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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


Matt Baker (10 December 1921 – 11 August 1959, USA) was a comics artist in the 1940s and 1950s. He was the first African-American artist in the nascent USA comic-book industry when he joined the Jerry Iger Studio in the mid-1940s.

His best-known work was on ‘Phantom Lady’ for Fox Features (1947–1949). The costumed crime-fighter had been created at the Iger Studio in 1941 for Quality Comics. Baker drew her Fox stories in both her own title and “All-Top Comics”. They were most likely written by Ruth Roche. He also drew “Rulah, Jungle Goddess” for Fox.

Baker created the military humor feature ‘Canteen Kate’ at St. John’s in 1951 and drew all of her stories in “Fightin’ Marines” and her own short-lived series. He also drew for their romance titles.

In the late 1950s he published at Atlas Comics (as Marvel Comics was known then) in their romance and western titles. He died unexpectedly in 1959, before his 38th birthday.

Baker was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baker_matt.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Baker_(artist)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Hlac306ZC6a

(Baker created the cover of “Phantom Lady” #15, December 1947)

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Henk Kuijpers (born 10 December 1946, The Netherlands) began his career as a comics artist in the mid-1970s.

He is well-known for his “Franka” series, about a private investigator whose cases take her around the world. Her stories appeared in “Eppo” from 1975 and have been collected in albums from 1978.

Kuijpers received the 1990 Stripschapprijs, the lifetime-achievement award from the Dutch national organization for comics, Stripschap.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kuijpers_h.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henk_Kuijpers
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/deGY306ZBZX

(Kuijpers created the cover of “Eppo” #31/1981, 1981)

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José Delbo (9 December 1933, Argentina) began his comics career at age 16 in the magazine “Poncho Negro”. He moved to Brazil in 1963 and then to the USA in 1965.

His earliest work in the USA included “Billy the Kid” at Charlton Comics. He drew many TV tie-in comic books for Dell Comics and Western Publishing’s Gold Key Comics. Delbo has cited “The Monkees”, “The Lone Ranger”, and an adaptation of the “Yellow Submarine” film as being among his favorite projects.

Delbo’s first work for DC Comics appeared in “The Spectre” (1969). He drew “Wonder Woman” from 1976 through 1981, where he and writer Gerry Conway introduced a new version of the Cheetah in 1980. He continued to work on a variety of titles at DC until 1986.

From 1986 to 1988 he drew “Thunder Cats” at Marvel Comics, and from 1988 to 1990, “The Transformers”. He co-created “Brute Force” with Simon Furman in 1990. He drew “NFL Super Pro” in 1991 and 1992.

In the later 1990s he published at Acclaim / Valiant, Big Entertainment, and other publishers.

Delbo taught at The Kubert School from the 1990s until 2005. After moving to Florida, he taught at a ‘cartoon camp’ program for school aged children in Boca Raton. He received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 2013.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/delbo_j.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Delbo
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/laDY306XspZ

(Delbo created the cover art on “Wundergirl” #41, 1979, a German reprint from “Wonder Woman” #253)

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Alarico Gattia (born 9 December 1927, Italy) moved to comics after working as an advertising illustrator and industrial illustrator.

In the late 1960s his stories appeared in magazines such as “Il Corriere dei Piccoli” and “Diabolik”. He illustrated comic adaptations of literary works in the 1970s at Il Giornalino.

He joined Bonelli in 1977, creating two albums of the “Un Uomo, un'Avventura” series — “L’Uomo del Klondike” and “L’Uomo del Sud”. He also illustrated stories in ‘Tex’ comics.

Gattia was a founder and has been the president of the Associazione Illustratori professional group.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gattia_alarico.htm (some explicit images)
At Wikipedia (in Italian) — https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alarico_Gattia
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/lmho306Xsdr

(Gattia created the cover of “Een man - Een avontuur” #5 - De man van Klondike, 1978, a Dutch translation)

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Jason Lutes (born 7 December 1967, USA) is a comics creator whose career began in the 1990s.

Following school, he worked for Fantagraphics in Seattle and then became the art director at the city’s alternative weekly newspaper, “The Stranger”.

He created ‘Jar of Fools’ at the paper in 1993, the story of a struggling magician. He collected the strips himself (as Penny Dreadful Press), then they were collected by Black Eye. The complete edition was published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2003.

His best-known work may be “Berlin”, set in the closing years of the Weimar Republic. Begun in 1996 at Black Eye, the 22-chapter work is now at Drawn & Quarterly. Issue #21 was released in 2017.

