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Allen Saunders (April 24, 1899 - January 28, 1986) was an American writer, journalist and cartoonist who wrote the comic strips Steve Roper and Mike Nomad, Mary Worth and Kerry Drake. His full name, John Allen Saunders, sometimes led to confusion with his son John (John Phillip Saunders, 1924-2003), who later continued two of his father's strips.

Born in Lebanon, Indiana, Saunders enjoyed newspaper comics as a youth, and he practiced drawing them. After graduating from Wabash College in 1920, he taught French there for seven years while working in the summers on his M.A. at the University of Chicago and taking night classes at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He drew editorial cartoons and the single-panel Miserable Moments, wrote detective fiction for magazines, worked in Chautauqua theater and wrote plays. These experiences converged in his later comics career.

In 1927, while on sabbatical from Wabash, he moved to Toledo, Ohio as a reporter and drama critic for the News-Bee, and he stayed on with that newspaper. Eight years later, Elmer Woggon (a friend at the rival Toledo Blade) proposed a comic strip for Publishers Syndicate (later Publishers-Hall Syndicate), The Great Gusto, which he would draw if Saunders did the writing. They shook on it, but it wasn't accepted until they refocused on its Indian character. On November 23, 1936, it finally appeared in the newspapers as Big Chief Wahoo and scored a success—fortunately, as Saunders' regular job ended when the News-Bee folded in 1938. Gags gave way to adventure strips, so in 1940, he began to reshape the narrative into Steve Roper, centered on the escapades of a racket-busting photojournalist.

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Société Dargaud, doing business as Les Éditions Dargaud, is a publisher of Franco-Belgian comics series, headquartered in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. It was founded in 1936 by Georges Dargaud (French pronunciation: ​[daʁɡo]), publishing its first comics in 1943.

Initially, Dargaud published novels for women. In 1948, they started Line, a "magazine for elegant women", as well as a French edition of the Belgian Tintin magazine.

In 1960, Dargaud bought the weekly Pilote magazine from René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, and Jean-Michel Charlier, and the same year they published their first albums. Goscinny continued as editor of the magazine, and Charlier was album editor for a period.

In 1974, Dargaud wanted to diversify, and Pilote became a monthly magazine, and spawned another two monthly magazines. The new magazines were Lucky Luke Mensuel (a Western themed magazine around the series Lucky Luke) and Achille Talon Magazine (a humor based magazine around the series Achille Talon). However, both of them were unable to sustain a readership and folded within a year. The comics from these two magazines were put back into Pilote.

In 1988, Dargaud was acquired by Média-Participations.

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Amazing piece of art, defying the tropes most commonly associated with the genre. Modern fantastic artists could learn from it.

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Especially noteworthy is the female explorer missing her torn clothes and menacing BEM. How unusual to see such a one un-kidnapped, un-needing of rescue.
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50 Years Ago This Month: Spark Plug gets the jump on the other horses in The Great Flatlands Steeplechase in Gold Key's Barney Google and Snuffy Smith #1 (http://www.comics.org/issue/294324/), cover and pencils by Fred Fredericks with inks by Ray Orsin!

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, originally Barney Google, is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Billy DeBeck. Since its debut on June 17, 1919, the strip has gained a huge international readership, appearing in 900 newspapers in 21 countries. The initial appeal of the strip led to its adaptation to film, animation, popular song and television. It added several terms and phrases to the English language and inspired the 1923 hit tune "Barney Google (with the Goo-Goo-Googly Eyes)" with lyrics by Billy Rose, as well as the 1923 record, "Come On, Spark Plug!"

Barney Google himself, once the star of the strip and a very popular character in his own right, has been almost entirely phased out of the feature. Since 1954, his appearances have been rare, and from a period between 1997 and 2012, he wasn't seen in the strip at all. Since 2012, he has been seen more often, making several week long appearances. Snuffy Smith, who was introduced in 1934, is now the comic strip's central character. Nevertheless, the feature is still titled Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.

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Krazy Kat is an American comic strip created by cartoonist George Herriman, published daily in newspapers between 1913 and 1944. It first appeared in the New York Evening Journal, whose owner, William Randolph Hearst, was a major booster for the strip throughout its run. Set in a dreamlike portrayal of Herriman's vacation home of Coconino County, Arizona, Krazy Kat's mixture of offbeat surrealism, innocent playfulness and poetic, idiosyncratic language has made it a favorite of comics aficionados and art critics for more than 80 years.

The strip focuses on the curious love triangle between its title character, a guileless, carefree, simple-minded cat of indeterminate gender (referred to as both "he" and "she"); the obsessive antagonist Ignatz Mouse; and the protective police dog, Offissa Bull Pupp. Krazy nurses an unrequited love for the mouse. However, Ignatz despises Krazy and constantly schemes to throw bricks at Krazy's head, which Krazy misinterprets as a sign of affection, uttering grateful replies such as "Li'l dollink, allus f'etful". Offissa Pupp, as Coconino County's administrator of law and order, makes it his unwavering mission to interfere with Ignatz's brick-tossing plans and lock the mouse in the county jail.

