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GCD Comics Timeline
He wrote comics stories from the end of the 1980s through the 1990s. He is known for co-creating the horror comic “Cry for Dawn” (1989–1992).
In 2002, he lost his sight and published his first prose fiction. In 2013, his first feature film was released.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_M._Monks
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pxrY30iuYz1 (some explicit images)
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1594481/
(Bernie Wrightson created the cover of “The Night Terrors” #1, 2000, which includes stories by Monks)
He has drawn ‘Sjors en Smimmie’ stories and stories for “Looney Tunes Magazine”, created erotic comics, and adapted the ‘Bob Evers’ children’s books.
Van Oudenaarden collaborates with Caroline van der Lee, his partner, on the humorous webstrip ‘Puppy from Hell’. He created the crime series ‘Help Me, Rhonda’ in “Eppo” in 2013.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/oudenaarden_hansvan.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/g4UK309cb0z
(Van Oudenaarden created the cover of “Zack” #176, February 2014)
He began his comics career editing at Marvel in the late 1980s. In 1988, he and Ernie Colón created ‘Damage Control’, a feature about the clean-up and renovation crew that deals with the devastation of super-battles.
In 1993, McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle founded Milestone Media to amplify diversity in USA comics. He was editor-in-chief of Milestone Comics, which they published from 1993 to 1997.
The Milestone line included “Hardware”, “Static”, and “Icon”, among other series. The comics were published by DC but without editorial control (other than right of rejection).
In 2000, Milestone created the animated television show “Static Shock”. McDuffie was a writer on the series, which ran until 2004.
In 2002, he joined the writing staff of “Justice League” and continued to write and produce it, “Justice League Unlimited”, and other DC Animated Universe shows until his unexpected death.
McDuffie returned to comics in the mid-2000s, writing for both Marvel and DC. He produced long runs on “Fantastic Four” (2006–2008) and “Justice League of America” (2007–2009).
DC Comics integrated the Milestone characters into their main fictional universe in 2008, and they have appeared in both comics and animated shows since then. In 2010, McDuffie wrote “Milestone Forever” to provide the back-story for that integration.
Fellow author Charlotte Fullerton is his widow. In 2016, she established the Dwayne McDuffie Fund to support work that speaks to his vision of diversity and authenticity, in comics and animation in particular.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_McDuffie
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YyASZ
In the IMDb — www.imdb.com/name/nm0568336/
(Admira created the cover of “Milestone Forever” #1, April 2010)
In 1979, he colored the stories in “The Hulk!” #13 at Marvel, which included Bill Sienciewicz’s first ‘Moon Knight’ story. Since then he has colored hundreds of comics, using evolving technologies.
In 1987, Marvel’s Epic imprint asked him to color their translation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Akira”. They agreed to let him try doing digital color separation, which he and his colleagues at Olyoptics had begun experimenting with. After the high-profile success of the series, computer-assisted coloring has become prevalent in the industry.
Oliff received multiple ‘Best Colorist’ awards during the 1990s, from both the Eisner Awards and the Harvey Awards.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Oliff
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/IeDl3099Vul
(Jack Kirby and Mike Royer drew and Oliff colored the cover of “Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers” #1, November 1981)
He was a production artist for DC Comics for much of that time but also colored for Marvel, Topps, Disney, and others.
He is a noted authority on pulp magazines and old-time radio, particularly ‘The Shadow’. He currently publishes Sanctum Books, reprinting classic stories of ‘The Shadow’, ‘Doc Savage’, ‘The Spider’, and others.
Fellow comics colorist Adrienne Roy (1953–2010) was his wife.
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/XT9G3099VhJ
(Todd McFarlane and Tony Dezuniga drew and Tollin colored the cover of “Infinity, Inc.” #17, August 1985)
He worked on the ‘City at War’ sequence in the mid-1990s, the 2001 incarnation of the title along with Peter Laird and Eric Talbot, and many issues between.
While at Mirage, Lawson created his own non-Turtles series “Bade Biker and Orson” (1986–1987) and “Dino Island” (1993).
