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sabato, 24 febbraio 2018
  • Mindy Fisch born

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  • Jan van Haasteren b.1936

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    Jan van Haasteren (born 24 February 1936, The Netherlands) “started out making many humorous comics for a variety of publications, of which ‘Baron van Tast’ is probably the best-known.

    “He is most famous however for his large and crowded drawings, which have appeared on posters and jigsaw puzzles. His work is characterized by its high density of (visual) jokes and absurdities.”
    —Lambiek Comiclopedia

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/haasteren_van.htm
    In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YFgwE

     

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  • Bryan Talbot b.1952

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    Bryan Talbot (born 24 February 1952, UK) is a comic book artist and writer whose career began in the mid-1970s in British underground comix.

    He is best known as the creator of “The Adventures of Luther Arkwright” (1978–1989) and its sequel “Heart of Empire” (1999), and the “Grandville” series of books (begun 2009).

    Mary Talbot, his wife, created and wrote “Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes” (2012), which he drew. The book won the Costa biography award that year.

    The pair have also collaborated on the historical fiction “Sally Heathcote: Suffragette” (2014) and the biography of Louise Michel, set in the Paris Commune of 1871, “The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia” (2016).

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/talbot_bryan.htm
    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandville_(comics)
    In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YFhuE

     

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  • Greg LaRocque b.1954

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    Greg LaRocque (born 24 February 1954, USA) worked in advertising before beginning his comics career in the early 1980s. For a dozen years, he worked for both Marvel and DC Comics.

    At Marvel, he drew a few issues of “The Avengers” in 1982. He worked on “Power Man and Iron Fist” (1984–1985) and was the initial penciler on “Web of Spider-Man” (1985).

    At DC, he had a long run on the Baxter-paper “Legion of Super-Heroes” series with writer Paul Levitz (1984–1988). He also had a notable run on “The Flash” with William Messner-Loebs (1988–1993), during which he redesigned the character’s costume.

    Larocque formed Exiled Studios in the mid 1990s and launched his creator-owned series “The Exiled” and “Cry Baby”.

    He has also worked as a graphic designer on licensed products featuring SpongeBob, Looney Tunes, and Batman.

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

     

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domenica, 25 febbraio 2018
  • Antonio Canale b.1915

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    Antonio Canale (25 February 1915 - 23 October 1991, Italy) began his career as an assistant to Nino Pagot. His first full work was in “Il Vittorioso” in 1937, with a script by Gianluigi Bonelli (the elder Bonelli, founder of the publishing house).

    He appeared in “Topolino” before World War II, and published there again from 1943. He also collaborated with Bonelli on additional features.

    In the 1950s, Canale worked through Fleetway drawing ‘Buffalo Bill’ in “Cowboy Comics”, ‘Spy 13’ in “Thriller Comics Library”, war stories, and other work. He also appeared in USA comics at this time.

    His later work includes ‘Hiawatha’ (in “Il Corriere dei Piccoli”, 1960) and the series ‘Ballate della Vecchia America’, telling ‘legends of New England’. He created the western feature ‘Kirby Flint’ and drew stories of ‘Pecos Bill’.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/canale_antonio.htm
    In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YGcNQ

     

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  • Darrell McClure b.1903

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    Darrell McClure (25 February 1903 – 27 February 1987, USA) was a painter and comics artist from the late 1920s.

    He is widely known for ‘Little Annie Rooney’, a syndicated comic strip that he took over in 1930 and drew until his retirement in 1966. It became very popular and was widely merchandised.

    When McClure was young he had been a sailor on a commercial freighter, and he served in the Coast Guard during World War II. His income from the strip allowed him to become a yachtsman, and he and his family sometimes living aboard.

    His paintings are usually sea or seashore scenes, often from the Bahamas. His work hangs in the Maritime Museum in San Francisco and in other museums and collections.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mcclure_d.htm
    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrell_McClure
    In the GCD — http://ow.ly/sTKg309lntn

     

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  • Arnold Roth b.1929

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    Arnold Roth (born 25 February 1929, USA) is an illustrator, an album cover artist, a magazine cover artist, and a cartoonist since 1950.

    He has done covers for “The New Yorker” and illustrations there, in “TV Guide”, and in “Esquire”. His album covers include “Dave Brubeck Octet” (1950), “Phil Napoleon and His Memphis Five” (1955), and “Pete Seeger Sings Little Boxes and Other Broadsides” (1963).

    He contributed to Harvey Kurtzman’s “Trump” (1957), “Humbug” (1957–1958), and “Help!” (1960–1965). He appeared in the first two dozen issues of “National Lampoon” (1970–1972).

    Roth created ‘Poor Arnold’s Almanac’ as a syndicated Sunday strip (1959–1961) and later revived it as a daily panel (1989–1990). He was a political cartoonist for “The Progressive” from 1981 to 1987.

    He has received multiple awards from the National Cartoonists Society, most of them multiple times — from the Illustration Award to the Sports Cartoon Award. He received their Gold Key Award (their Hall of Fame) in 2000, and served as the group’s president from 1983 to 1985.

    In 2009, Roth was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/roth_arnold.htm
    At Wikipedia — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Roth
    In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YGdLb

     

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  • Rick Geary b.1946

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    Rick Geary (born 25 February 1946, USA) is an artist who gained prominence appearing in “National Lampoon” for more than a decade.

    From the 1980s, he appeared in ‘new underground’ anthologies from Kitchen Sink, Eclipse, Pacific Comics, and others (in series such as “Snarf”, “Eclipse, the Magazine”, and “Twisted Tales”).

    Geary has also appeared in “Epic Illustrated” (Marvel), “Prime Cuts” and “Graphic Story Monthly” (Fantagraphics), “Dark Horse Presents” and “Cheval Noir” (Dark Horse).

    He has created two series of historical crime stories, “A Treasury of Victorian Murder” (1995–2007) and “A Treasury of XXth Century Murder” (since 2008). His subjects range from Lizzie Borden to Sacco and Venzetti.

    His kid-friendly comics include “The Junior Carrot Patrol” (Dark Horse, 1989–1990) and “Gumby” (Wildcard Ink, 2006–2007).

    He received the 1994 Magazine and Book Illustration Award from the National Cartoonist Society.

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

     

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