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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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Bill Rechin (20 August 1930 – 21 May 2011, USA) was a comics creator who worked in syndicated newspaper strips.

His first creation was ‘Pluribus’ (1970), set in the founding years of the USA.

He is widely known for ‘Crock’, a strip depicting the French Foreign Legion, which he co-created with Don Wilder and Brant Parker (1975+).

He and Wilder also created the sports feature ‘Out of Bounds’ (1986+), for which he received the Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award of the National Cartoonist’s Society in 1992.

After his death, his son Kevin Rechin continued ‘Crock’ for an additional year.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rechin_bill.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Rechin
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9wblxhh

(Rechin and Wilder created the cover art on “Crock, You’re All Heart!”, October 1981)

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Jack O’Brien (20 August 1921 – 8 December 1984, USA) was a comics creator active in the 1950s and 1960s.

His humor cartoons appeared in comics published by Charlton, Ziff-Davis, Toby, and others. In 1962 he created “Cool Cat” at Prize, which took over the numbering of “Black Magic” for its three-issue run.

In the mid-1960s he began working on various ‘Sad Sack’ titles for Harvey. He created and drew all 13 issues of the ‘G. I. Juniors’ feature in “Harvey Hits” (1964–1967).

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9wblxhh

(O’Brien created the cover art on “Cool Cat” v9#2, July-August 1962)

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George Roussos (20 August 1915 – 19 February 2000, USA) was a comic book artist best known as one of Jack Kirby’s Silver Age inkers, including on landmark early issues of “Fantastic Four”.

Over his five-decade career, he created artwork for numerous publishers. In the Golden Age, he worked primarily at DC with occasional stories for Lev Gleason, Spark, Harvey, and others.

In the Atomic Age of the 1950s, he continued at DC and also published with EC Comics, Prize, Avon, Atlas (Marvel), and others. During this time he also assisted on various newspaper strips, such as “Flash Gordon” and “The Phantom”.

In the early 1960s, Roussos worked more and more often for the emerging Marvel Age of Comics, often using the pen name George Bell. In 1972, he succeeded Marie Severin as the staff colorist at Marvel.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/roussos_george.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Roussos
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y79k8o43

(Kirby and Roussos created the cover art on “Journey into Mystery” #97, October 1963)

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H. P. Lovecraft (20 August 1890 – 15 March 1937, USA) was an influential author of supernatural horror stories, particularly known for his ‘Cthulhu Mythos’ of elder gods and eldritch terrors.

He published only in pulp magazines to a small audience and died in poverty. But his work has grown in popularity and in its effect on other creators with every passing decade.

His stories and his characters have been re-told and re-imagined in prose, comics, and film.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycfj5x5j

(Bernie Wrightson created the cover art on “Tower of Shadows” #9, January 1971, illustrating an interior Lovecraft story adapted by Roy Thomas and Tom Palmer)

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‘Sto’ was the pen name of Sergio Tòfano (20 August 1886 – 28 October 1973, Italy), an actor, director, and playwright under his own name.

Under the pen name ‘Sto’ he was an illustrator. He provided covers for “Il Giornalino della Domenica” and appeared frequently in “Il Numero”.

He created the feature ‘Signor Bonaventura’ in the children’s magazine “Il Corriere dei Piccoli” in 1917 and continued his story until 1953. He also made use of the character in plays.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sto.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Tofano
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yanxbe7a

(Sto created “Qui comincia l’avventura del signor Bonaventura”, 1917)

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Daniel Torres (born 20 August 1958, Spain) began his career in 1980 with stories in the underground magazine “El Vibora”.

In 1982, he created the popular feature ‘Rocco Vargas’, about a science-fiction writer and nightclub owner and his adventures in a retrofuturistic world.

Many of the Vargas stories have been translated into English, published at Catalan 1986–1991 and at Dark Horse 1998–2005.