He drew and Ed Brubaker wrote ‘The Fall’ in “Dark Horse Presents” (1998), collected by Drawn & Quarterly in 2001. He wrote and Nick Bertozzi drew “Houdini: The Handcuff King” (Hyperion, 20007).

Since 2008, Lutes has been an instructor at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lutes_jason.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Lutes
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/QWT330h48Hk

(Lutes created the cover of “Berlin” #3, February 1997)

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Michele Medda (born 7 December 1962, Italy) is a comics writer whose career began in the 1980s.

In 1991, he and fellow writers Antonio Serra and Bepi Vigna collaborated on the creation of the science fiction series “Nathan Never” for Sergio Bonelli Editore.

In addition to the main series, which is ongoing, the titular detective’s partner “Legs Weaver” has had her own series (1994–2005) and the anthology series “Agenzia Alfa” (1997+) features the whole cast of “the most important security and surveillance agency” on Earth.

A few volumes of “Nathan Never” have been published in English (Dark Horse, 1993–1995).

Medda has also written stories for the western series “Tex”, the detective series “Nick Raider”, and the horror series “Dylan Dog”, among others.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Medda
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/ajAZ30h42HA

(Claudio Castellini created the cover of “Nathan Never” #5, October 1991, which Medda wrote)

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The Grand Comics Database approved our 700,000th cover thumb-nail on 4 December 2017.

“Riqui Ricón el Pobre Niño Rico” #113, 18 February 1983, is a Mexican edition of ‘Richie Rich’. The cover art is by Warren Kremer.

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Valarie Jones (born 6 December 1961, USA) is a comic-book editor and occasional writer and artist. She co-founded and edited the New Comics Group line from 1987 through 1990.

She edited some issues of “Classics Illustrated” at First Comics in 1991, and that year she produced and edited “Born to Be Wild” (Eclipse), a benefit for PETA. She continued to edit at Eclipse through 1993.

While at Eclipse, Jones also wrote “Robin Hood” (1991) and “The Retaliators” (1992). Later, she drew and colored the covers of “Honey West & T.H.E. Cat” at Moonstone (2013).

In 1994 she edited a reprint of golden-age “PhantomLady” stories (Verotik) and in 2013 she edited the “Dinosaurs Attack!” mini-series(IDW).

New Comics Group at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Comics_Group
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/LFJl306QwV5

(Jones created the cover of “Honey West & T.H.E. Cat” #2, 2013)

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Ken Macklin (born 6 December 1954, USA) is a comics creator who was active in underground comix in the late 1970s.

His whimsical science-fiction feature ‘Dr. Watchstop’ appeared in “Epic Illustrated” (Marvel, 1982–1986) and “Fusion” (Eclipse, 1987–1988) and was collected by Eclipse in 1989.

He also published in “Alien Encounters” and “The Dreamery” at Eclipse and “Critters” at Fantagraphics in the mid-1980s.

Macklin and Lela Dowling collaborated on both writing and drawing ‘Weasel Patrol’, which ran in “Fusion” and in a 1989 one-shot.

Not to be confused with Canadian sculptor Ken Macklin (born 1952).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/macklin_ken.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/qKem30h2ibz

(Macklin painted the cover of “The Dreamery” #8, February 1988)

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Sam Glanzman (5 December 1924 – 12 July 2017, USA) was a comics creator.

His well-known works include “Hercules” (Charlton, 1967–1969), about the mythological Greek demigod, written by Joe Gill.

He drew on his experiences serving in World War II in the series ‘The Lonley War of Willy Schultz’ in “Fightin' Army” (Charlton, 1967–1970), a story by Willi Franz about a German-American officer during that war. The feature was widely seen as having an anti-war stance and was canceled after being cited by an applicant for Conscientious Objector status in the USA military draft.

His wartime experiences were the story itself in his autobiographical ‘U.S.S. Stevens’ feature. It was published in four of the Big Five war series at DC Comics (1970–1977). The Marvel Graphic Novel “A Sailor’s Story” (1987) was also about the U.S.S. Stevens. He returned to the feature in the anthology title “Joe Kubert Presents” (DC, 2012–2013).

Much of Glanzman’s most heart-felt work is currently available in reprint collections

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/glanzman_sam.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Glanzman
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/fjgW30h0ZQk

(Glanzman created the cover of “Hercules” #11, May 1969)

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