Comics Calendar

martedì, 21 agosto 2018
  • Gian Giacomo Dalmasso b.1907

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Gian Giacomo Dalmasso (21 August 1907 – 12 September 1981, Italy) was a comics writer who began his career after being in the military.

    He served in colonial possessions in North Africa and in World War II. After the war, he began writing humor articles and in 1947 began writing comics.

    He is known for his co-creation of ‘Pantera Bionda’ (‘Blonde Phantom’) with artist Ingam (Enzo Magni), which ran from 1948 to 1950.

    Borrowing heavily from USA characters such as ‘Sheena’ and ‘Nyoka’, the character was a blonde westerner raised by a Chinese woman in Borneo. She fought criminals and surviving Imperial Japanese soldiers in a loincloth, which raised the ire of censors.

    From 1958, he worked on Disney stories for Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. He immersed himself in the USA animations and comics and became the in-house expert on characterization and continuity.

    He frequently collaborated with artist Giuseppe Perego, for example on the framing pages in the reprint series “I Classici di Walt Disney” (1957+).

    With Giovan Battista Carpi, he adapted “Hamlet” in a Mickey Mouse story (1960) and similarly, “Michael Strogoff” by Jules Verne (1966).

    At Wikipedia (in Italian) — https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gian_Giacomo_Dalmasso
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yb4edx4t
     

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  • Wim den Hollander b.1918

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Wim den Hollander (born 21 August 1918, The Netherlands)

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hollander_wim_den.htm
     

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  • Stephen Hillenburg, b.1961

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Stephen Hillenburg (born 21 August 1961, USA) is a cartoonist, animator, and former marine biologist.

    He is the creator of the television series “SpongeBob SquarePants” (1999+).

    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hillenburg
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7btwe77
     

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  • Rachid Nawa b.1961

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Rachid Nawa (born 21 August 1961, France) is a comic book artist, animator, and commercial illustrator.

    His art style ranges from a broad, humorous line for “Le Journal de Mickey” to a more realistic, dramatic style for “Commissaire Soubeyran”.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nawa_rachid.htm
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybet57x9
     

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  • Bobbie Chase born

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Bobbie Chase (born 21 August, USA) is a comics writer and editor.

    She worked for Marvel in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1994–1995, she was one a Group Editor-in-Chief there. She is currently Vice President of Talent Development at DC Comics.

    As an editor, she has helped launched the careers of such creators as Salvador Larroca and Jamal Igle, and worked closely with writer Peter David on his acclaimed run on “The Incredible Hulk”.

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

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  • Enrico Bagnoli b.1925

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Enrico Bagnoli (21 August 1925 – 8 September 2012, Italy) had his first comic stories published at age 15 and created his first series ‘Volpe’ (‘Captain Horn’ in France) in 1943.

    In the late 1940s he drew for USA publishers (Fiction House, St. John) and from the mid-1950s he created stories for publishers throughout Europe (Dargaud, Fleetwood, Springer Verlag, and others).

    In 1985, after having edited for many years, Bagnoli began drawing again for the “Martin Mystère” series at Bonelli, signing his work ‘Henry’. Shorty before his death at 87, he published a sequel to a story he had created in 1946.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bagnoli_enrico.htm
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaaegnke
     

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  • Gary Friedrich b.1943

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Gary Friedrich (born 21 August 1943, USA) is a comics writer best known for his work at Marvel.

    His career began at Charlton (1966–1967) but he established his reputation on “Sgt. Fury” (Marvel, 1967–1973) and “Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD” (1968–1969). He returned to the series, now titled “Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos” (1977–1981).

    He revived the classic western “Ghost Rider” (1967) with Dick Ayers and then co-created the supernatural motorcyclist ‘Ghost Rider’ (1973–1975) with Tom Sutton. He created ‘Son of Satan’ in a “Ghost Rider” issue in 1973.

    He wrote for Atlas/Seaboard in 1975 but left comics in 1978.

    He later wrote “Bombast” (Topps, 1993). This was a concept created by Jack Kirby, and it gave Friedrich the opportunity to work again with Roy Thomas as plotter and Herb Trimpe and John Severin as artists.

    “Sgt. Fury” won Alley Awards as Best War Comic in 1967 and 1968; Friedrich wrote all but the first few months of those two years.

    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Friedrich
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7v6o9yt
     

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  • Brick Bradford debuts 1933

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Brick Bradford was a science fiction comic strip created by writer William Ritt, a journalist based in Cleveland, and artist Clarence Gray. It was first distributed in 1933 by Central Press Association, a subsidiary of King Features Syndicate.

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  • Marie Severin b.1929

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Marie Severin (born 21 August 1929, USA) has been a prolific comic book artist and colorist since the 1950s, when her coloring helped set the defining visual tone of EC Comics.