In 1996, he provided the covers for Terry LaBan’s “The Unseen Hand” (DC Comics).

Torres received the award for Best Spanish Work at the 1993 Salón Internacional del Cómic de Barcelona.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/torres_d.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Torres_(cartoonist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ya7tawwj

(Torres created the cover art on “De gevallen engel”, 1985)

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Chynna Clugston Flores (born 19 August 1975, USA) is a comic book creator who has been published by Fantaco, Slave Labor Graphics, and Dark Horse.

Her best-known work, the manga-influenced ‘Blue Monday’, debuted in 1999 in “Oni Double Feature” #11.

She has been nominated for The Russ Manning award (2000), three Eisner Awards (2001, 2002, 2002), and a Harvey Award. She was also nominated for the 2001 Lulu of the Year Award by Friends of Lulu for “Blue Monday”.

Her early work is credited as ‘Chynna Clugston-Major’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clugston_chynna.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chynna_Clugston_Flores
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9rpplbl

(Clugston Flores created the cover art on “It Girl”, May 2002)

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Gene Ha (born 19 August 1969, USA) is a comics creator whose career began in the early 1990s.

Among other work, he drew “The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix” (1994) and “Askani’son” (1996) at Marvel and “Batman: Fortunate Son” (1999) at DC Comics.

For America’s Best Comics, he drew Alan Moore’s “Top 10” (1999–2001) and “Top 10: The Forty-Niners” (2005) and collaborated on the follow-up “Top 10 Season Two” (2008–2009) with Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon.

In 2011, he drew “Flashpoint: Project Superman” at DC. In 2016, he created the dual-world fantasy “Mae” at Dark Horse.

Ha was awarded the 1994 Russ Manning Award and he received four Eisner Awards from 2000 to 2008.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/ha-gene.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Ha
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybwzxsxz

(Ha created this cover art on “Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica” #4, March 2018)

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Skip Williamson (19 August 1944 – 16 March 2017, USA) was a cartoonist and central figure in the underground comix movement, known as the most political and satirical cartoonist among his peers.

His career began in 1961 with the infamous ‘Negro Trash / White Trash’ cartoon in Harvey Kurtzman’s “Help!”, which was purchased by editor Gloria Steinem and shown on national TV by comedian Dick Gregory.

He and Jay Lynch (7 January 1945 – 5 March 2017) launched “The Chicago Mirror” comics tabloid in 1967, which was renamed “Bijou Funnies” when Robert Crumb joined them in 1968 and was published until 1973.

In 1969, he produced the comic “Conspiracy Capers” as a fund-raiser for the Chicago 8, funded with his friend Abbie Hoffman’s advance on the book “Steal This Book”.

He was art director of “Gallery” in 1973, founding art director of “Hustler” in 1974, and on the staff of “Playboy” from 1976. In the 1980s he designed record album covers.

Williamson’s work has been exhibited widely in the USA and Europe.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/williamson_skip.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skip_Williamson
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8hxvgw3

(Williamson created the cover art on “Conspiracy Capers”, 1969)

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Paul Renaud (born 19 August 1975, France) is a comics creator working primarily in the USA market.

He has drawn the limited series “Athena” (Dynamite, 2009–2010) and issues of “Captain America: Sam Wilson” (Marvel, 2016–2017).

He is best known as a cover artist, beginning with his work at Dynamite. His covers were on most issues of “Red Sonja” (2006–2011), “Vampirella” (2011–2013), “Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris” (2011–2013), and on other comics.

At Marvel, he has covered issues of “Black Panther” (2009–2010), “Secret Warriors” (2011), “Captain America: Sam Wilson” and “Captain America: Steve Rogers” (2016–2017), and other titles.

Recently, he provided the covers for the limited series “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Captain Phasma” (2017) and “Star Wars Thrawn” (2018).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Renaud
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybrq79ah

(Renaud created this cover art on “Red Sonja” #17, December 2006)

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