Despite the slapstick simplicity of the general premise, it was the detailed characterization, combined with Herriman's visual and verbal creativity, that made Krazy Kat one of the first comics to be widely praised by intellectuals and treated as "serious" art. Though only a modest success during its initial run, in more recent years, many modern cartoonists have cited Krazy Kat as a major influence.

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Yanick Paquette is a Canadian penciller in North American comics. He has worked for Antarctic Press, Topps, Marvel and DC Comics and since 1994.

Among the titles Paquette has worked on are Adventures of Superman, Areala Warrior Nun, Avengers, Codename: Knockout, Gambit, Gen¹³, JLA, Negation', Power Company, Space: Above And Beyond, Superman: The Man of Steel, Terra Obscura, Tomorrow Woman, Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City, Seven Soldiers: The Bulleteer, Wonder Woman, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Civil War: X-Men.

Clément Sauvé was his assistant on background on a wide number of issues.

Paquette was the regular artist on Ultimate X-Men from February 2007 to January 2008, and for the first five issues of Young X-Men in 2008. He later supplied the art for Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3 (August 2010), and a few issues of Batman Inc., teaming up again with Grant Morrison. He is currently the artist on the relaunched Swamp Thing, with Scott Snyder writing, and Marco Rudy doing the fill-in issues.

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Howard Adolph Schneider (April 24, 1930 - June 28, 2007), better known as Howie Schneider, was an award-winning cartoonist, sculptor and children's book author who lived and worked in Massachusetts. His best-known comic strip, Eek & Meek, ran from 1965 to 2000 in more than 400 newspapers through Newspaper Enterprise Association. After Eek and Meek was cancelled, Schneider became the editorial cartoonist for the Provincetown Banner.

On October 6, 2003, he launched a daily and Sunday strip, The Sunshine Club, which looked at the issues of aging and was distributed by United Feature Syndicate.

Other strips of Schneider's included Percy's World and Bimbo's Circus (aka The Circus of P.T. Bimbo).[4] His cartoons were published in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, Redbook and McCall's.

Schneider served 20 years on the board of the Newspaper Features Council and eight years on the board of the National Cartoonists Society.

Schneider was a two-time winner of Best Editorial Cartoon from the New England Press Association.

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Dick Matena (Den Haag, 24 April 1943) is a Dutch comics writer and cartoonist. He has also published under the pseudonyms A. den Dooier, John Kelly and Dick Richards.

At the age of 17 he started working at the Toonder studios as volunteer. In the beginning he helped with the drawing projects of Tom Poes (1962–1963) and Panda (1961–1968). In 1968 his own comic appeared in the comic magazine Pep.

In 1964 Dick Matena started working as a freelancer, in the beginning mainly for the Toonder studios. He drew his own comic Polletje Pluim. For Pep he drew De Argonautjes (1968–1973) and Ridder Roodhart (1969–1971). He wrote scenarios for the Macaroni's (1971–1975) and Blook (1972–1973). During the period he worked for the cartoon magazine Eppo, he wrote four scenarios for the comic Storm (1978–1980) and under his pseudonym Dick Richards eight scenarios for the comic De Partners (1976–1984), drawn by Carry Brugman. In 1977 Matena drew his first realistic comic Virl.

From 1982 until 1984 he lived in Spain and worked for Selleciones Illustrades. For the comic magazine Titanic, he created two starship stories. After his move to Belgium he created the comics De laatste dagen van Adgar Allan Poe, Gauguin en Van Gogh and Mozart & Casanova.

On stories of Martin Lodewijk Dick Matena drew three spin-off comics of Storm (Don Lawrence). He used his pseudonym John Kelly at first; the last comic is published with his own name. The series of these Storm albums are called Kronieken van de Tussentijd. In 1997 he started again with the comic Tom Poes. Two stories were published in the Dutch vesion of the magazine Donald Duck.

Matena draws comics of classical Dutch literary books. For one of these comics he won the Bronzen Adhemar award.

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25 Years Ago This Month: Daredevil battles through a city gone mad as New York bows under the demonic onslaught of Inferno in Daredevil #265, script by Ann Nocenti, cover and interior art by John Romita, Jr. and Al Williamson, colors by Christie Scheele, and letters by Joe Rosen!
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Sergio Cariello (born April 23, 1964 in Brazil) is a Brazilian-American comic book artist. He has done work for many major comic publishers through his career, including Marvel Comics and DC Comics, as well as popular independent companies like CrossGen Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.

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Bryan Hitch (born April 22, 1970) is a British comic book artist. Hitch began his career in the United Kingdom for Marvel UK, working on titles such as Action Force and Death's Head, before gaining prominence on American titles such as Wildstorm's Stormwatch and The Authority, DC Comics titles such as JLA, and Marvel Comics' The Ultimates.

Hitch's artwork and designs have also appeared in direct-to-video animated films, television, and major feature films, such as the 2009 film Star Trek, for which he has been praised by director J. J. Abrams.

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