    She is perhaps best known for her work at Marvel Comics, beginning after EC’s reduction to the black-and-white “Mad Magazine” back when Marvel was still called Atlas.

    She was Marvel’s head colorist until 1972 (she was succeeded by George Roussos), when she turned her attention to drawing. She contributed to titles from “Not Brand Ecch” to “The Cat” to “Conan the Barbarian”.

    Severin was inducted into the Will Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Comics creator John Severin (26 December 1921 – 12 February 2012) was her brother.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/severin_marie.htm
    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Severin
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybpbjp2e
     

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  • Charb (Stéphane Charbonnier) b.1967

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    ‘Charb’ was the pen name of Stéphane Charbonnier (21 August 1967 – 7 January 2015, France), a comics creator and editor.

    He was known for his satirical caricatures and was also a journalist. He became editor of “Charlie Hebdo” (“Charlie Weekly”) in 2009.

    He was one of the victims of the murderous attack on the “Charlie Hebdo” offices in January 2015 carried out by religious extremists who were offended by cartoons published in the magazine.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/charb.htm
    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charb
     

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  • Darrell Goza b.1955

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Darrell Goza (born 21 August 1955, USA)

    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7o5s9s6
     

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  • Stefano Babini b.1964

    martedì, 21 agosto 2018

    Stefano Babini (born 21 August 1964, Italy)

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/babini_stefano.htm
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yclzdq4d
     

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mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018
  • Nico van Dam b.1923

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Nico van Dam (22 August 1923 – 14 October 2010, The Netherlands)

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dam_nico-van.htm
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9nu3hcd
     

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  • Ron Turner b.1922

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Ron Turner (22 August 1922 – 19 December 1998, UK) was an illustrator and comic book artist.

    He published briefly as a young man, then was drafted into World War II. On his return, he created strips in “Big” (Scion) and illustrated paperback novels.

    He created the short-lived “Tit-Bits Science Fiction Comics” in 1953, worked on ‘Space Ace’ in “Lone Star”, and in 1954 began a five-year run on ‘Rick Random: Space Detective’ in “Super-Detective Library” (Amalgamated Press).

    He published in “TV Century 21” on features such as ‘The Daleks’ (1966–1967) and strips based on Gerry Anderson creations — ‘Stingray’, ‘Firevall XL5’, ‘Thunderbird’, and so on.

    In the late 1960s, he published at Fleetway (the new name of Amalgamated) and in the 1970s at IPC (which had acquired Fleetway). Much of his work was for the young adult market, on strips in “Whizzer” and “Chips”.

    From the late 1970s, he appeared regularly in “Action” (IPC) on ‘The Spinball Slaves’. “Action” became “Battle Action” and he drew a sequel feature, ‘The Spinball Wars’.

    With a further title change to “Battle Action Force”, he drew ‘Action Force’ strips featuring the characters licensed from Mattel.

    Not to be confused with USA comics publisher Ron Turner (born ~1940), founder of Last Gasp Press.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/turner_r.htm
    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Turner_(illustrator)
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7vtlnws
     

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  • George Herriman b.1880

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    George Herriman (22 August 1880 – 25 April 1944, USA) was a highly influential comics creator who worked primarily in syndicated strips.

    He worked as a newspaper illustrator and engraver from 1897. He began creating strips from 1902. One of his creations was ‘The Dingbat Family’ (1910–1916) and in 1910 he introduced the character Krazy Kat there.

    The Kat got its own daily strip in 1913 and a Sunday strip from 1916 and ran until 1944. The feature was distinct and distinctive, with sparse, shifting backgrounds and dialect-laden dialogue.

    The strange triangle of the brick-throwing Ignatz Mouse, the androgynous Krazy Kat, and Offisa Pup attracted the attention of serious artists and critics. The feature has been collected multiple times.

    While his work did not achieve contemporary popularity, William Randolph Hearst supported Herriman to the extent of a lifelong contract with King Features Syndicate.

    Among his other work, his illustrations for “Archy and Mehitabel” by Don Marquis are also notable

    Artists from Will Eisner to Charles Schulz and Art Spiegleman attest to the influence of his work and its idiosyncratic aesthetic.

    In the 1970s, researchers discovered that Herriman was born to mixed-race parents and was listed as “colored” on his birth certificate. During his lifetime, he identified as white and he was listed as “caucasian” on his death certificate. Historians today describe him as Black or Creole.

    The Small Press Expo established the annual Ignatz Award in 1997, given for talent in the independent comics field. Herriman was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Society of Illustrators in 2013.

