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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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GCD Comics Timeline


Rodolfo Cimino (born 16 October 1927, Italy) initially inked Romano Scarpa on stories in “Topolino”, the Italian Disney comic series named for Mickey Mouse.

He later became a popular writer, producing many stories about Scrooge’s treasure hunts, for example.

He created ‘Reginella’, a duck queen from another planet who is in unrequited love with Donald Duck.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y957nh9l

(Romano Scarpa and Cimino created the cover art on “Disney Masters” #1 - Walt Disney Mickey Mouse: The Delta Dimension, Fantagraphics: 2018)

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Charles Knauf (born 15 October, USA) is a comics writer who often collaborates with his father, David Knauf.

At Marvel, the two have written “Iron Man” / “The Invincible Iron Man” (2006–2008), “The Eternals” (2008–2009), and issues of “The Last Defenders”, “Young X-Men”, and other titles.

Knauf wrote “The Heap” (Moonstone, 2011), a one-shot that continued online.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7rpts9u

(Daniel Acuña created this cover art on “The Eternals” #1, Marvel: August 2008)

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Alicia Patterson (15 October 1906 – 2 July 1963, USA) was the founder and editor of “Newsday” (1940), which became a respected and Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper.

In 1942 and 1943, she collaborated with Algonquin Round Table artist Neysa McMein (1888–1949) on ‘Deathless Deer’, a comic strip that ran for a year.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicia_Patterson

(Neysa McMein created the art on this ad published in the “Binghamton [NY] Press & Sun-Bulletin”, 7 November 1942)

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Archer St. John (15 October 1904 – 14 August 1955, USA) was the founder of St. John Publications. During its short existence (1947–1958), his comics marked several industry firsts.

He published one of the earlist proto-graphic novels, “It Rhymes With Lust” (1950). It was written by Arnold Drake and Leslie Waller as ‘Drake Waller’ and drawn by Matt Baker, the first African-American artist in mainstream commercial comics.

His “Abbott and Costello Comics” (1948–1956) was the first comics series based on movie comedians.

He published the first 3-D comic book, “Three Dimension Comics” starring Mighty Mouse (1953), conceived and created by Joe Kubert, Norman Maurer, and Leonard Maurer.

St. John Publications at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John_Publications
St. John Publications in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9acmgly

(Raeburn van Buren created the cover art on “A Treasury of Comics” #1 - Abbie an’ Slats, St. John: 1947, one of his first comics)

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Cam Kennedy (born 15 October 1944, UK) is a Scottish comics artist.

He is well-known for his work in “2000 AD” beginning in the late 1970s, especially the flagship features ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘Rogue Trooper’.

At Marvel in the USA, he and writer Tom Veitch created “The Light and Darkness War” under the Epic imprint (1988–1989). He also drew a story arc in “The Punisher” written by Garth Ennis (2003).

At DC Comics, he drew the science-fiction series “The Outcasts” (1987–1988), written by John Wagner and Alan Grant. He drew “Lobo: Unamerican Gladiators” (1993) with the same writing team.

He and Veitch also collaborated on “Star Wars: Dark Empire” at Dark Horse (1991, 1994).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kennedy_cam.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam_Kennedy
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yabb96a2

(Kennedy created the cover art on “2000 AD” #344, IPC: 26 November 1983)

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Christopher Jones (born 14 October 1969, USA) is a comics creator who began his career in the 2000s.
He contributed to “The Batman Strikes!” (DC, 2004–2008), “Young Justice” (DC, 2011–2013), and “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” (Marvel, 2012+).
He is the co-creator of ‘Dr. Blink Superhero Shrink’ and has worked on other projects ranging from kids’ title “Superhero Squad” to horror title “Re-Animator”.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Jones_(comics)
‘Chris Jones’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycvcf47a
‘Christopher Jones’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9vyzbe7
(Jones created this cover art on “Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor” #3, Titan: September 2018)

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Bob Oksner (14 October 1916 – 18 February 2007, USA) was a comics artist who worked in syndicated features and in comic books, the latter primarily at DC Comics.

He worked on newspaper strips including ‘Miss Cairo Jones’ (1945–1947), ‘I Love Lucy’ (1952–1955), and ‘Dondi’ (from 1965).

