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November 11, 2002
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Comiclopedia.

Not just your father's Comicyclopdedia.
posted by y2karl (17 comments total)

 
Oh, yeeeeeeeah!
posted by Shane at 12:01 PM on November 11, 2002


So big, bright and beautiful! The equivalent in print would cost - what? - at least 80 euros/dollars.

The notes seem to be well written too - I concur with the entry for Milo Manara, one of my favourites.

Thanks, y2karl. This time, really! ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:05 PM on November 11, 2002


this has great stuff....the Pascal Doury "exposition" is wonderful...thanks!
posted by amberglow at 12:15 PM on November 11, 2002


I concur with the entry for Milo Manara, one of my favourites.

[Goofy] *gulp!* [/Goofy]
posted by y2karl at 12:22 PM on November 11, 2002


In 1981, after a long comics career, Wallace Wood took his own life rather than facing dependency on kidney dialysis.

Well, that certainly cheers me right up.
posted by xiffix at 12:26 PM on November 11, 2002


Jim Lee's got a degree in Medicine from Princeton?!

No wonder I've always been fascinated by his muscular physiques. In contrast to the horror that is Rob Liefeld.
posted by Stan Chin at 12:37 PM on November 11, 2002


I fing it humorous that "Tom Tomorrow" is listed and referred to simply as that name, while Ruben Bolling, a less-well-known nom de plume is unmasked in the first sentence of his entry.

Now, that's the mark of a good comicyclopedia.
posted by soyjoy at 1:16 PM on November 11, 2002


Tezuka is also a Doctor of Medicine.
Tezuka is the one who introduced cinematic techniques to the Japanese comic book.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 1:26 PM on November 11, 2002


My relative unknown: Al Davison. He's an amazingly talented artist who's written about having spina bifida and an abusive father in gripping, if not outright horrifying, detail.
posted by mediareport at 1:47 PM on November 11, 2002


Oh, and thanks for the fantastic post, y2karl.
posted by mediareport at 1:47 PM on November 11, 2002


Anyone here heard of Mirko Ilic? (More / Mirko / Ilic / Here...)

Ilic emigrated from Croatia and wrote/drew some really cool, trippy short comics for Marvel's 1980s Epic Magazine before going into graphic design and eventually becoming an art director for Time and the NYTimes.

A Mirko Fernet Ilic died on 9/11/01. I don't think it is the same Ilic, but I've never been sure. I don't see Mirko in the Comicyclopdedia, and I wish I'd see more of his work these days...
posted by Shane at 2:13 PM on November 11, 2002


There's no Bruce Timm.
posted by riffola at 3:38 PM on November 11, 2002


What, from PoemFilter to ComicFilter?
More good stuff from y2karl. This is a marvelous resource. Thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 5:20 PM on November 11, 2002


There's no Bruce Timm.

From the site: "If you know a published comic book artist that should be added to the list, please send us more info or website links."

Your mission, riffola, should you choose to accept it...
posted by mediareport at 6:26 PM on November 11, 2002


Burce Timm although well known for his work on the Batman and Superman WB cartoon series, has also worked on various comics. Including the 11 issue He-Man mini-comic series.
posted by riffola at 6:43 PM on November 11, 2002


Bruce even
posted by riffola at 6:44 PM on November 11, 2002


They've added Bruce Timm.
posted by riffola at 11:05 AM on November 20, 2002


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