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/herriman.htm
    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Herriman
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yajfuuap
    In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0364211/
     

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  • Will Shetterly b.1955

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Will Shetterly (born 22 August 1955, USA)

    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Shetterly
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ydz3su4b
     

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  • Anna-Maria Cool b.1956

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Anna-Maria Cool (born 22 August 1956, USA)

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cool_anna-maria.htm
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yac59njt
     

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  • Luis Oscár Duque Sànchez b.1949

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Luis Oscar Duque Sánchez (born 22 August 1949, Cuba)

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/duque_sanchez_luis_oscar.htm
     

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  • Sébastien Cosset b.1975

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Sébastien Cosset (born 22 August 1975, France) is a comics and animation creator.

    He and writer Jean-Marc Cosset, his father, created “Res Punica” (Glénat, 2001). He drew the final volume of “Rogon Le Leu” (Delcourt, 2003).

    He and Marie Pommepuy (born 1978) are married and collaborate under the pen name ‘Kerascoët’ since 2002.

    They worked on animation projects with Joann Sfar in the mid-2000s, including the television series ‘Le Petit Vampire’. Sfar and Lewis Trondheim then had them work on their “Donjon Crépuscule” series (2005–2006), part of the “Donjon” universe that parodies Dungeons and Dragons.

    Other Kerascoët collaborations include the 1930s thriller “Miss pas touche” (Dargaud, 2006–2009) with writer Hubert (Hubert Boulard). It was released in English as “Miss Don’t Touch Me” (NBM, 2008–2010). They also created “Beauté” with Hubert (Dupuis, 2011–2014).

    They created the fairytale “Jolies ténèbres” (Dupuis, 2009), for which Pommepuy also collaborated with writer Fabien Vehlmann. It was released in English as “Beautiful Darkness” (Drawn & Quarterly, 2014). They joined with Vehlmann again on “Voyage en Satanie” (Dargaud, 2011).

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cosset_sebastien.htm
    ‘Kerascoët’ at Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kerascoet.htm
    ‘Kerascoët’ at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerasco%C3%ABt
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8ewg82r
    ‘Kerascoët’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8ofl77p
    In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2615806/
     

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  • Don Moore b.1904

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Don Moore (22 August 1904 – 7 April 1986, USA) was a writer and editor who worked in pulp magazines, comic books, and television.

    In 1934, King Features Syndicate hired him to write two syndicated strips intended to compete with ‘Buck Rogers’ and ‘Tarzan’. He wrote ‘Flash Gordon’ and its topper ‘Jungle Jim’ for 20 years, working at first with artist Alex Raymond on both strips.

    His earliest screenwriting was for “Captain Video”, the first science-fiction show on USA television. He later wrote for “Rawhide”, “'Sea Hunt'”,  “'Death Valley Days”, and other shows.

    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yd68zomg
    In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601133/
     

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  • Jano (Jean Leguay) b.1955

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    ‘Jano’ is the pen name of Jean Leguay (born 22 August 1955, France)

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jano.htm
    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Leguay_(artist)
     

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  • Carry Brugman b.1947

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Carry Brugman (born 22 August 1947, The Netherlands)

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brugman_c.htm
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaqxa6h6
     

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  • D. G. Chichester b.1964

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    D. G. Chichester (born 22 August 1964, USA)

    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._G._Chichester
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yahw5cgf
     

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  • Ray Bradbury b.1920

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Ray Bradbury (22 August 1920 – 5 June 2012, USA) was a prolific author working in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction.

    Many of his works have been adapted to film, television, and comic books.

    Al Feldstein famously adapted his stories for EC Comics (1951–1954), some of which were collected in mass-market paperbacks.

    In the early 1990s, Byron Preiss in “The Ray Bradbury Chronicles” and Topps in “Ray Bradburry Comics” each published a mix of new adaptations and reprints of EC stories.

    At Wikipedia — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_bradbury
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yddxyn9g
    In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001969/
     

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  • Ken L. Jones b.1951

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Ken L. Jones (born 22 August 1951, USA?)

    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybc8cdd6
     

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  • Jerry Iger b.1903

    mercoledì, 22 agosto 2018

    Jerry Iger (22 August 1903 – 5 September 1990, USA) was one of the pioneers of the American comic-book industry.

    Working as a news cartoonist in the 1920s, he started a syndicate to provide cartoons and comics to publishers.

    His strips in “Famous Funnies” were among the earliest work produced specifically for comic books. As an editor, he published the first professional work of Will Eisner, Dick Briefer, and Bob Kane.

    He created ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle’, which appeared in “Wags” #1 in the UK in 1937 and in “Jumbo Comics” #1 in the USA in 1938.

    He and Eisner became partners in a shop that produced comics for Golden Age publishers such as Fox Features, Fiction House, and Quality.

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

    At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/i/iger_jerry.htm
    At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Iger
    In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9lzdfs3
     

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