He worked on many of DC’s licensed comics, such as “Sergeant Bilko” (1957–1960), “The Adventures of Jerry Lewis” (1959–1971), “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” (1961–1964), and “Welcome Back, Kotter” (1976–1978).

He drew the humor comics “Angel and the Ape” (1968–1969), written by creator E. Nelson Bridwell, and “Stanley and His Monster” (1968).

Oksner won the National Cartoonists Society award for comic books in 1960 and 1961. In 1970, his peers honored him with a Shazam Award. He retired from comics in 1986.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/oksner_bob.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Oksner
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9kzrmfc

(Oksner created the cover art on “Complete Book of Comics and Funnies” #1, Pines: August 1944)

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Grace Drayton (14 October 1877 – 31 January 1936, USA) is a comics creator who began her career in 1895.

She was one of the earliest and most successful women in commercial cartooning, the first woman syndicated by Hearst.

From 1900, she created comic strips for the “Philadelphia Press”. She also created strips in collaboration with her sister, fellow writer and artist Margaret G. Hays (birth and death dates unknown).

In 1904, she created the Campbell Soup Kids advertising campaign, featuring her signature graphic style of cherubic, round-faced children but not featuring her signature.

Her strips include ‘The Turr’ble Tales of Kaptin Kiddo’ (with Hays, 1909), ‘Dottie Dimple’ (1910), and the ‘Dolly Dingle’ paper dolls in “Pictorial Review” (1916–1922).

She began her popular feature ‘The Pussycat Princess’ in 1935 and it was continued by Ruth Carroll and Ed Anthony after her death.

Born Grace Gebbie, she was married twice and has credits as both Grace Wiederseim and Grace Dayton.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/drayton_g.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Drayton
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yd6r6zyk

(Drayton created ‘Dolly Dingle Back Home Again’, date uncertain)

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Daan Jippes (born 14 October 1945, The Netherlands) is a comics creator who began his career in the late 1960s in “Pep” and other magazines.

His 1972 story ‘Bernard Voorzichtig: Twee voor Thee’ established his reputation among fellow artists and still serves as instruction and inspiration.

From the mid-1970s he was the art director at Oberon responsible for the production of new Disney material. He demonstrated an ability to work in the style of Carl Barks, which drew the attention of the Disney company itself.

He moved to the USA in 1980, working for Disney. He contributed to newspaper strips and was a character designer for films such as “The Black Cauldron” (1984) and “Beauty and the Beast” (1991). He designed the villain Jafar in “Aladdin” (1991).

During this time, he also contributed covers to Disney comics published by Gladstone.

In 1999, he returned to The Netherlands, where he had continued to contribute covers for Oberon’s Disney books. He established a studio named for Jan Kruis shortly after Kruis’s retirement and was the art director for Kruis’s famous weekly feature ‘Jan, Jans en de Kinderen’ during the early 2000s.

He began working for Danish publisher Egmont in 2001, famously tasked with re-drawing the ‘Junior Woodchucks’ and ‘Donald Duck’ stories that had been written by Carl Barks but drawn by others.

He continues to produce Disney stories for Egmont. In the late 2000s, he adapted detective novels by Havank (Hans van der Kallen).

Jippes received the fan-awarded Stripschapprijs in 2001.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jippes.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daan_Jippes
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7pk3d5z

(Jippes created the cover art on “Pep” #33/1972, Oberon: 12–18 August 1972)

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George Pratt (born 13 October 1960, USA) is a writer, painter, and illustrator known for his work in the comic book field.

From 1981 he assisted, wrote, and drew small pieces in “Eclipse, the Magazine” and “Heavy Metal”. His first longer story, drawn by Kent Williams, appeared in “Epic Illustrated” (Marvel, 1983).

Hs first graphic novel was “Enemy Ace: War Idyll” (DC, 1990), followed by “Batman: Harvest Breed” (DC, 2000).

Pratt won the 2003 Eisner Award for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist for the limited series “Wolverine: Netsuke” (Marvel, 2002–2003).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pratt_g.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pratt_(artist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybf3hpwk

(Pratt painted the cover art on “Enemy Ace: War Idyll”, DC: 1991)

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