Around the turn of the century, he and Peter Laird formed Zeromayo Studios. They created and published two volumes of Laird’s science-fiction series “Planet Racer” (1997, 1998) and Lawson’s series of realistic stories “Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous” (2001).
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lawson_jim.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lawson_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/xreF3098PBm
(Lawson created the cover of “Dino Island” #1, February 1993)
In the 1980s, they published and co-edited “Popeye Special”,“Streetfighter”, and a few other comics.
In 1992, “The Greatest American Comic Book” #1 included the satirical feature ‘Guerrilla Gorillas’ which Palin created and wrote and which Grass Green drew.
In 1999, they published “The Wedding of Popeye and Olive”,written by Peter David and drawn by Dave Garcia and Sam de la Rosa.
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/MYqF30itphq
(Tom Grummett and Sam de la Rosa created the cover of “The Wedding of Popeye and Olive”, 1999)
He wrote for comics from the end of the 1960s to 1980. He wrote stories for Warren’s black-and-white magazines and for anthology comic books at Archie, DC, Charlton and others.
Glut created and wrote three memorable features at Gold Key — “Dr. Spektor”, “Dagar the Invincible”, and “Tragg and the Sky Gods”.
At Marvel, he wrote ‘Solomon Kane’ stories in “The Savage Sword of Conan” and had runs on “Captain America” and “The Invaders”.
Among his many fiction and non-fiction books, he is known for his 1980 novelization of the film “The Empire Strikes Back” (now called “Star Wars Episode 5”).
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_F._Glut
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pVh93098PsN
(Dorian Vallejo painted the cover of “The Saga of Solomon Kane”, July 2009, which reprints Glut’s stories among others)
By 1940, he began working at DC Comics creating very short humor strips and panels which were used to fill partial pages. He continued to create primarily for DC but occasionally at Fawcett and Harvey, until the early 1970s.
Boltinoff’s filler strips include ‘Casey the Cop’, ‘Super-Turtle’, and ‘Jerry the Jitterbug’.
He created ‘Dover and Clover’ in 1943, a standard-length humor feature about twin detectives. It ran in “More Fun Comics” and “All Funny Comics” through 1948, with a few more stories in “Detective Comics” in 1950 and 1951.
His final filler creation was ‘Cap’s Hobby Hints’ in the late 1960s. From 1969 to 1971, he created stories in “Date with Debbi” and “Swing with Scooter”.
Boltinoff also worked for newspaper syndication. He drew ‘This & That’ in 1946. In 1960, he took over ‘Nubbin’ and continued it to 1986. He also created ‘Stoker the Broker’ that year, which ran on business pages through the mid-1990s.
Outside the comics community, he is known globally for the ‘Hocus-Focus’ syndicated feature. Readers enjoy spotting the differences between two nearly-identical panels without any language barriers.
Boltinoff received awards from the National Cartoonists Society for his comic-book work (1970) and his newspaper panels (1981).
Shortly after beginning to work for DC, editor Whitney Ellsworth casually complained of overwork and Boltinoff suggested he hire his brother, Murray, as an assistant. Murray Boltinoff edited at DC through the end of the 1980s.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/boltinoff_henry.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Boltinoff
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/FvRy3098Poi
(Boltinoff created the cover of “More Fun Comics” #102, March-April 1945)
He inked “Eternity Smith” (Hero, 1987–1988) over Rick Hoberg. At Apple Press, he provided full art for a science-fiction story by Angela Harris in “Vox” (1989–1990).
He inked stories at DC Comics and Marvel until 1995. He worked on series such as “Wonder Woman” (1992–1994) and “Quasar” (1994).
He inked “Saban’s Mighty Morphin Rangers” (Hamilton, 1995) and “Gene Roddenberry’s Lost Universe” (Big Entertainment, 1995–1996).
McClellan left comics in 1999 to pursue freelance graphic design and illustration. His clients have included the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the AAA.
At Memory Alpha — http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Aaron_McClellan
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/6fdr3097KUJ
(McClellan created the cover of “Vox” #2, August 1989)
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