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GCD Comics Timeline


Jeff Albrecht (b. 1957)

1957 October 21
Albrecht is marred to Dorothy Theiss, who is a teacher.

Tariq Ali (b. 1943)

1943 October 21
Tariq Ali Khan is a British political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read PPE at Exeter College, Oxford.

He is the author of many books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People's Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1983), Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Axis Of Hope (2006), A Banker for All Seasons (2007), The Duel (2008), The Obama Syndrome (2010), and The Extreme Centre: A Warning (2015).

Dick Kraus (b. 1923)

1923 October 21 - 2002 March 28
Richard G. Kraus, who has been credited in his career as a writer and editor as Dick Kraus, Richard Kraus, Dick Krause, and Richard Krause, worked in comic books from about 1944 to about 1956.

Kraus worked as an editor for Fawcett from about 1944 to about 1946. Most of his writing credits were for text stories, which he wrote for Fawcett from 1946 to 1953; Charlton from 1954 to 1956; and text stories for Parent's Magazine in 1946 and Toby in 1954. He also wrote two text stories and two Moon Girl stories (known) for EC in 1949.

The remainder of Kraus career and passions involved teaching and folk dancing, details in a biography found here:
Social Folk Dance: http://www.socalfolkdance.org/master_teachers/kraus_r.htm

He because known as one of the nation's best square dancers. Among his known honors include the President's Commission on Americans Outdoors in 1985 and in 1986, he won the National Literary Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association.

Kraus maintained membership in the Unitarian Society of Germantown and the Germantown Country Dancers.

Paul Levitz (b. 1956)

1956 October 21
Additional biographies:
The Sword & the Soul biography letter column in Stalker (DC, 1975 series) #1 (June-July 1975);
DC Profiles #13: Paul Levitz in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #473 (July 1977);
Comics Journal (Fantagraphics Books, 1977 series) #39 (April 1978);
Alter Ego, the Best of the Legendary Fanzine (Twomorrows, 1997 series);
Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1999 series) #14 (April 2002).

Creator of 1970s versions of Dragonsword, Huntress, Stalker, and Starman.

Long-time support work on management level for DC Comic, including: executive coordinator, from 1977 to 1979; business manager and manager of business affairs, from 1980 to 1982; vice president operations, from 1982 to 1984; executive vice president, from 1984 to 2002; publisher, from 1984 to 2002; and president, from 2006 to 2009.

Syndication work:
World's Greatest Super-heroes daily and Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, 1978 series), writer, from 1979 to 1981.

Gus Mager (b. 1878)

1878 October 21 - 1956 July 17
Mager was the son of German immigrants, and comics sent to his parents by their European relatives prompted his interest in cartooning. He began drawing sports cartoons which he sold to newspapers. By the age of 20, he already had a following when he expanded his repertoire to include clownish animals, and his cartoons soon appeared daily as In Jungle Land, or occasionally, In Jungle Society.

In 1904, he created the first of his successful Monk comic strips featuring monkey-like characters. Knocko the Monk was soon followed by new figures such as Rhymo the Monk, Mufti the Monk, Freshy the Monk, Henpecko the Monk, Groucho the Monk and the most popular, Sherlocko the Monk.

In 1913, Mager humanized Sherlocko into his Hawkshaw the Detective strip, which appeared in The New York World. During the 1920s, Mager worked as an assistant on Rudolph Dirks' Captain and the Kids. Other comics by Mager included And Then Papa Came (1904), Main Street, Oliver's Adventures (1926), Obliging Otto (1913) and Millionbucks (1913). Mager continued Sherlocko and Hawkshaw until his retirement in the late 1940s.

Mager's paintings are in many collections, including the Whitney Museum and the Newark Museum of Art. He was widely exhibited during his lifetime, showing at the Whitney, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was a member of the Salon of Independent Artists and the Salons of America.

Mager died of a heart attack.

Michael McMillian (b. 1978)

1978 October 21
McMillian was an actor on True Blood (2008). He began writing True Blood comics and then branched out into other comics.

すえみつぢっか (b. 1977)

1977 October 21
Dicca*suemitsu (すえみつぢっか) is a manga artist and illustrator. Works include the series Kenja no Deshi o Nanoru Kenja (賢者の弟子を名乗る賢者 / She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man), Reversible! (リバーシブル!) and Shin Seitokai no Ichizon (新生徒会の一存).

蛭子能収 (b. 1947)

1947 October 21
Yoshikazu Ebisu (蛭子能収) is a manga artist and actor.

Yves Regis Francois Barbero (b. 1943)

1943 October 20 - 2009 December 8
Was based in San Francisco. Has writing credits in Star*Reach #9 and The New Funny Book #3 (1978). Wrote a sci-fi novel called The CTZ Paradigm (Doubleday, 1975).

Frank Godwin (b. 1889)

1889 October 20 - 1959 August 5
Additional biographical information:
A Gallery of Rogues: Cartoonists' Self-Caricatures (Billy Ireland Cartoon Library), 1998, by Robert C. Harvey;
Famous Artists and Writers of King Features Syndicate (King Features, 1946 ? Series) #[1949];
Strip Scene (Remuda Publishing, 1977 series) v2#6 (Winter 1978) by George Morley;
World Encyclopedia of Comics (Chelsea House Publishers, 1976 series) 1976

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83.044 delen
1.707 varianten
25.012 geïndexeerde delen
33.624 omslagen
192.988 verhalen
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169.125 series
1.780.047 delen
147.330 varianten
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992.574 omslagen
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