art on “'Mazing Man Special” #1, DC: [April] 1987)

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