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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


Ali Farzat (علي فرزات‎, born 22 June 1951, Syria) is a political cartoonist.

He has published more than 15,000 caricatures in Syrian, Arab, and international newspapers and is the head of the Arab Cartoonists’ Association.

In 2011, he was badly beaten by government security forces, with special attention paid to breaking the bones in his hands. He subsequently received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the EU.

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

(Farzat created this cartoon, date and source unknown to me)

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H. Rider Haggard (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925, UK) was a Victorian novelist of adventures in exotic locations, frequently in a mythical Africa. He was a founder of the Lost World literary genre.

Much of his work remains popular and he has been adapted in comics many times over the decades.

‘Allan Quatermain’ was the main character in “King Solomon’s Mines” (1885) and was a template for ‘Indiana Jones’ (1981) as well as a character in Alan Moore’s comics series “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (1999+).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Rider_Haggard
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7wkhzwl

(Bhupendra Ahluwalia created the cover of “King Solomon’s Mines”, 2010)

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Robert Kraus (21 June 1925 – 7 August 2001, USA) was a cartoonist, children’s-book creator, and publisher.

His professional career began while he was a teenager and he moved easily into magazine cartooning. He was a regular cartoonist and cover artist at the “New Yorker” from the 1950s.

From 1954, he created children’s books known for being as straight-forward as they are charming. They include “Junior the Spoiled Cat” (1955) and “Amanda Remembers” (1963).

He founded Windmill Books in 1965 to publish Charles Addams and William Steig, among others.

Not to be confused with USA comics creator Robert Kraus (born 26 March 1959).

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

(Kraus created the cover of “The New Yorker”, 4 January 1964)

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Daniel Carter Beard (21 June 1850 – 11 June 1941, USA) was an illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer.

He founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905 and after it merged with the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 he was active in that group for the rest of his life.

He was a long-time editor of “Boys’ Life” and his monthly column there forms a pillar of ‘Traditional Scouting’.

The GCD has indexed two of his cartoons that were published in “Boys’ Life”.

Linda Beard, his sister, was involved in the formation of Camp Fire Girls in the 1910–1912 period.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Carter_Beard
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yclqc69t

(Joseph Cummings Chase painted the cover of “Boys’ Life”, February 1925)

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Gosho Aoyama (青山 剛昌, born 21 June 1963, Japan) attended the Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo. He began his career as a manga artist after winning a contest in 1986. His first work was ‘Chotto Matte’, which was published in Shônen Sunday in 1987.

This was followed by ‘Magic Kaito’, about a thief, and the light-hearted samurai series ‘Yaiba’ (1988-93). Later serials include ‘Third Baseman No. 4’ and his best known work, ‘Detective Conan’, which is serialized since 1994. ‘Detective Conan’ is known in English as ‘Case Closed’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/aoyama_gosho.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosho_Aoyama
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8oxagj6

(Aoyama created the cover of “Case Closed” #27, January 2009)

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Siauw Tik Kwie (21 June 1913 – 4 May 1988, Dutch East Indies; Indonesia) was a popular comics creator who began working in Jakarta newspapers in 1931.

He was influenced by Dutch and Asian artists both, and was a founder of an artists’ society in Jakarta.

He is best known for his creation ‘Sie Djin Koei’ (in “Star Weekly”, 1954–1966). The story adapts a Chinese folk tale from the Tsang Dynasty, with a script by Oei Kim Tia.

The published story follows a manual laborer who rises through merit, marries well, and has a famous military career.

Kwie intended a sequel, focusing on the general’s grandchildren, but “Star Weekly” was closed in 1966 in the civil crackdown following the failed coup attempt of 1965.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/siauw-tik-kwie.htm
At Jakarta Post — http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/05/04/remembering-the-author-of-...

(Kwie created the cover art on “Sie Djin Koei” #6, ~1962)

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John Workman (born 20 June 1950, USA) is a comics creator whose professional career began in the early 1970s.

Stories in “Star*Reach” led to freelance work at DC Comics, primarily as a letterer and colorist. From 1977 to 1984, he was also art director at “Heavy Metal”, where he occasionally published stories.

Since 1983, he has primarily been a freelance letterer, with some 1500 stories currently to his credit in the GCD.

Some of the titles he has lettered for are “Grimjack” (First Comics, 1984–1987), “Jurassic Park” (1993) and “X-Files” (1995–1998) at Topps, and “Savage Dragon” (Image, 2003–2005).

At Marvel — “Thor” (1983–1987), “Fantastic Four” (1985–1989), “Fantastic Force” (1994–1996), and “Spider-Girl” (2000–2002).

At DC Comics — “Doom Patrol” (1987–1995), “Legion of Super-Heroes” (1991–1993), “Aquaman” (1999–2000), and “Orion” (2000–2002).

Workman created the feature ‘Roma’ in “Dark Horse Presents” (1987) and the erotic “Sindy” (Apple Press/Forbidden Fruit, 1991).

Since about 2006, he has been lettering on “Sonic the Hedgehog” and other Archie comics, in addition to his work at DC, Marvel, and other publishers.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Workman
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycq3lzpa

(Mike Grell created the art and Workman lettered the cover of “1st Issue Special” #11 - Code Name: Assassin, February 1976)

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George T. Delacorte, Jr. (20 June 1894 – 4 May 1991, USA) founded the Dell Publishing Company in 1921.

His goal was to entertain readers who were not satisfied with the genteel publications available at the time and the company became one of the largest publishers of books, magazines, and comics at its peak.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_T._Delacorte,_Jr.
Dell at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_Publishing
Dell in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yb7gbz9b

(Joe Archibald created the feature on the cover of “The Funnies” #1, 16 January 1929, the first Dell comic book and the first USA comic book with original material)

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Julius Schwartz (19 June 1915 – 8 February 2004, USA) was a comic book and pulp magazine editor, a science fiction agent, and a prominent science fiction fan.

He is best known to comics readers as a longtime editor at DC Comics, where at various times he was the primary editor responsible for the flagship superheroes, ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’.

Schwartz was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame of the Harvey Awards in 1996 and the Will Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 1997.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Schwartz
‘Julius Schwartz’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9df484u
‘Julie Schwartz’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8bzy2te

(Brian Bolland created the cover of “DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern” #1, September 2004, after Gil Kane on the cover of “Green Lantern” #31, September 1964)

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José Sanchis Grau (19 June 1932 – 2 August 2011, Spain) was a comics creator whose career began in the late 1940s.

His most popular feature was ‘Pumby’, first appearing in “Jaimito” in 1954 and in his own magazine from 1955.

In addition to comics for children, he created features for the women’s magazine “Mariló” and adventure features for “Jaimito”.

Much of his work was for Editoriale Valenciana until the company closed in 1984. He had to sue to regain control of his creations, which he did in 2005.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sanchis_jose.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Sanchis_Grau
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y78gyr8g

(Sanchis created the cover art on “Pumby” #9, 10 September 1959)

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